May 20, 2019

Dear Reader.......5-9-19

by Douglas Blaine Matthews (author's profile)

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5-9-19

Dear reader,
Hey, I hope you're doing well! Today, I'm going to share with you the song I wrote while I sat in the hospital. I never quite finished it as, once my daughter was okay and her mother was recovering, that fear and pain that'd crept in began to evaporate. So, I quit writing it. I never planned on sharing it.

There's more to it when I sing it. Background spoken words in between bars (lines), but I don't want to complicate it. So, I'm sending in a poetic version of it.

I hope you enjoy it. Until next time.

Yours truly,
Doug

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Chorus:
Sometimes you gotta hold on
'Cause in this world some things go wrong
And if you keep holding on
You can only keep growing strong

Verse 1:
A day full of peace but the sun fell quick
This voice on the phone, the devil's playing a trick
He's tryin' to take somethin' from me,
Three hearts that are mine
The one in my chest still beats but the other two are dyin'
I got to the ICU and there she was
My baby in her belly, hair soaked in blood
Lord, no! Inside, I fell to my knees
This is hell, so I fell, beggin' Him please

You know what you gotta do
If you take them then take me too
If their hearts stop beatin'
Then I'll lose all feelin'

Verse 2:
I might go crazy, I might lose it all
I ain't know what I'd do but I knew I'd fall
I needed help but the chronic wasn't calmin' my nerves
I turned to alcohol but the boos came wit' the birds
I'd sit and watch her as her chest rose and fell
That life machine sounded like a soldier from hell
The way it click-click-clicked and made the air cry
But it brought my babies back after they'd died
I made a deal with God and prayed it every night
That if He gave 'em back to me I'd straighten
My life

Acapella:
So if you take 'em now
God, you're dead wrong!
But I pray once again
You let 'em breathe on their own

Chorus:
Sometimes you gotta hold on
'Cause in this world some things go wrong
And if you keep holding on
You can only keep growing strong

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josie1902 Posted 1 week, 5 days ago. ✓ Mailed 1 week, 2 days ago   Favorite
Hey, I love this, its great to see you are still being creative. You have such depth, hope you are well Josie x

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