Poem for my Best Friend
Unconditional friendship in its many forms
During times when I’m alone
Thoughts and memories flood my mind
A gentle reminder of a special friend
In my world, who’s been so kind.
A friend for life,
This is the gift I hold dear
Who stays by my side
Who is always near
To make sure I am fine
With worries few
A loving companion
This is what I’ve found in you
I think of you now
And wonder how I’d be
If you weren’t my friend
If I could never see
Your loving gaze
And gentle ways
I fear what life would be
Without you in my days
A trusting being of light and love
Who is with me near and far
A loving friend, gift from above
You are my guiding star
The wind beneath my wings
The one who will see me through
I wonder, how could I go on
If I were without you.
We share so much that we hold dear
So many dreams and sorrowful tears
A lifeline cast throughout years
My friend, you are like no other
You are my strength and it is clear
My friend, you are my brother
For many years we’ve shared a bond
The ups and downs, through thick and thin
A link between us, so profound
For, this is how we've always been.
A faithful companion whom I do trust
There's never been a doubt
And, in this life, there is a must
One I cannot live without
In background support or by my side
You've never let me down
You've kept me from 'flying off the handle,'
You've helped me hold my ground
We share the highs,
You've consoled me when low
You do not try to deceive
And, I admit, for I surely know
Without you, I'd deeply grieve
Hearts cry together when times are hard
We understand without a word
And when the world has given us glee
We share this too,
You and me!
My friend, my soul mate, my dear dear one
This poem for you is penned
For, throughout time
You’ve stood by me
My always, lifetime friend
I love you!
Friendship, whether it is between people, people and animals, lovers, former lovers, siblings or others…is the most incredibly valuable relationship we possess. To know that there is another on this earth who loves us so, that they willingly put themselves in second place in a loving gesture to make sure that we are happy, is a gift which is unsurpassed.
This little poem is for my friend Al, who has been my dearest and closest friend for what seems like an entire lifetime. Our relationship is incredibly special and extremely unique…most don’t fully understand that a man and woman can be this close for so many years…as dear friends, unconditional support, unabashed honesty, and a guiding hand when we need it most. .
I hope that everyone of my friends has such another in their life….
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AL!! I can't be there for your big day, so I wrote this little poem....and included the pictures from last year's birthday party.
Close your eyes and listen, Al
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