To hold dear.

To preserve with affection.

This is our friendship,

And what it means to me.


So damned with desire

An affliction  of mind

That brings me here

Only to find

A friend who listens

Who does not judge

Who understands me

And doesn't begrudge

Who gives of heart

And lends an ear

And shares frustration

I found you here

And should we never

Meet face to face

Always know

You have found a place

Here within

This heart of mine

Friends forever

Till the end of time...


The Rose 112401830pm

©2001 Virgil G. Richards