I Promise

Whenever you’re alone,

You’re scared or afraid,

Remember me then,

And the promise I made,

That I’d always be with you,

Forever as one,

I’d still be beside you,

I’d not really gone,


For I am your shadow,

That falls on the ground,

I am your lantern,

When it’s dark all around,

I am your strength,

When the burdens too great,

And I am your reason,

Your hope and your fate.


So think of me often,

I’ll come when you call,

To pick you up softly,

If you stumble and fall,

I’ll hold out my arms,

And banish your fear,

I’ll be right beside you,

And you’ll know I am here.


9 thoughts on “I Promise

  1. This is such a wonderful poem…my eyes teared up also. Especially that last stanza…like a loving parent cradling a hurt child. All right. Kleenex time.

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