I Will Follow You Down


I can’t stop your pain
I can’t fight your fears
I can’t banish the demons that have rooted so deeply in you
that they’ve bloomed into hurtful scarring flowers
I can only go with you
I will follow you down
I will follow you down into the dark
and I will stay there with you
until you’re ready to go
I will sing softly and hold your hand
so that the nightmare where you are left all alone is vanquished
I will follow you down
I will follow you down into the dark
slip sliding stumbling in the dirt
I can’t hold tight to your hand and carry a ladder too
there’s no wifi signal here
but I can carry change in my pocket
so when we leave we can call for help
or back up
or a taxi
and I will follow you
follow you back up into the light
if you look behind I will be there
following you.




About chimerapoet

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. There are times I am half blind with a sentence ricocheting off the walls of my stupid, cant be shut off to save my life, brain. I am miserable until I get it down on paper. Punch it up a bit. Usually cross out half of it. And then breathe. Relax. Only to do it all again..... But I just thought that was me. How I am. Not a writer....noooo...not me. Writers are.....writing people. People Who Write. REALLY write. Write things that matter. All grown up very important things. Not.....me. I am just a scribbler of sorts. And I was/am content with that....if it's true, well then....a scribbler am I. Until the thought wormed its way in to my brain (the furtive sneaky bitch) that maybe...just maybe...that is writing. My style. My strange way. But....still writing. So here I am at the dance. Not sure I know any of the moves and the music is entirely mine. But.....only one way to find out. Would you care to join me?
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6 Responses to I Will Follow You Down

  1. Eilish Niamh says:

    Sometimes that’s the most loving thing you could ever do, be present with someone through their hard times. Thank you for sharing your very moving words.

  2. debra says:

    Sometimes that’s all we need, is for someone to be with us. I love this, outstanding work! Peace ❤

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