Tribute to a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

With your eyes at the sidewalk,
You can’t focus on the good.
You don’t notice all your traits,
When I know you really should.

You think life is just a waste.
A disappointment ’til the end,
When I’m here to clarify the plus,
With these lyrics that I send.

A beautiful mind is what you have,
A kind soul you’ve been granted.
You’ve looked past the evil downfall,
With the many you’ve been handed.

You overcame the high fences
That grew on these roads.
You’ve struggled to smile
Through all those lies you’ve been told.

Well, here comes the truth,
That all things bad will soon end.
Because you’ve inspired this song,
the day you became my friend.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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carly... said...
Oct. 12, 2009 at 3:24 pm
I love this. It's so easy to relate to. I think everyone has that friend that just doesn't see their potential. And that friend always needs someone to tell them that. You must be an amazing friend. Keep it up! :)
lexie hughes replied...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm
i agree Carly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HB S. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 5, 2009 at 7:42 pm
Wow.. this is really easy for me to relate to
Cheyenne D. said...
Jun. 27, 2009 at 6:09 am
Who could hate a poem written for a friend?
i sure cant! it was beautiful
{Carpe Diem}
itsaterriblbeauty said...
Nov. 18, 2008 at 12:57 am
I really love the way you wrote this poem and the over all product. It flows really smoothly and i can tell it was really written from the heart. It seems to come from one of those rare moments where everthing is so clearly in perspective. Can't wait to read more work.
Ama B. said...
Nov. 16, 2008 at 2:41 am
This was a beautifull peice. As i read it i felt as if you where trully thinking of a friend. A freind who struggels and dosent understand how wonderfull they are, but you where able to show them the bueaty that they held. Kudoas for that. 8 out of 10!!! You are one of those people who should keep writing about hope, friendship, truth,kindness,love, all those good things in life that people allways overlook. Try, if you sent in something like this people from all over would be begging... (more »)
poetrylife said...
Nov. 16, 2008 at 1:53 am
i really love this should keep on writing poems
tweedle dee said...
Nov. 15, 2008 at 7:43 pm
i love the meaning and feeling. the rythm was a little off in places, but everything else was amazing!
Cherry56 said...
Nov. 15, 2008 at 7:14 am
I love this poem. It truly captivates the reader and it captures the emotions of love and friendship perfectly. You should continue writing poetry.
kutsey22 said...
Oct. 25, 2008 at 12:26 am
i love this poem n i dedicate this to my best friend Ne-Ne
Savannah_Savage said...
Sept. 22, 2008 at 5:28 pm
this was a really nice poem... it speaks to alot of people with close friends... good work!
Hallieinthewings said...
Aug. 22, 2008 at 5:31 pm
I really enjoyed this, it had great meaning.
Livelovedie<3 said...
Aug. 19, 2008 at 10:12 pm
This poem is not only written from the heart; it contains love in every stanza. You can feel the emotion from the author's point of view. This poet is truly captivating. I love it.
Jazzie13 said...
Aug. 16, 2008 at 7:34 pm
i luv dis poem it reminds me of my close friends. keep on writin
Jessica said...
Aug. 12, 2008 at 4:08 pm
OMG! I love this poem! It reminds me of what my friend did for me.
Lettygirl said...
Aug. 10, 2008 at 4:02 pm
WOW! Wonderful poem!
poeticallyinsane92 said...
Aug. 9, 2008 at 10:24 pm
This is such a beautiful poem. You embody the concept of your friend so well, and I'm sure it was/is a grand encouragement to him/her. Keep writing! :-)
Queen of the greenbean said...
Aug. 7, 2008 at 3:26 pm
Your poem was a fantastic piece of writing. you should continue with this particular endeviour. ,,, <*^*> ,,,
kceruti3 said...
Aug. 4, 2008 at 10:58 pm
i love this poem!!
Kaleighgirl97 replied...
May 27, 2011 at 3:42 pm
i most definitely agree with queen of the greenbean.
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