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Can I Join You?

by Lisa Marie Brodsky

Where are you going?
Can I go with you?
You seem to be fading
Let me hold onto you
For a while longer
Let me not stare at
A piece of paper
You last touched
You last held
Let me not stare
At it because it’s the
Last thing you had
In your hands
Let me look into your eyes
What was it they said about walking?
There would be a pebble in your shoe…
You would have to be carried
Mother don’t let them carry you yet
Where are you going
Can I go with you?
I’ll be quiet and just watch
I’ll be quiet and just rest my head
Against your shoulder
Can I just go with you?


Author's Note: written while listening to Godspell's "By My Side"

Posted on 12/04/2006
Copyright © 2022 Lisa Marie Brodsky

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 12/04/06 at 04:32 AM

Well, I can see that. It's got a nice lyrical thing going for it.

Posted by Katerina T Nix on 12/06/06 at 12:22 AM

Great read, Lisa. I really enjoyed reading this piece. Well done -Kat :)

Posted by Bethany Lee on 10/08/07 at 06:37 PM

I see a little girl tugging at her mother's skirt, "Mommy, can I go?"

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