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Dear Life

Keep Holding On

By Joe PattersonPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Dear Life
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I'm still holding on for dear life. Even at the edge of death I'm near life. I see and hear life.

The blue blood coursing through my veins flows on and when bones and limbs come to a stop, my heart goes on.

I'm just barely breathing, but I haven't taken my last breath. I only know life and never death.

When life leaves me in a puddle of my own blood beaten and broken my strongest words are forever spoken.

A drama king during setbacks who says he wants to give up, but life shines down and tells me to live up.

Am I the king of life because I cling to life? or am I still learning about everything in life?

There will be a day when my flesh is no longer alive, but perseverance of my spirit will always thrive.

Don't fear the pressures of the living, don't fear life. When close and near life keep holding on to dear life.

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About the Creator

Joe Patterson

Hi I'm Joe Patterson. I am a writer at heart who is a big geek for film, music, and literature, which have all inspired me to be a writer. I rap, write stories both short and long, and I'm also aspiring to be an author and a filmmaker.

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  • Stephanie J. Bradberry2 months ago

    A great inspirational and motivational poem!

  • Loved your words

  • Mariann Carroll2 months ago

    I Love it, hearted . So beautiful 😍

  • sleepy drafts2 months ago

    Beautiful. You can feel the urgency in this, and the depth of its message. ❤️

  • Lamar Wiggins2 months ago

    Excellent! This was encouraging and very subliminal. Left a heart.

  • Moe Radosevich2 months ago

    you certainly pinpoint life’s life, very good stuff 😀

  • Holly Pheni2 months ago

    Very lovely, Joe! Great message to send out into the world!

  • Heather Hubler2 months ago

    I loved the beautiful message in this. Wonderful work, Joe :)

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