Best Friends

by Tony P.

We met in my darkest hour
I had given up hope and lost my way
You came along to lift me up
Never asking of me but giving to me

Thoughts and pleasures that only you could give
Enriching my mind and enthralling my soul
No physical pain did I feel
So my need was mental

Cajoling and scolding both ways you tried
Never beating me down but opening my mind
My mind which was cluttered with trivial things
Things that had no bearing on the essences of me

You taught me to laugh and smile again
Of sunny days you mention
Of depending on me without the conceit
Arrogance and cockiness were not your gifts

Understanding and patience were the things that you gave
Neither of the two did I know that I lacked
Waiting for answers which came from within me
Acceptance of choices that I've made in my life

Admitting when I'm wrong was impossible to me
With you as my guide I discovered my mistake
By holding on to grudges I denied who I was
Negative thinking and ill feelings for others

Since you came into my life you have always been near
Never straying away nor disappointing me
Believing in me and never giving up
Laughing and sharing some simple joys with me
Best friends for life is the pact that we made
Forever and true is the way we will be
Best friends for now 'til the end of time

Best Friends by Tony P.

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