Saturday, March 21, 2009

Only You

This poem is dedicated to the one person I can always count on. She was one of the few things keeping me alive at one point. We've been through a whole lot in only two years, and our difference in age didn't make things any easier. She stuck by me, though, through the good and bad times, and when our families and our friends were so unaccepting. Nine years is nothing between friends. She's always been willing to be the target of painful frustration, and she knows just how to cheer me up. Nothing in the world could ever repay her for everything she brings to my life.

Only You
by Dawn Nissen

With you, it's all about
voiceless communication-
always knowing exactly what to say,
but never actually having to say it.

When no one seems to be listening,
you hear.
When I hurt but don't show it,
you know.
When I turn away to hide my tears,
you see.
When I feel like I can't get through to anyone,
you understand.

Your eyes glow just for me,
and I know you're proud.
You flash your magical, healing smile my way,
and I know everything will be all right.

You know everything there is to know about me.
You know what worries me,
what keeps me up at night,
and what shames me so badly
that I can't share it with anyone.
Most importantly, though,
none of those things bother you.

You've restored my faith in people
and proved that there is a thing
called true friendship.

No comments:

Post a Comment