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Love, Your Best Friend

January 7, 2022
By i-wish-to-fly-away GOLD, Abq, New Mexico
i-wish-to-fly-away GOLD, Abq, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
"To define is to limit." - Oscar Wilde

I went 

To church,

Saturday evening,

A week before 


I knelt

In the confessional

And I told the priest

I loved you.

And that 

You are a woman,

Just like I am.

And I knelt

And I cried.

And he prayed,

And inside I died.

But he didn’t 

Give the advice

I thought he would.

He told me,

Not to pray for these feelings

To leave,

But to be

The best friend

I could possibly be.

I knelt 

And I cried.

And he prayed,

And inside I died.

He didn’t tell me

I was confused.

He didn’t tell me





He just told me 

That I couldn’t be with you,

And these feelings wouldn’t leave,

So I had to be,

The best friend,

I could possibly be.

So I knelt

And I cried.

And he prayed.

And I stayed alive.

Because now,

I’m here with you,

And you’re here with me.

And I’m being the 

Best friend,

I can possibly be.

So please don’t hate me,

For writing you this poem.

Because you make me feel safe-

The closest thing i have to home


your best friend.

The author's comments:

Based off someone I know

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on Aug. 1 at 10:52 am
Egycal52 SILVER, --, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Hats off to the past, coats off to the future."
- American Proverb
"Why do you keep hiding behind your mask,
When even the scars formed by your mistakes
are you own constellations?"

I can't resist the urge to comment on all of your posts, every one of them is so moving in its own way. Your friend is lucky to have u :)