take my hand

and we'll walk this together, forever

7 June
I wanna write a poem for death
I wanna write a poem for final ends
I wanna write a poem for being no more
When dark is complete and hope is gone

And I wanna write a poem for life
I wanna write a poem for embracing the day
I wanna write a poem for seizing opportunity
For loving and learning and living
For laughing and dancing and singing
For talking
For hugging
For writing
For squeaking
For feeling with the deepest essence of my soul
The joys and pains of the life that I’m living
But I don’t want to write this poem with paper and pen
I want to write this poem with my life
~April 2003
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