I’ll Stand by You –– Written by Chrissie Hynde
I’ll be here when there are endings,
when your heart spins out of control,
or night lingers too far into sunrise.
Scream into my shoulder, cry in my arms.
When steps feel like a marathon, I’ll
tie your shoelaces, hold your arm
so you won’t fall.
You’ve been there when I broke,
held me together until I could
figure out how to be whole.
It’s my turn to help you carry
what you can’t bear alone.
© Susie Clevenger