Saturday, January 14, 2006

what is a friend

I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts, or fears.
But I can listen to you, and together we will search for answers.

I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain,
nor the future with its untold stories.But I can be there now when you need me to care.

I can't keep your feet from stumbling.
I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.

Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine;
Yet I can share in your laughter.

Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
I can only support you, encourage you,and help you when you ask.

I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship, from your values, from me.
I can only pray for you, talk to you and wait for you.

I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,room to be yourself.

I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
But I can cry with you and help you pick up the piecesand put them back in place.

I can't tell you who you are.
I can only love you and be your friend.


Anonymous said...

hi dude!!! amazing poem. u never cease to mollify me.

svetlana said...

hey..are those all ur creations??amazing!!

Anonymous said...

are those all ur creations?amazing!!

adhishg said...

yeah i did write them dont know about "creations".thanks a lot for ur encouragement

Anonymous said...

hi. gr8poem. keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

The last line is a clear winner :)

I really like the way you've described friendship as such a selfless, caring, loving and nurturing emotion- but i sense this pain in all the selflessness, the helpless waiting, the ceaseless caring- i can't explain it- it's heart-wrenching- it made me go, "OUCH!"

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