POEMS: “Portrait of a Friend”

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“Portrait of 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 can seek
answers.

I can’t change your past with all it’s heartache and
pain, nor the future with it’s 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 happinesses are
not mine;
Yet I can share in your laughter and joy.

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 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 pieces
and put them back in place.

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

(Author unknown)

 

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One Comment Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    One of my favourites!

    Like

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