Just Be There
Sometimes I’m Just down
At my recent breakfast series I spoke on the topic of, Living and Leading with Insight. During a presentation I shared a poem that I had written on just being there when people are down and not trying to solve all of their problems or give them all of the answers. This poem came from a dark period in my life and was especially written for men who find it difficult to express their feelings.
It is however, relevant for everyone.
I have had several requests for a copy of the poem and so this is today’s blog. I hope it helps, because no matter who we are or what we do, we all have tough times in our lives.
Sometimes I’m Just Down!
Leave me alone with my thoughts and my burdens
Cause right now, it’s not company I need
Just give me my space, in my own garden
Let me process the changes I need
But don’t go too far, because though I deny it
I need you as close as I can
See, it’s not your answers I’m looking for, nor your opinions
It just knowing that you’re there in my span
A few tears I shed to release life’s troubles
They wash over my cheeks like rain
But the inner good that I feel them doing
Is the medicine that keeps me sane
So I say, sob my man as hard as you can
Let go of the knots that have bound you
Because in those tears of heartache and sorrow
Another part of you, has just found you
You see sometimes I’m just down and feeling discouraged
And I need to be by myself
So leave me in my garden where my mind is encouraged
To look again for my true self
What is it that makes you go to the rescue
To have an answer to what you don’t understand
Let my tears of frustration flow uninterrupted
Just be there when I reach out my hand.
Keep getting disturbed but don’t be disturbed!