A Promise to quiet the fear

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I will never leave you
You
You, who fears my leaving
Who fears being alone
who fears facing this cold winter

all alone

I will never leave you

I will never leave you
Though petals may leave their perch
to kiss the frozen ground

Though sparrows leave their nests
to start families of their own

Though snow leaves the clouds
to marry with snowy earth

I will never leave you

I will never leave you for something
“better”
I will never leave you for something
“different”

I will never grow bored of you
I will never grow tired of you
My affection for you never wanes
Never grows cold though all around is frozen
though frozen air nips at toes
and fingers
makes them cold

my love will
never
grow
cold

I’ll never tire of loving you
of caring for you
I will be careful to hold you
to hold your fragile heart
Fragile as the snowflakes that drift gently down
to rest
upon gently upturned lashes
to rest
you can rest with me
rest
rest with me

You can entrust your fragile heart
your ever feeling
deeply feeling heart
to me
Your feelings won’t scare me away
they don’t scare me away
You can’t scare me away
They won’t make me leave

I’m not gonna leave
I will never leave you
I will never fail you
Never flee from you
Never leave you

I’m not gonna leave
Leave you all alone

Though others may come and go
drift here and there
like drifting snow

I’m not gonna leave
Leave you all alone

So let me hold your heart in
the safety of mine
Warm your heart
in the safety of mine

Your heart is safe
in mine

Now you can brave this cold winter
face this cold winter
embrace this cold winter
Because
I’m
not
leaving
Not leaving.
So.

You’re not facing it alone.

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“I will never leave you, nor forsake you.”
Joshua 1:5