I Will Catch You

I know it’s scary
To dream too high,
To think too ahead in the future.
But if that is what you really want,
Then fly, dear.
If you fall,
I will catch you.

I know it’s nerve-wracking
To actually take that leap
Of faith and everything you have.
But if that will make you happy,
Then fly, dear.
If you fall,
I will catch you.

I know it’s weird
To be the odd one in a room,
To be not understood.
But if it will give you peace,
Then fly, dear.
If you fall,
I will catch you.

I know it doesn’t feel right
To think only about yourself sometimes,
To be termed selfish.
But if it makes you feel whole,
Then fly, dear.
If you fall,
I will catch you.

I know you are thinking of me,
To make sure I don’t feel
Treated unfairly or left out.
But if it makes you feel better,
Then fly, dear.
For I know when I fall,
You will catch me.

28 thoughts on “I Will Catch You

  1. Each stanza concludes with the same important reminder. Until the very end.

    The last go around, you switch a few words and in so doing, you deliver a powerful message which steals the show. Vital as the poem is to that point, and as generous as it is in the lessons it conveys, the “higher message” emerges only in the last two lines.

    Absolutely, Mia, great to encourage dreaming and derring-do, but how much richer are our impulses when mutual support buttresses them? In such a context, dreams are a little more vivid and ambitious. Following your advice, we not only survive, but thrive.

    Once again, Mia, you’ve made splendid things happen in a tiny space.

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    1. Very true, Keith! It’s the mutual support that we provide in whichever relationship we all have that helps us thrive. We have to be the wind beneath the other’s wings.

      Once again, thank you so much for your wonderful words of appreciation and elaboration! πŸ™‚

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