Breathe | Teen Ink


April 26, 2021
By Colleendaquila BRONZE, Gretna, Louisiana
Colleendaquila BRONZE, Gretna, Louisiana
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No matter what life throws at you...breathe

Never give up... breath

Because you never know if you are going to wake up the next morning

Thank God each day that you open your eyes and breathe

Many people do not have another day,

Another chance to strive or to achieve

So whatever you set your mind to...breathe

And with every breath you take

Have it not be taken for granted

For any second your breathing may stop

Rise and show the world what you have to offer

Another day you open your eyes

Another breath is a gift... breath

The author's comments:

Someone very dear to me passed away due to Covid-19 a couple of weeks ago. He was way too young to have passed on, and I'm still unable to have it fully sink in. He was my English teacher at my grammar school and coached me in cross-country. He was one of the most motivational and inspirational people I have ever met. He would often tell us in class and on the field to never give up and thank God for each morning you open your eyes and every breath you take. I felt called to share his wise words and hope you will keep him in your thoughts and continue to work hard and enjoy your life.

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