Stand With Me

Stand with me
while wildfires race the wind
and ash clouds the sky.
I’ll wipe your tears.

Stand with me
while flash floods scour the city
and debris tumbles by.
I won’t let go.

Stand with me
while gunshots echo off hills
and anger crowds the people.
I’ll be your shield.

Stand with me, hand in hand,
as the world falls down.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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17 Responses to Stand With Me

  1. Strong and beautifully romantic … especially for a confirmed bachelor! It truly is a remarkable piece Bartholomew! 👏🏼

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  2. Touching and absolutely beautiful.💕🙏💕

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  3. Yes, well done! I also appreciate the romantic flow and the take on our world today. It reads so well and provokes a sense of power, but tenderness too! 👍💕💕

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  4. I still love this one, Bart. I wish you would add the nuclear holocaust option though. I’m gonna really need a hug for that one! Or the asteroid hit, maybe a combo of the two all at once. Are we dust, or light? Particle or wave?

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  5. I just love it so much!

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