Will to Live
a Poem by Raquel Swann
You say you haven’t the will to live
You’ve already prepped and readied the shiv.
You may as well place it in my vein
Because I have to go on and endure the pain.
You somehow cannot stand yourself
I’ve read all the books that were on the shelf.
I still can’t show you what you don’t see.
If you hurt yourself, you’d hurt me.
Is there a way or chance I can show
Some of things you just don’t know.
Those people who have brought you here
When there is love to give will not be near
I am the one who sees this light,
Burning within you – it shines so bright
I love you deeply with all my heart.
The hurt inside you tears me apart.
Your story is not over so don’t close the book
Here is my mirror just take a look
At who you are and what you mean
Your future will always remain unforeseen
Just when you think things are at their worst.
Before you kill yourself, just kill me first.
Think on it hard and you shall find
It’s not what you’d gain but what you’d leave behind.
There will be love waiting right here.
No matter the price, never you fear.
The love I can give, use as your crutch.
I’ll always be here to remind you how much.