Live, Not Die
Why do you want to end your life?
Is your life really that bad?
Do you think you’re the only one
Who has a reason to be sad?
There are people in this world
Who have it a lot worse than you;
Compare your life to theirs,
But I know you don’t want to.
You’re focused on yourself right now.
That’s why you want to die;
You don’t have what you want in life,
And you want to know why.
Everyone - even the rich, has wants,
And all will go through pain;
But only those who endure to the end,
Heaven will be their gain.
Don’t give up, My child...
Just keep holding on;
Don’t let the devil take your life.
You’ll regret it when it’s gone.
When you were born into this world,
Life was My gift to you;
Do you want to throw My gift away?
My heart would break if you do.
A fight between the flesh and spirit,
Is what this is about;
Deep down, you want to live...
That’s your spirit crying out.
By Jennifer O’Connor