Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Portrait of a Friend . . .

I can't give 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 . . .

Poem by - unknown


samuru999 5:38 PM  

Hi Starry,
This is such a beautiful poem!
I have read it before, and have always loved it!
I especially like the last lines...
I can't tell you who you are
I can only love you and be your friend.

Those lines are what a true friend is all about!

Hope you are doing well Starry and getting stronger each day!
Keep... that song in your heart!


deepsat 6:56 PM  

such beautiful words!!! love gives everything in all!!!


Poetry by Kai 7:52 PM  

i'm good my dearest friend
how are u?

i like seal too..

neihal,  9:15 PM  

lovely poem:)

adi 11:13 PM  

i'll print this out and keep it as a reminder of what a friend is and shud be like...
thanks starry, for sharing it with us
hope u r feeling better in the new year
take care

Mr. J 11:24 PM  

And I can only take you to the pond but you have to drink the water :P

Howdy Starry

b v n 12:16 AM  


Touching post !! really good. Guess ppl flock to yr space 'cause every post of yrs is a feel good experience.Nicely done.btw i want this poem...hope no issues ?

Asha 5:58 AM  

Hi Starry, this poem is close to my heart! I have a best friend in B'lore who stood by me through thick and thin!Thank you and happy new year!

pria 6:22 AM  

Starry: Every word is damn true and I liked it the best of all:-))

starry nights 8:26 AM  

Thanks Margie. I just loved it when I read it because it is so true.I am getting stronger everyday. cant wait to get my CT scan done in February 15th to see how the fusion is going,then will start physical therapy,then will be able to go out and do a little more out of the house.thanks for all your encouraging words,it keeps me going.

starry nights 8:26 AM  

Deepsat..so true.

starry nights 8:27 AM  

Thanks Kai.it is a lovely and meaningful poem,had to share it.I love seal too:)

starry nights 8:27 AM  

Neihal..thank you

starry nights 8:28 AM  

Adi..Thanks.It was too beautiful not to share.I am doing a lot better and hope to be out of the house soon.

starry nights 8:29 AM  

Hi John..back from your vacation.how are you.Happy new year to you.take care.

starry nights 8:30 AM  

Bvn..thanks. I cannot take credit for this poem because I did not write it.I came upon it and it was so beautiful that I had to share it.take care.you can have the poem.

starry nights 8:31 AM  

Asha..It came home to me too.I had a really good friend also who was all this poem says.take care and have a good day.

starry nights 8:32 AM  

Pria..so true.thats why I loved it.

KK 8:42 AM  

Lovely poem Starry!!
Liked it a lot :)

Id it is 2:21 PM  

This one always brings a catch in the throat! Friends such as these are far and few.
Thanks for sharing.

Keshi 5:27 PM  

LOVELY! Friendship is just that. So beautiful. But its so hard to find friends like that.


Sunil Parmar 6:13 PM  

How True....!!!
Love at its Best!!

Sojourner 7:48 PM  

beautiful and i like the fact that the author is unknown.
I hope to see a post on how you spent the holidays.

sailaja 9:05 PM  

A beautiful poem!

Thank you so much for your wishes.:)

May the new year bring in lots of blessings your way, Starry!

Happy New Year!!

alex 9:39 PM  

So very true.

So loving.

This is love.

A poignant poem.

Good of you to share it. :)

Krithika 4:31 AM  

wonderful poem!!..i agree..true friends are certainly this affectionate

Jeevan 4:59 AM  

A Truthful poem dear!!

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 liked this line.

my life.... 6:22 AM  

lalitha? cool my name is also lalitha! coincidence man! its written with immense love for a frenship...

starry nights 8:13 AM  

kk..I liked it too.thought it was so meaningful.

starry nights 8:14 AM  

Id it is.. this is really a true friend.makes you stop and think if you could be that kind of friend.

starry nights 8:15 AM  

Keshi..they are hard to find friends,but it gives us an insight of what a friend should be like.Hugggggggggggz to you to keshi.thanks.

starry nights 8:15 AM  

SUnil..it certainly is a true friendship and love at its best.

starry nights 8:17 AM  

Sojourner..an unknown poet.Must have been wriiten for a special person.I will write a post of what I did for the holidays.really nothing much because I am still in bed and have not left the house yet.

starry nights 8:17 AM  

Sailaja..thank you for stopping by and I do hope you will come by again.

starry nights 8:18 AM  

Alex..Its exactly how I felt after reading this.

starry nights 8:19 AM  

Krithika..true friends should be like this and if they are not I think they can learn from reading this poem.

starry nights 8:19 AM  

Jeevan.thanks.it is a beautiful poem.

starry nights 8:20 AM  

Mylife..welcome to my blog and I do hope you stop by again.real co incidence that we have the same name.welcome aboard.

southpaw 7:51 PM  

u've been a good friend and i cherish that feeling...

hillgrandmom 2:08 AM  

really meaningful poem. happy New Year Starry

saby 9:14 PM  

be my friend
to start with

Anonymous,  9:15 PM  

southy is here too

i better hide

Madhooo 4:14 AM  

A very, very beautiful thoughtful poem. Thanks so much for posting it on ur site.:)

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