Portrait Of A Friend  

HawksBabyGirl 49F
733 posts
6/6/2006 5:13 pm

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6/8/2006 6:10 am

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 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 pieces
and put them back in place.

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

I promise to try to do all of these things
and be the best friend I can be from now on!

maverick1255 52M
3953 posts
6/6/2006 9:04 pm

Very nice.

Just wanted to drop in and tell you that I posted a joke for you. I don't do them well, and my sense of humor is more than off center, but I found one. Best Friend Joke

with love,


maverick1255 52M
3953 posts
6/6/2006 9:07 pm

Oh, the link didn't work.

Best Friend Joke


rm_maximus4us 58M

6/7/2006 6:48 am

What wonderful, wise and meaningful words! A true friend will always be there for you in mind and presence. Thanks for that HBG

rm_audiofreack 30M
2 posts
6/7/2006 9:36 am

Wow, you wirte very well, you should do it more often, wath you have is something that you have to use...

I write too, but the great amount of my poems, are in spanish, so.. it's like, for wath in this web, isn't it???

Well hope you keep writing!!!


tootsiedippin 54M/54F
1078 posts
6/7/2006 5:16 pm

This is a very tough road to follow as a frien or Lover. And many fall from this path because they become more interested in their own needs...

Well said


gypsy1629 42F

6/7/2006 11:05 pm

This was a good post...and I just happend to be needing to read something such as that...thanks for the post and such good timing...


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