Thursday, March 02, 2006
Poetry: A True Friend
A True Friend
There are times when I get so down
I feel like giving up.
As if I need someone to lean on
And help me take each step.
In this world there aren’t many
That I feel I really can count on.
Every time I put my trust in them
They almost always let me down.
In times like those it’s comforting
To know I’ve got a friend.
Someone who’ll stick by in bad times
And be a friend until the end.
When I think of a close friend,
I think of someone I’ve known for years.
Someone who has shared time with me
And also shared my tears.
A real friend knows my bad points
And also my weaknesses.
But also knows my good points
And the capabilities I possess.
One of my closest friends
Is someone I’ve never touched or kissed,
But the friendship and love we share for one another
Surely can’t be missed
My friend is a very beautiful person,
Yes, that, and even more.
They’ve helped me when I needed it most,
And for that they’ll always be adored.
My friend will listen when I need to talk
And sometimes give advice.
But always does what is best,
Because my friend always thinks twice.
My friend never speaks too boldly
And I hope would tell me if I did.
But knows when it’s time to be serious
And when it is time to kid.
My friend always knows when something’s wrong,
Even when I say it isn’t and try to fake.
It’s almost as if my friend can tell
And hears a signal when I ache.
I was sometimes a big talker
And tried to be tough back then.
But now a lot has happened, I’ve matured
And will never be that way again.
Sometimes I get mad at myself,
I’m so vulnerable now, it’s hard to understand
How someone can hold my emotions
And squeeze them in the palm of their hand.
But it never fails, when I’ve had enough
And need to cry, scream or yelp,
My friend has always shown up,
Just when I desperately needed help.
They say if you really love something,
That you should set if free.
Well, you and I keep meeting again,
And that means something to me.
It tells me that you really are very special,
A real true friend indeed.
You’re a person that I love,
A person that I need.
My friend is very special
And I’d do all this for them in return,
For helping a friend gives a great feeling
And it’s a chance to grow and learn.
My friend, I thank you for everything
You say and everything you do.
And, if you haven’t figured it out,
This friend I speak of is you.