LIfe is better with you in it

Dear God
Here I am
At the end of my rope
standing at the cliff's edge
looking down at the jagged bottom
wondering if the jump is worth it
Please God
answer me, are you listening?

Dear Child
I am here
I've always been here
Watching you
Guiding you
When you asked
and were willing to accept my help

God, I am struggling
I am lost
Tell my why
I shouldn't jump

Child, don't you know the answer?
It is deep within you
in your heart

Please God
help me see the answers
that lie in my heart

You just need to quiet things down
and listen

God, my life is in shambles
My work is demanding
My family is distant
It seems no one loves me

Child, I love you!
I always have
Isn't that enough?

Child, your life is busy because you care
your work is demanding because you have skills
your family is not distant
You just need to forgive and welcome them

God, I don't know if I can do it
I lack the strength
I fear the future

Precious Child, I am always with you
I will help
If you just ask
and willing to accept my help

God, will you never leave me
always guide me
always love me

Of course, my Child
I have been there from the beginning
And I am here at the end
I will always guide you
When you ask and willing to accept it
I always Love you
For I made you

Help me God
understand what I have to live for

Wonderful Child,
You have your family that loves you
and depends on your strength
You have friends you inspire
You have those in need that you helped
You have influenced many around you
And you have Me at you side

Dear God
Can you help me understand
that by not jumping
It is because I am not afraid to die

Dear Child
Have you not understood
what we have talked about?
You have the courage to live
Because life is better with you in it!

About this poem

This poem is written when I looked back at a though period in my life where suicidal thoughts started to enter my head. I wrote this poem depicting a conversation between a person at their witz end and God. This poem was first published on this site and can also be found in a poetry book I published in Fall 2022 called "Poems From The Heart Life's Trials and Triumphs"

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Submitted by RZStein on August 14, 2021

Modified by RZStein on June 19, 2023

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Scheme AxxxxbAc Deeffxg cxhx ifj Axj dxx xckl fxx xxkx bmi fgxg lll dcxfbff ax dfmxxfx Axch Dxxxb
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,746
Words 374
Stanzas 17
Stanza Lengths 8, 7, 4, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 7, 2, 7, 4, 5

Esteban Rodriguez

A new poet that turned to poetry as a tool to process through emotions and get in better touch with the emotions one encounters in life. This is one of the first poems written. more…

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Discuss the poem "LIfe is better with you in it" with the community...

  • Dougla$Irishman
    The narrative is amazing, putting things into perfective is a life time challenge !
    But with God all things are possible..
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Ghat1980
    LikeReply2 years ago
    • RZStein
      Thank you
      LikeReply2 years ago
  • sherriebenedict1982
    This was very touching and beautifully written. The message is amazing. Keep writing! Looking forward to reading more:)
    LikeReply 12 years ago
    • RZStein
      thank you. I will add some more soon
      LikeReply2 years ago
  • Richard1506
    Very moving, brought me to tears. I have been there. I may have shared the rope with you.
    LikeReply 12 years ago
    • RZStein
      Its nice to know you are not alone. It really helps working through things.
      LikeReply2 years ago
  • Marri72
    Fantastic heart felt words
    LikeReply 12 years ago
    • RZStein
      Thanks Marri, I appreciate it
      LikeReply2 years ago


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