If Ever I Fall



If ever I fall will you catch me

And sing me a sweet lullaby?

To stitch up my heart when it's broken

For I've never been good at goodbyes


Would you weave me a story of wonder

To light up my mind when it's cold?

And chase all the darkness & thunder

From the emptiness of my soul?


If ever I fall


Would you pick me up in your arms

And take me back home?


If ever I fall, will you leave me a trail

So if I get lost I could follow?

Where every small step brings me closer to you 

And my heart wouldn't feel so hollow


Would you give me your breath

If I gave up on mine?

Would our hearts & our souls

and our lungs intertwine?


If ever I fall



Would you pick me up in your arms

And take me back home?


And would time itself

Be our enemy or friend?

Would we laugh or cry

Right up to the end?

Would our dreams be lost

Or our hopes fade away?

Would the dusk be the end

Or the dawn, a new day?

Would you hold me forever

Or is forever too long?

Would you fade into twilight

And forever be gone?


If Ever I Fall...


Would you pick me up in your arms

And take me back home?




◄ Goodbye 2021?

The Tramp ►


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Stephen Atkinson

Thu 6th Jan 2022 18:26

John, after reading your last poem about Gert's er, ... ahem....I think this is the least of the things you ' really shouldn't' do 🤣🤣
And, yes I sang it to the wife trying to recreate that scene, but she just said: bugger off ye stupid sod. No sense of romance 😉

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John Coopey

Thu 6th Jan 2022 17:27

I really shouldn't, I know; this poem deserves far more than this. But I couldn't help seeing that scene in Gavin and Stacey where Pete and Dawn sing Time After Time by Cindy Lauper to each other.

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Stephen Atkinson

Wed 5th Jan 2022 17:47

Whooa! Thank you for catching my fall 🤗
Thank you everyone for reading & liking! Always much appreciated 🌷
And for the lovely comments
Moon, it's been a long time since I was innocent! 😁 Thanks
Thank you John, glad you found it so.
Keith, your comment is a lovely piece of poetry in itself! Thanks for your continued support of my scribbles 🌈
Leon, loved a bit of Billy Idol, & you're right, great blast from the past!
Julie, Stephen, as encouraging & supportive as always, constant thanks 🌈🌈

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Stephen Gospage

Wed 5th Jan 2022 16:37

A lovely, moving poem, Stephen.

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julie callaghan

Wed 5th Jan 2022 14:40

Just beautiful, 🙏

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Wed 5th Jan 2022 13:13

Hi Stephen, this poem reminds me of a Billy Idol song called
' Catch my fall ' brilliant song and a brilliant poem as well.

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keith jeffries

Wed 5th Jan 2022 10:02

Rich in emotion and strikingly beautiful. Written from a heart to a heart both entwined and needful of the other. Such a poem takes the reader into a different realm, into an emotionally charged relationship where any one of us could find ourselves.
Stephen you have excelled yourself with this poem
Thank you

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John Botterill

Wed 5th Jan 2022 08:34

Very touching.


Tue 4th Jan 2022 23:25

Innocently written 🌷

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