Wherever You Will Go

Wherever You Will Go

My child
from long before I saw you
I loved you
we were contiguous
attached biologically
and therefore emotionally
 
We will always be connected
No matter where
on this earth we will be
I will feel your joy
and also, your pain
Your blood coursing in my veins
 
The one thing in my life
of which I am proud
giving life to you
So you could
spread your wings
and do amazing things
 
When I am gone
Who will light your shadows?
If I could, then I would
I’ll go wherever you will go
Way up high or down low
I’ll go wherever you will go
 
 
Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Image by Gisela Merkuur from Pixabay

Gospel Isosceles is hosting D'Verse Poetics and has asked us
to share a song that has brought us to tears, and write a poem
about it. I have chosen a song called "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling. It reminds me of my son when he was a teenager and how, as a parent, I wanted to protect him, always. I cry whenever I hear it. In the last stanza of my poem I have used some words from the song.
Below is the video. I hope you enjoy it.






 
 

  31 comments for “Wherever You Will Go

  1. June 5, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    So lovely. 👏

    • Christine Bolton
      June 5, 2019 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂💕

  2. June 5, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    fantastic Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      June 5, 2019 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you so much. I really appreciate it🙂

  3. June 5, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    A fantastic emotional piece Christine, very touching, and I had a tear ,….

    • Christine Bolton
      June 5, 2019 at 7:43 pm

      You’re so sweet Ivor. It always brings a tear to my eyes 💕🙂

  4. June 5, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Nice lines: “When I am gone
    Who will light your shadows?”

    • Christine Bolton
      June 5, 2019 at 7:43 pm

      Thank you Frank This song inspired me! 🙂

  5. June 5, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Absolutely lovely. Mirroring a mother’s sentiments exactly.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 5, 2019 at 7:37 pm

      Thank you Sadje. I knew you’d understand 🙂❤️

      • June 5, 2019 at 10:52 pm

        You’re welcome Christine

  6. June 5, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    So true…really lovely!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 5, 2019 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you so much Rose 🙂

      • June 5, 2019 at 9:30 pm

        My heart is too tender in these baby years to think about the teenage ones. I hope I’ll be able to not constantly be on high alert, protecting the children from heartbreak in whatever form. Parenting is hard.

      • Christine Bolton
        June 5, 2019 at 9:33 pm

        Thank you…just enjoy everything as they are always your babies, even when they have their own ❤️

      • June 5, 2019 at 11:13 pm

        My pleasure. 🙂

      • June 5, 2019 at 11:13 pm

        My pleasure.

  7. Christine Bolton
    June 5, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Thank you so much Rose 🙂

  8. June 5, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Ah! So touching, my dear! 🙂❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      June 6, 2019 at 7:30 am

      Thanks my friend🙂❤️

      • June 6, 2019 at 2:10 pm

        You are welcome! 🙂❤️

  9. June 6, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Love that song by the Calling, loved those strong lines of connection and love.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 6, 2019 at 7:29 am

      Thanks Paul. That song always tugs on my heartstrings 💕

  10. June 6, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Beautiful Christine, quite beautiful.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 6, 2019 at 7:27 am

      Awww, thanks Rob.🙂💕

  11. June 6, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    I have no children… but I do understand the part of parenting that is parting… somehow it starts when you are born, and lasts till you die.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 6, 2019 at 2:15 pm

      Yes that is true .

  12. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    June 7, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Oh, I understand this… I have six kids and they all have my heart.

  13. June 15, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    I have heard the song before, but have never listened closely or tenderly to it. You holding the lens of a parent’s love to it really opened this song to me, and I am now also crying, tears of joy for children, and their heartbreaks both once and future. This is a very great poem Christine, has such heart, i think it is one of your best. Thank you so very much!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 16, 2019 at 8:55 am

      Thank you so much Lona. I really appreciate your lovely comments and how the song affected you. Yes it has always touched me as my son used to play it when he was younger. Each time I hear it, it tugs on my heart strings. ❤️

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