Monday, November 9, 2009

Portrait of a Friend

I can't give you 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.

1 comment:

  1. Your writings really touch the heart. I really like this one. Sandy