' Lean On Me
Sure, you're tough and resilient -
able to keep your feelings
when everyone around you
is losing ground,
sliding into the abyss......
They know you will be there
to throw them a lifeline,
your ability to protect them
will save the day,
you are their hero;
But, to what are you anchored?
What holds you fast,
impervious to self destruction
when everything else
is being destroyed?
When do you reach the limit
of your own strength,
slide into your own abyss?
And who will come
to rescue you then?
Reach out and take my hand,
my grasp is ever firm,
ever loyal -
lay your burdens on me,
I am strong for you.............
lean on me.
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