My life matters

 If my head could just forget

the things my eyes have seen.

If I could lie in slumber,

forget the places I have been.


If my hands could hold a cup

not tremble as I drink, 

if I could just have some control 

of everything I think


If my eyes could see beauty

the world and all it's grace -

I'd have no need to use them

to cover up my face.


But I made a choice, 

a calling I would heed;

to serve my fellow man

in his time of darkest need.


I've seen the worst 

that man can do 

the hurt the violence too 


YES - My life matters

Because of what I do.