Would You?

if I told you I was sick, very sick, terminally sick
would you still love me
would you walk away
or would you hold me in your arms?

if I told you I made a mistake, a can’t-go-back mistake
would you still love me
would you walk away
or would you lift my head, forgive me?

if I told you I was scared, very scared
would you still love me
would you walk away
or would you pick me up and carry me?

if I told you I was weak, too weak to stand
would you still love me
would you walk away
or would you sit and hold my hand?

please, don’t leave me
I’m all alone
I’m scared and I’m sick
and I don’t know what to do now


tara caribou | ©2019

23 thoughts on “Would You?

  1. i wonder how many people have discovered they couldn’t rely on someone special when ‘stuff got difficult’
    how many of those people were there for the other person, walking through hell, and doing it willingly
    i wonder how many people have looked back on the days, weeks, months, years that preceded and saw warning signs with 20/20 hindsight
    i wonder how many people have wished they had followed their heart and made the tough choices earlier, rather than be ‘here now’ with someone who isn’t ‘here now’ for them
    i guess it’s hard to know. easy times are easy, difficult times are when it matters, and seemingly also when it’s too late if we got it wrong …
    doesn’t seem to be any second chances when we are already a write-off.
    i guess the good news is that most of the time there is hope – careful not to write ourselves off too soon …
    yes … that hit something of a nerve …

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  2. Oh, Tara. Your words hurt my heart. Wish I could make everything better for you. You are such a kind, intelligent, thoughtful, strong, totally wonderful human. You deserve all of the best things in life, so it hurts when I see that you are hurting ❤

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    1. This is a very real fear for me. And, yes, I know that worrying doesn’t help… and yet, I fear I will lose that which I love the very most. For now, I just keep trying to catch some sleep, because it is now evading me.

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  3. This truly touches on a universal truth – that live is the one thing that lays bate out insecurities. I guess that we eill never know the answers to your questions until events unfold: until then only hope will hold us together. Very moving writing, Tara.

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