You can’t always follow your heart, for it leads to destruction.
However, I followed mine,and it lead to happiness and love.
Still protected, still held close, my heart is big enough, yet taken for granted.
I give and give, piece by piece,
To be kept forever.
“Forgive and forget”, “turn the other cheek”,
“Remember what God did for you and do the same, for where would you be without His forgiving name?” No shame, no shame,
No pain no gain,
Take all the blame.
Love everything and everyone the same.
Want to gain a friend?
Take a risk.
Want to gain trust?
Take the punch.
Want to gain freedom?
Leave all you ever known.
And I once again, I am, back in the beginning.
So what is it?
Have I lost my vocabulary?
Do I not know how to write what I can’t express verbally?
It seems I’ve lost it.
I feel I have forgot it.
And when I think those thoughts,
I turn myself in a rage. I can’t stop!
Not now. I’ve come so far
Made so much progress,
to stop now would be disastrous
is there anything left to say?
No, not really,
we’ve gone our own ways
And I can try to mend what you tore apart
But all it would do is keep a friendship of falsity
I don’t thrive off of fake
I don’t hesitate to make,
You want the truth and you got it!
You bought it.
And here I am walking away with money that you gave up,
For something you already knew.
You are caught in the present
because your past is returning.
You try to explain every circumstance
but your throat continues burning.
You tell me you are weary
and your life has the value of death.
But if you jumped into the sea right now,
I know you’d hold your breath.
You settle for every least
and your hope is hard to find.
But if I showed you all you can become.
I know you’d change your mind.
You might have hit rock bottom,
But it’s the perfect place to start.
At least now you can start from scratch
To renew the spirit of your heart.
And if I led you into a garden
That stored every memory your mind proposes
I’m sure you’d notice the thorn bushes
But be oblivious to the roses.
These rules you live by you may not understand
And it penetrates your skin like the deepest vaccine
But you always have to keep in that head of yours
That there’s always a reason nestled in between
This life hits you hard
And you scream of how everything is unfair.
But sometimes getting the wind knocked out of you,
Reminds your lungs of how much they love the taste air. – D.S.G.
My best friend wrote this for me, and its amazing how people can make a difference in your life. And She definitely has made a HUGE impact in me. This poem was exactly what I needed when she gave it to me, and I am so grateful to have her as a best friend. This poem opened my eyes to what I needed to see, and I couldn’t ask for a better friend. To make me happy, make me laugh, make me angry… But yet happy again lol and then at times like this when she makes me cry. I love you Daleah!
I can feel you pain,
I can sense your heartache,
I can see the tears you’re holding back…
Keeping in your secrets;
Hoping that no one will know,
That this smile you have on your face is your disguise.
Please don’t let these hard times,
Be your demise…
And if you hear a word I am saying,
Then please keep listening:
Don’t you let your fears rule you!
Don’t you let disaster control you!
You are strong,
Stronger than that you know!
You can do this, you do this!
You’ll get through it!
When you feel alone,
When your home is gone,
When you feel defeated,
And when you feel scared…
I am there.
I remember before we met
I often cried myself to sleep at night
I longed for a friend
Someone just to talk to
Before we met
In all my previous “friendships”,
I was the friend,
But I was treated like an acquaintance
I was there when ever others needed somebody
I struggled to make others like me
But it never worked
I always felt foolish
So I started watching others converse and laugh
While I sat secluded
I felt real stupid…
I was the oddball
I was the strange one
Yeah, everyone knew me…
But they never would talk to me
So I went through a long phase of self-pity
I am very shy and introverted
But I need people in my life
I get lonely easily
And I have a lot of insecurities
But all of that changed about a year ago
When I met you and you met me, made we a duo
So thanks best friend
You restored my happiness
And for that I am very blessed.