In Times of Need

By Katherine B. Parilli

In times of need I will stay by your side,

hold fast to your hand,

as I snuggle close to your side.


In times of need,

when tears run fast,

when sorrow burrows itself deep into your heart,

or fear furiously taps on your shoulder,

I will faithfully stay by your side.



It seems like you need a friend. Don’t worry, I’ll stay by your side as long as you need me.



In times of need,

when all others have fled,

I will share your burden,

until joy once more light’s up your eyes

and the rosy bloom of hope enfolds your precious heart.