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To You My Friend

Gratitude

What could I give to show my love?
Fond memories of closeness shared
The moments that endure through time
Of handing you my secret thoughts
with trembling hand
Of hoping that you’d love and understand?

Of daring to expose the weakness
and the pain?
Of trusting that together we could find
a gentler way?

And what of dreams?
Should these be shared?
And hopes and expectations
of a sweeter wine to taste?

I gave them all to you
and you returned them multiplied.
And if today were my last day
the greatest gift I could recall
would be of friendship, love and trust.
These things you gave to me, my friend.