My Promise to You

by Karen

I watch you walk toward me

Dragging your bag behind

Your feet as heavy

As your heart

Your eyes riveted to the ground

 

I put my arms around you

I can feel you trembling

And my soul shatters

Into a million pieces – again

 

I grasp your face

Between my palms

And look into your eyes

 

“Hold your head up high

‘Cos I hate to see you cry

You’re stronger than you know

It’s time to let those feelings go.”

 

I wish I could cradle you

Hold you safe in my cocoon

And shield you from all that is wrong in this world

But you’re so big now

 

I want you to know

That I will lift you upon my back

And carry you whenever you need me

I will always be there for you

Even after I have taken my final breath

Of this life.

 

Copyright © 050315 by Karen Payze

Also published on 1000 words

4 Comments to “My Promise to You”

  1. beautifully written. thank you for sharing

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