Watch Your Back

One day as I went to leave
My little girl at school.
She looked up with wonder-filled eyes
And spoke with a demeanour cool.

"Mommy," she said "please don't go,
I am scared to walk alone.
What would I do if I fall?
What would I do if you are gone?"

I smiled at her and I said, 
"When you fall I'll be there to catch.
And when you walk, do walk ahead,
I'll always watch your back."

And then she asked, "What if you had to go?"
What if I don't find you around?"
I replied, "No matter where we might go,
Our hearts are always bound."

My little girl smiled and stood to walk
While I stood on her track,
We both knew I was there,
Always, to watch her back.