by Ariel Douglas (14 November 2014)


To you it's an opportunity

To end the life we love

An opportunity to take a chance

To gamble with your life

You say you want to know what it feels like to fly

But that wouldn't be flying

You'd be throwing away a beautiful life

I know your soul is broken

I know your heart is hurting

But I don't think you're hopeless

To you it's just a means to an end

Whether an end to your life

Or your journey to school

The coin flies and falls

Deciding your fate

Thus far you've been "lucky"

It hits heads at least once

But how long can you keep on

This gambling with your life?

You see it as an opportunity

And so do I

But not in the same way

I see it as a chance to pray

For this life we love so dearly

An opportunity to take the chance

To step forward on your behalf

To pray that you would feel what it really means to fly

On wings like eagles

To live a life so beautiful for the One who created you

Who can save your bleeding soul

And comfort your lonely heart

To give you hope where you saw none

That you would never end

But live forever with Him

To run to the One who guides the coin

And causes the dice to land

I see it as an opportunity to pray you'd never say goodbye.


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