Anita-Clare Field, you have asked me a question more than once. I have never told you before, but here’s the reason why…
A Message From The Heart
You’ve asked me more than once, I think,
Why I’m the way I am,
I feel I need to write it down for you,
Or send a telegram.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been taught
That the buck firmly stops with me;
That when Life begins to fall apart,
I shoulder full responsibility.
So when you ask repeatedly,
Why I rarely use that simple word of ‘please ‘
It’s because, till now, I’ve done my bit,
Even though its brought me to my knees.
And now I’ve found in you someone,
Who says, “I’ll handle this,
And so I hand my role to you,
Because I trust YOU to make the fix.
And so, my darling, I declare;
Because of all you say and do,
That from the moment that I met you,
I entrusted our lives to YOU.
The maples sheltering shade.
© Caro Ness 2017
© Photo: John Duffy