WALK WITH ME

The prompt for this week from Poetic Asides http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/, is to write a “welcome poem.” My first thought was, you are welcome by my side, but before I could type it, it had evolved into another organic poem; growing places I hadn’t expected. The title presented itself only when the last stanza appeared.

WALK WITH ME
by Mike Patrick

By my side, you are welcome.
I can comfort you,
catch you when you stumble
and hold your hand.

Before me, you are welcome.
I will follow your lead,
protect your back
and push you up the hills.

Behind me, you are welcome.
I will face your enemies,
break the strength of the wind
and turn harm aside.

Walk with me.
My love surrounds you,
my strength protects you,
my soul cherishes you.

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6 Responses to WALK WITH ME

  1. siggiofmaine says:

    A very unusual take on welcome…and a welcome change in your perspective of the word.
    I enjoyed reading it very much…refreshing. Thank you for sharing it.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  2. vivinfrance says:

    A heartfelt declaration of love. The fact that it is written in free verse heightens the sincerity of it. Any woman would be thrilled at your promises. Jock always puts a hand in the middle of my back when we walk uphill.

  3. Becca Givens says:

    What a touching and loving piece, Mike!! Well done!!

  4. earlybird says:

    A lovely warm poem Mike.

  5. Tilly Bud says:

    Nice!! I love it when a poem goes off in an unexpected direction.

  6. TheMsLvh says:

    I will walk with you anytime!

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