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I Want to Live, I Don't Want to Die

I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

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Oh God, I want to live, I don’t want to die

I want to rise up in the mornings, and breathe in the air from the skies

I want to hold my children each day and show them how much I love them

I want to pray for my people, ending with an Amen


Jesus, I want to live, I don’t want to die

Heal me through all sickness, give me life, not a goodbye

I want to live, I don’t want to die

I want to hug my siblings, my mom, and my dad and let them know they matter to me

I want to enjoy an earth that you have given to us, air, land and sea.


I want to walk my daughter down the aisle

I want my son to have someone to talk to during tough times

I want to laugh with my love, and wipe her tears when she cries

I want to live, I don’t want to die


I want to feel the breeze in my face when i go for a drive out

I want to pat my friend on the back, encouraging and helping out

I want to keep doing what I love to do

I want to live, i don’t want to die and that’s the truth


I want to plant the Earth, growing trees, vegetables and fruits

I want salvation for my aching soul that is the truth

I remember, by his stripes I am healed

Lord thy God, heal me, and give me life please.

© 2021 Clive Williams

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