I Wish I Could

I wish I could always make you smile
But all I could do is to wipe your tears
Each time you cry or are hurting
And know I’m here to understand

I wish I could take away your pain
But all I could do is to stay with you,
To hug you and hold you tight
And know you won’t suffer alone

I wish I could carry your burden
But all I could do is to be your rock,
To be there when you make your move
And know I’m here to watch over you

There are many things I wish I could
But I could never take your place
But just know until my very end,
I am always here to hold your hand

– January 4, 2019