I finally learned that life really is a gift and that as long as you have life there still is hope despite my once OD-ing on prescription psychotropic and antidepressant drugs to end it all years ago when I was a youth still in my early twenties.

A Sonnet to the Gift of Life

Believe it or do not life is a gift—
do not give up yourself to its evils
or to its tribulations and trials!
Know instead that God, tho' you feel adrift,
will never leave you—He will buoy you up
and guide you to shore; this know that God wills.
He will anoint your steps through the steep hills
of your life and in the end fill your cup
until it runs over—rejoice! Have heart!
For you are not alone in your sorrows
and grief, for God and His angels take part
in the triumphs and victories you'll seize.
If you hold out to the end, tomorrows
are yours—have hope and fight despair's disease!

Sonnet by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-05-29 at 12:26

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chuma okafor
This one sincerely gives me hope, to continue believing in God, my spirit has been lifted from the shadows of self doubt. Nice work!