Faith comes in all different forms -
Some believe in God, or another religion.
Some believe in justice.
Some believe in a symbol.
Some believe in an emblematic item they keep on their person.
Some believe in the stuffed animal they sleep with.
Some believe in someone they trust with all of their heart.
Some believe in a movement that will impact the world positively.
Some believe in an aspect that impacts them.
Some believe in a day of each year they consider special to them.
Some believe in a form of art - visual, or musical.
Some believe in a fantasy they live in through the gates of their imagination.
Some believe in a type of alliance.
Some believe in a role model.
Some believe in a guardian.
Some believe in themselves.
Some believe in someone watching over them.
In all honesty, we have different reasons to keep going;
We live on for many,
And keep them in our mind to remind us of why we do so.
We have reasons for all of us being here,
Just as well as reasons to keep going.
It makes me upset that some of us forget those reasons:
Whether we are feeling -
We find ourselves pulling back.
That is why -
We keep faith.
We keep faith in all these forms.
We bring together what we call -
We'd have no reason to keep going.
I find that many people keep their faith in one form,
Or many forms,
All the way to a countless end.
What upsets me
Is when someone says:
"What you believe in is stupid."
A lot of the time -
That is what discourages people
To stop fighting.
And they find themselves pondering -
Why am I here?
Do I have a purpose?
Does anyone care about me?
In the end,
I've realized this -
If you are continuing your fight,
And you somehow find a way to keep living on,
You have faith in you, somehow.
And, if you have faith,
There has to be love somewhere in your life.
A reason to keep going.
A reason for a smile.
A reason for a hug.
A reason for a purpose.
Where would we be?
To anyone who is reading this -
I hope you have faith,
No matter what form your faith is in -
Don't let anyone take that faith from you.
Because, in my opinion,
If there is someone out there -
Someone that believes in the form of your faith,
Even if that's just yourself,
What you believe in -
It is alive and well.
It always will be;
All because -
It's inside you.
or Loved One;
Dead or Alive -
This faith will always be here -
Because you live.
As long as you are alive,
No matter what anyone tells you,
It's real -
So, let it stay.
And you carry it everywhere you go -
Don't let go.
It really is an amazing aspect -
It's a gift.
Where it came from -
That's for you to decide.
This gift -
It is a very powerful one
That keeps us going.
If you share your faith,
Or keep it to yourself,
All you need is this reason -
To keep going.
To keep fighting.
To stay strong.
So, keep fighting on -
What is inside you,
Whoever is inside you,
What's in your heart,
Will keep living, too.
It's empowering to know -
That something is inside of you
To give you
Faith is Alive
Because of You, too.