An offer of an open hand, an open heart to you.
In return you offer friendship, simple, pure and true.
So many friends have come and gone destinies unknown.
But rarely does one come along with qualities you’ve shown.
You’ve not delved into my private life or asked a lot of me.
Just offering your quiet strength in word and poetry.
You’ve taught me how to view the world with someone else’s eyes.
That though each person looks for truth, they must also search for lies.
Two opposites attract sometimes each sharing a small part.
Of pain and pleasure, tears and smiles, personality and heart.
I am proud that we could overcome the differences we had.
We found the strength to share our feelings, some were happy and some sad.
I hope that in the future we will remain friends you and I
forging little differences and finding friendship binds that tie.
Please accept from me these simple words that I have put to rhyme.
I pray that forever you will allow me to call you a friend of mine.