What it Takes to Live

It takes pain to know that you're alive,

   That your heart is beating.

   That your skin is feeling.

   That your lungs are breathing.

 

It takes passion to know that you have the drive,

   That your determination is showing.

   That your skills are growing.

   That your journey is not slowing.

 

It takes persistence to know for what you strive.

   That your tears are falling.

   That your dreams are accomplishing.

   That your destiny is calling.

 

But it takes patience to know that you can survive.

   That your will is stronger.

   That your faith can hold on longer.

   That Your love can conquer.

 

These are what it takes to live. 

 

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