Safety Net

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I will embrace you

in this house of circumstance

walls cracked and cratered

plaster fallen failures.

Shelter you with my being

through the unavoidable crumbling

a steel umbrella in the storm.

I gave grown capable of being

the shelter, like the arch of

protection you once were

for me. I am solid

even as the erosion continues

with you under my wings.

© Ali Grimshaw 2018

April 26: Poem in Your Pocket Day – celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with you and sharing it with others throughout the day and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem. Share a poem that got you through a hard time or one that makes you laugh. Touch someone’s heart.

21 thoughts on “Safety Net

  1. Such a beautiful portrayal of love, care and affection. I really admire your way of saying it all in few words. It was a soothing read. Thank You 🙂

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  2. Such a beautiful portrayal of love, care and affection. Loved every bit of it. I really admire your way of saying it all in few words. It was a soothing read. Thank you 🙂

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