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 can seek answers.
I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain nor the future with it's untold stories;
But I can be there now when you need me to care.
I can't keep your feet from stumbling;
But can offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.
I can't claim your joys, triumphs, successes, and triumphs;
But I can share in your experience, laughter and joy.
Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
But I can only support you, encourage you and help you when you ask.
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 or 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 for who you are...and be your friend.
Have a great day!