Class of We Made It

Some Days it’s Hard to Choose Life

Some days it’s hard to choose life

To take one more step one more breath one more blink

When the money’s run out again and it’s only the eighth of the month

 

Some days it’s hard to choose life

The prescription deductible’s due

And I can’t afford to pick up my medication

 

Some days it’s hard to choose life

The car battery is dead and will cost $250 dollars not in my budget

And I’m tired of trying to survive on ramen and yogurt

 

Some days it’s hard to choose life

I’ve had little sleep for the fifth night in a row

I’m exhausted and I’ve just cried more than a river of tears

 

Some days it’s hard to choose life

Some days I feel so alone, soul-battered, no way out

Month after month after month the same the same the same chaotic ride

 

Some days it’s hard to choose life

Will peace ever come, just one-step-after-the-next, no rocks-in-the-road peace

Some days I long for an everlasting sleep, and yet…

 

From somewhere, far away, so close, inside

Comes a voice, a whisper, a calm, quiet call

I AM here

 

And I reach up with everything I have

(which isn’t much, but it’s something – a murmured SOS; an open hand)

Because I know HE understands…and I choose again.

 

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