CAN'T I AT LEAST WATCH OVER YOU
November 28, 2006

This poem was originally written November 28, 2006 about a friend that I watched go through a very painful and somewhat abusive relationship. She wanted help, but didn’t want to let go of the relationship.... there is no more helpless feeling for a friend..





As you shift and sway through the jungle of life

with varying degrees of satisfaction and strife

Teetering on the brink of knowing there is something you should do

Can’t I at least watch over you

even though I cannot help you



When tears of joy and tears of sadness wash down upon your face

on mornings and nighttimes when you feel like giving up the race

Wondering and praying that you’ll somehow make it through

Can’t I at least watch over you

even if I cannot help you



Not a moment goes by

Not a smile goes unnoticed

Not a day passes away

Where I feel wanted but not needed

Through heartache and what weakly resembles victory

What tears you up is what really matters most to me

You go it alone as if hidden from everyone’s view

Can’t I at least watch over you

even if I cannot help you



What have we gained and what has been lost

to do the “right thing” what has been the cost

How far away is the person that you once knew

Can’t I at least watch over you

even if I cannot help you



Every sigh you sigh

every tear you cry

every self-told lie

every time you say good-bye

Can’t I at least watch over you

even if I cannot help you