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Tribute to a Friend MAG

By Francis Dacasin, Milpitas, CA

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.

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This article has 40 comments.

Lynni BRONZE said...
on Jul. 13 2017 at 9:11 am
Lynni BRONZE, St. Augustine, Florida
1 article 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is freedom waiting for you,
on the breezes of the sky.
And you ask: "What if I fall?"
Oh but my darling, what if you fly? -E.H.

Lovely. It's great!

Minson Soh said...
on Jun. 9 2016 at 6:25 am
wow this is so good thnx please do more like this

on Jun. 21 2015 at 12:00 pm
AllSoPlayfulWhenYouDemonize BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
3 articles 0 photos 228 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Our passion is our strength."
-Billie Joe Armstrong

This is beautiful. I love your writing!

on Apr. 25 2014 at 12:28 pm
Rebel21 PLATINUM, St. Catharines, Other
20 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
Where there is desire, there is gonna be a flame,
Where there is a flame someone's bound to get burned.
Just because it burns doesn't mean you're gonna die,
You've got to get up and try.

This is so very inspiring and beautifully writter. You should be very proud to be able to convey such a powerful message through your lyrics. Never stop writing.

on Nov. 5 2012 at 9:17 pm
satellite23 GOLD, Cincinnati, Ohio
14 articles 0 photos 100 comments

Favorite Quote:
Prove it.

Wondeful! It was weet and simple, and we all can relate to it. Nice!

on Dec. 27 2011 at 3:42 pm
TrumpetBeast BRONZE, Fort Collins, Colorado
4 articles 1 photo 1 comment
This is beautiful. I know someone like this, who is wonderful but can't see it.

eliana924 GOLD said...
on Dec. 18 2011 at 9:35 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
11 articles 0 photos 116 comments
Nice poem. It makes me think about my best friend.

on Nov. 19 2011 at 5:37 pm
artmantist BRONZE, Willemstad, Other
3 articles 0 photos 72 comments

hello, nice poem. Would u guys wanna check out my work. its called the cottage 

thank u

on Aug. 23 2011 at 6:56 pm
Kayotic PLATINUM, Goodyear, Arizona
37 articles 9 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
You aren't having fun unless you're commiting sin~ Priest

This reminds me so much of my old friends in my life.I love it.

on May. 27 2011 at 3:42 pm
Kaleighgirl97 SILVER, Lawson, Missouri
9 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When the rich wage war its the poor who die."

- Jean-Paul Sartre.

i most definitely agree with queen of the greenbean.

on Apr. 13 2011 at 8:47 pm
to.hold.the.sun SILVER, Maryville, Tennessee
9 articles 0 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present." -John Green

This is so sweet(:

Alasia said...
on Apr. 2 2011 at 2:14 pm
Alasia, Bradenton, Florida
0 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't follow a path, make your own, and leave a trail.

yes, i agree i might actually say this to a friend. this is very inspirational.

on Feb. 28 2011 at 9:19 am
Kelcey123 BRONZE, State Center, Iowa
1 article 0 photos 3 comments
I really love teh wording in this, it's so beautiful!

on Feb. 14 2011 at 8:33 pm
mandaloreP GOLD, Forked River, New Jersey
15 articles 4 photos 21 comments
very beautiful speaks to me in many ways.

lmd_4994 GOLD said...
on Feb. 6 2011 at 2:53 pm
lmd_4994 GOLD, Union Grove, Alabama
13 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
"May you live every day of your life" - Jonathan Swift

i really like this :)

on Dec. 24 2010 at 1:48 pm
ShontelleSymone GOLD, New Castle, Pennsylvania
15 articles 0 photos 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Are you chasing your dreams? Or are your dreams chasing you?" - Michelle Phan

I can totally relate to this poem! Keep writing!!

on Dec. 2 2010 at 11:17 pm
spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution PLATINUM, Eugene, Oregon
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god I can completely relate to this at times, youre very talented

on Sep. 8 2010 at 7:24 am
CrazyKid56 BRONZE, Fredericksburg, Virginia
3 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Keep wrting! This poem gives me inspiration to keep moving forward


123vampdog said...
on Jun. 16 2010 at 3:00 pm



alice said...
on Jun. 16 2010 at 2:58 pm
i think after send it all flows together better!!!!!!!!!! but other than tht i loved it!!!!!!!! keep righting!!!!!!!!!!!!