Teach me to live.
Teach me of the color in life
Of the rainbows and butterflies,
Of majesty held in raindrops
And the music in the winds.

Teach me to love.
Teach me how to dance a duet
And to appreciate company;
To sing along with a full voice,
To laugh with the strength of others.

Teach me to forgive.
The misjudgments I have received.
Teach me how to turn back
To the ones I left
And hold their hands once more.

Teach me to forget
Teach me to never remember
The feel of a blade on my skin
Or the emptiness in the pit of my soul
And the tears of a million sleepless nights.

Teach me to live.