You Were There

It’s easy to be with someone,

    When they’re on the mountaintop

When happiness or fortune,

    Doesn’t seem to stop.

But when a fall or stumble,

    Brings us to the ground,

Who’s with us in the valley,

    As we look around?

When I faltered, when I failed,

    When I cried out in despair,

When I thought no one was left,

    I looked, and you were there

Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

8 thoughts on “You Were There

  1. I always think about this. Who my people are when the chips are down. When I had postpartum depression I didn’t keep in touch with any of my friends. But for a whole year, one particular friend still stayed in touch with me. She gave me the benefit of the doubt that it was for a time, a season, and reason. I try to do the same for others and remember that experience.


  2. Wonderful poem, Brandon. Fair weather friends is what my grandmother called people who claimed to be friends when the chips were up and disappeared when the chips were down. True friends are those who ride our storms out with us. 🙂


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