When tears are forming in your eyes, when it hurts so bad & you want to hide.

When the day kicks you when you’re down, when you try to smile but can only frown.

When you feel alone and need someone by your side, when you need space to be yours not mine.

When darkest night should be brightest day, when all the hurt just won’t go away.

When lust calls you by your name, when you want to indulge and not refrain.

When you are you and need an I? Just say my name, I’m by your side.


~ by Paul McGovern on June 10, 2011.

10 Responses to “When”

  1. So so love this. It’s sweet and sad and has a little hope mixed in just for good measure. Very well done. Kind of reminds me of the sentiment of the Cold Play song “Fix You”

  2. Thanks so much : ) It was written exactly as you say a hope and sadness counter balance. Also “Fix You” most certainly shares the same sentiment!

  3. ‘When you are you and need an I? Just say my name, I’m by your side’ Adore this line. Adore all of it, but this last line just about floored me and made me a gooey puddle on the floor. It’s absolutely beautiful. It is the perfect verse, bursting with expression and love. It’s just…wow. Don’t you ever doubt your ability to move with words. You do. I challenge anyone to read this and not smile. It has everything someone would want to hear to make them feel loved, adored and safe to be themselves. Beautiful. Inspiring. Moving. The perfect mix of everything right.

    Right, must stop gushing…sigh…

  4. A love as pure and selfless as this is the stuff that dreams are made of. The sentiments and feelings evoked by this truely touch me. Miss F does know me so well, she knew I would love this as much as she does. I know some single mothers who wish for a love like this in their lives. Wow, once again your words reach out and touch people. Thank you so much for sharing your immense talent. xxx

  5. Floored. I don’t really know what to say…

    Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I feel unworthy of such high praise. I am delighted that you seem to enjoy the poem though : )

    I thinks I have love in me, no I know I do.

    My humble pleasure to share.

    Thanks so much…

  6. dude im not much of a poetry person but i love this….xD

  7. I really like this one, Paul. Very sweet. I would be happy to be the one on the receiving end of a poem like this. 🙂 Good job!

    Violet Yates

  8. Thanks so much Violet : ) aww that really makes my day /huggles

  9. Beautiful.

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