Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Just For You, 8.21.13

If I wrote to you in poetry
Would you understand?
If I reach out with my words
Could I hold your hand?

I can only reach that far
With these frail arms
So may the protection of my words
Keep you safe from harm

Child, hear my voice tonight
And try to listen well
May I touch you with my words
And save you from yourself


  1. The last line especially raises questions for me. Is the child a danger to him/herself? How do you know? Is there a specific story behind this poem? And so on.

    1. Personally, I feel that everyone is a danger to themselves, and I think that's what I was getting at here (it's really hard to tell sometimes...). There is no specific story behind this, though there is a situation that could be described using the information given here. I started it as friend to friend, but then by the last verse switched to parent to child (but not necessarily young child), which works for the entire thing. Maybe even mentor to young man/woman. Does that answer any of the questions well?

  2. It's really deep. Makes me think. I wonder if the one who really needs to be saved from himself or herself would be able to pay attention to the warning?