A Poem by JandJ
When I first met you, my dear father passed away. I did not know if to cry for his death or to cry for the new life I was going to live. You came into my life and didn't even ask me. I cried for days, weeks, month, a year today and I am still crying because of your arrival. With your arrival I learned to possess a new feeling I never knew I had in me. You brought with you a yearning to live that I never felt before. My dear friend, when you came into my life, my appreciation for people went much further than I ever thought it could reach. My view of life changed into a struggle to stay with a life. You brought sorrow, disgust, shame, but most of all you brought a new meaning of living into my life. You are now my friend and although I ask you why every day, you are still the one friend I have who is always with me. You are my one and true friend because you carry with me the burden of living with me.
This article was provided by 2012 Poetry Month at TheBody.com.
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