Deva De Silva

A Friend

You are sent my way, a gift from far away
Where unknown forces, amaze me ceaseless.
Many reasons explain why you feel like home.
This exquisite being, closest to my heart,
My best friend. You.


I trust you to know my dreams,
Deepest of secrets, core of my distress.
I have faith in you to be mindful.
To get me right every time I`m off-beam.
You don't turn away, nor take your eyes off,
You don't question, not even for a second
What I value in you the most
Is for witnessing me, no matter what.

It is you I think of in times of low,
Days of gloom, nights of lone
It is you I turn to in times of thin,
Days of ruin, in nights of storm
A lingering image of you,
I hide in my heart.
To give me might, to give me sight,
To shove me towards the light,
In menacing dark.

You give me hope when I see none.
You give me laughs when I drown in dread.
You give me courage when I hide from my shadow.
You give me myself when I am on the run.
A self, tender,
A self, brave,
A self, to love

You are my ears listening tireless.
You are my garden crowding in blooms.
You are my pen scribbling dazzling prose.
You are my breathing hole
I swim towards to surface.

When you decided to linger
With good reason: So you say!
You walked me when I lagged behind
With no qualms: You saved my day!
You carried me when I dragged my feet
About to quit, and forever you may.

I owe it to you, a dear thing I own,
Our friendship sworn to last a lifetime.
Warmth it brings swells within,
Keeping me sane
When world make no sense,
When words make no sense,
When I make no sense.

I swear to remember
Our stories, our laughs.
The time invested in us
Will soar in ten-fold
I swear to take thee as my friend,
Closest to my heart, dearest to me.
My forever friend,
That you are to me.

Poem Submitted: Friday, October 12, 2007
Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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  • Anthony Edmond JohnAnthony Edmond John (1/28/2009 7:07:00 AM)

    wow wow and wow this one just stole My breathe..
    Nice job..cheers.
    The Sage
    Anthony Edmond John
    poemsofthesage@yahoo.com

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  • Dishani Jayaweera (1/28/2009 2:11:00 AM)

    As always you made me happy.... tears in my eyes.... You said everything what i want to say to you....

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  • Alexander Steen Stewart (1/22/2009 11:10:00 AM)

    i love the imagry in this poem, veryy well constructed. moreover i like the how you convey the emotion very clearly.10+ well done

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  • John Smith (1/21/2009 9:33:00 AM)

    Beautiful, simply

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  • Fay SlimmFay Slimm (1/16/2009 9:24:00 AM)

    Poetic heart in this verse - - and so honest with much well thought out usage of pure wordsmithing makes me gasp - - - - excelent piece....... thank you..... a 10 + + + for a tribute worthy of your very good freind........... from Fay..

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