Friday, February 13, 2015

Take My Hand

---UPDATE 2/23/15---

I wrote "Take My Hand" to help prevent this kind of thing.  I blasted it a few times across Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, days before this young man, Draven Rodriguez, took his life about a day ago.  Please help share this so that the next young man or woman contemplating suicide will take one of our hands instead.

I wrote this for Madison Holleran in her honor.
In her honor, I want none of us to miss an opportunity to reach in,
When another soul is reaching out and crying for help.

I saw you smile on the corner,
Just the other day,
It seemed you had the world in hand,
But your eyes had more to say.

You showed the world your best side,
Though you just wanted to cry,
And felt your soul could have freedom,
If only you could fly.

You think it all fell apart,
You think life will not stand,
You think you could not take the heat,
You did not have a plan.

Don’t say a word,
Don’t turn around,
Don’t walk away…
Just take my hand.

You asked the world to see you,
Because you are not feeling whole,
Their eyes are focused in places,
Where you will never find a soul.

The world is full of magic,
Your heart will see it if you try,
Your soul can feel that fire,
You can see it in my eyes.

You think it all fell apart,
You think life will not stand,
You think you could not take the heat,
You did not have a plan.

Don’t say a word,
Don’t turn around,
Don’t walk away…
Just take my hand.

When you look into the mirror,
You feel lost with what you see,
As you feel the gulf dividing,
What is and what should be.

You must trust the hearts that see you,
For only hearts can see things true,
Let the words of life paint your portrait,
So you may see yourself as new.

You think it all fell apart,
You think life will not stand,
You think you could not take the heat,
You did not have a plan.

Don’t say a word,
Don’t turn around,
Don’t walk away…
Just take my hand.

We are on this world together,
We are all that we have here,
Passing other’s pain for pleasure,
We will loose what’s true and dear.

Do not pass the torch of wisdom,
For we each must hold it high,
Earth’s true treasure is each heart’s measure,
Poured into another life.

You think it all fell apart,
You think life will not stand,
You think you could not take the heat,
You did not have a plan.

Don’t say a word,
Don’t turn around,
Don’t walk away…
Just take my hand.

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