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The Gift of Life

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I wake with a healthy body
with working hands, legs, and eyes
I have a loving family
this much i should realize
life is a gift to everyone
to all those walking upon the earth
from those who have died before us
to those entering our world at birth
there is nothing that holds more value
than the gift of life itself
a gift that can't be bought or sold
with any kind of wealth
a gift that seems abundant
a gift we cherish all our days
how much it is taken for granted
and how easily it can be taken away
life can seem to last forever
but when life does come to a halt
our hearts are filled with sadness
as if it were our fault
though some view life as pointless
and how some like to pretend
just because life is everywhere
does not mean it cannot end



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