If I Could


If I could, I’d hold you tight and whisper in your ear,

“You are safe, you are loved, I care, and I’m here.”

If I could, I’d help you find greater inner peace

From all your grief and torment I’d help you find release


If I could, I’d help you forgive those who did you wrong

So you could purge the pain and hurt that’s festered for too long

That deeply buried poison is slowly killing you

I know the symptoms all too well because I had them too


If I could, I’d stand with you through all life’s hottest fires

Because there are so many things about you I admire

I love that you keep on trying when hope and faith have gone

It takes a lot of courage to find the strength to carry on.

–Russ Towne

About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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7 Responses to If I Could

  1. strokedtolife says:

    This is lovely my friend. Well done!

  2. Yes. Yes. Yes. Great post Russ.

  3. ksbeth says:

    this is so beautiful, russ

  4. I have tears falling in gratitude. This is beautiful, heartfelt and soothing to my soul ~ with perfect timing, thank you. ♥

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