Friday, 15 April 2016

A Shoulder to Lean On

A Shoulder to Lean on


I can fight my way through any hard time

Any storm, even a tornado

Because I have a practical mind

And that helps me focus

But sometimes

Despite my ability,

Strength and fortitude

Just sometimes…

I would like to be the one saved

Have a shoulder to lean on

Know that someone has my back

Why can’t it be you?

Why isn’t it ever you?



© Kate McClelland 2015


  1. This struck a chord with me. It's gratifying to be the reliable one, but what happens when you need a bit of support? Who will save the hero? Great work, Kate.

    From Adam (couldn't figure out how to comment via WordPress!)

  2. Thanks Adam your very sweet to say

  3. Love this! Your poem could serve as an anthem for most of the helping professionals I know. I know that *I* can certainly relate.

    Sometimes, especially with many of my friends and colleagues, I wonder if I have a sign on my back saying "Help here for YOUR life - mine needs nothing from anybody, so don't offer." Why, indeed?
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie - ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    - ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder -
    "It takes a village to transform a world!"

  4. Thanks very much Madelyn, so kind of you to say so :0)