Friday, March 13, 2009

Potrait of a True Friend

This goes out to all of my true friends, you know who you are. I can only hope and pray that I am the same kind of friend.
Portrait of a True 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.


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