My Friend

May 29, 2010
You came into my life
That summer
So sullen
So proud
Never speaking
To Me

But I made you speak
I wanted to listen
I opened my heart
I cried your tears

When you were wrong
I stood by you
Never faltering
Always there

I defended your
But I told you
“That is wrong”
Even when I told others
“She is right”

I stayed at your side
Even when my smile came harder
And my laughter became false

I still

You are the sister
Of my soul
I know who you are

You are not cold
And Hard
Like you pretend to be
You are soft
You are warm

I can feel you change
Becoming busy
Not listening to my words
That you think
Are hollow

But the words are true
They are spoken from
The person who was there
When no one else was

Who wished she could
Cry your tears
Feel your pain
Live your loss
I tried to encompass all the

Tried, but failed
The words, so true, struck against
The shield that was
Protecting your soul
They fell off
Scattered to the floor of your

Among the dust
And shattered dreams
The grand ideals that are lost

I tried
I spoke the words I felt
But they weren’t enough

Maybe someday
You will pick them up
Dust them off
And listen to the words

Of your sister
Who loves you

I didn’t mean
To fail you
I wanted to fix
All that was broken

But I think
I made the pieces smaller
Ground them to dust

I’m sorry

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Wisconsin said...
Sept. 12, 2010 at 1:54 pm
Excellent, Honest piece of work from the heart!
Lilacs_Smell_Wonnerful This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 12, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Thanks! I have yet to show it to the person I wrote it about, but I am glad it sounds from the heart, because that is where it definitely came from. :)


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