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Choose to live

This song came to me last night and so I quickly wrote it down. Choose to live When darkness falls upon you, and, you can't see the light Look to the maker of the stars, to show the way Sometimes the pain of heart is, too much to bear.... Life can be beautiful... despite the pain. Chorus Choose to live... even when it seems the whole world's against you Choose to live... forget about the pain they've caused you Choose to live... Remember your life's a gift from God, and you don't have the right to take it! You may live in a mansion, or a... cardboard shack Life can be beautiful either way Affliction may bring you sorrow, but... that's o.k Look to tomorrow's sun to shine a better day Chorus Choose to live... even when it seems the whole world's against you Choose to live... forget about the pain they've caused you Choose to live... Remember your life's a gift from God... and you don't have the right to take it! Bridge Everyone is beautiful, in their own way... look inside yourself to find YOUR special gift! Repeat chorus and fade John Derek Hamilton December 05,2021

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Date: 1/10/2022 11:42:00 AM
Wow! This is so nice. An uplifting song for sure and a fave for me. Love it, John :)
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Date: 1/6/2022 11:53:00 PM
Lovely uplifting lyric, John, the chorus is so true, no one has the right to take one's life, as we belong to the Lord... brilliant:) was encouraged by this:)
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Date: 12/21/2021 3:58:00 PM
Beautiful John ! Yes choose to live . For we are one in pain and sorrow as well as joy . Open your heart and the world will love you in return . The other side of darkness is light . There is so much light to live for . Blessings and happy holidays to you and yours . Susan :)
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John Hamilton
Date: 12/23/2021 2:08:00 PM
Thanks so much Susan for your kind words and visit, blessings to you and yours as well!
Date: 12/21/2021 10:00:00 AM
A beautiful write. I love your line, "Remember your life's a gift from God." And it is.  Have a Blessed Christmas.................
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Date: 12/23/2021 2:06:00 PM
Thanks Paula I'm glad you liked it enough to leave a nice comment, I don't celebrate it, but enjoy your special time!
Date: 12/9/2021 1:25:00 PM
Dear John, your inspiring lyric is uplifting and filled with hope, light and love, your positive expressive words a salve to soothe despair's deep, dark pain. Such a beautiful and meaningful song, my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 12/9/2021 4:34:00 PM
Thanks Susan it came to me quickly so I'm sure it will need some work later, I appreciate your kind support!
Date: 12/7/2021 5:30:00 PM
A great lyric for hope for those that feel hopeless. Well done , John. Bill
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John Hamilton
Date: 12/7/2021 6:02:00 PM
Thanks Bill, nice to meet you, I will be passing by your page more often now that we've met! I appreciate your kind words and visit!
Date: 12/7/2021 3:44:00 PM
WoW! John, What a positive and uplifting song. The chorus is so inspirational and moving. It's likened to a lifeline for someone lost in despair that has given up on life. I would to hear these lyrics set to music. Well done my talented soup friend. Have a wonderful day evening:-) Alexis
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John Hamilton
Date: 12/7/2021 6:00:00 PM
Thanks Lexi this song came about after hearing some young ones committing suicide as young as 10 years old, so sad what they must be going through to have these kinds of thoughts. Also with the pandemic so many are falling into despair, just trying to bring some positivity, thanks so much for your kind visit and words of support.
Date: 12/7/2021 3:19:00 PM
another fantastic song from you. Very well done, John. And thanks for letting me know of my one poem's typo. I am making more of them the older I get.
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Date: 12/7/2021 5:57:00 PM
No problem Andrea just trying to help, we all make mistakes, I appreciate your visit and kind comment!
Date: 12/7/2021 12:21:00 PM
Wonder how the song goes. I know very little about song writing. You, however did well.
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Date: 12/7/2021 5:56:00 PM
Thanks Victor nice to have you pass by my way today, I appreciate your time and comment!