Deborah Berry

Let's Be Friends - Poem by Deborah Berry

I know the blood runs in your veins,
I know my blood runs just the same,
Your heart it feels the warmth of love,
Your eyes they see the rising sun,
Your hand can touch and feel mine too,
For I'm a person just like you
No matter where I may be born,
No matter what my color warn,
No matter how my face has shape,
I feel the sorrow, love and hate,
For I can see the moving clouds,
The clouds they cry with tears of pain,
To see beneath them - such a shame,
How each and every person is
to one another throughout the years…

Within my shoes please place your feet,
And take the steps while I walk the streets,
You'll feel the blisters as I walk,
The words I whisper as I talk,
You'll see the world just as I see,
So please my friend just let me be,
The person that I am inside,
Please don't make me run and hide,
Allow your visions to be clear,
And listen to the words you hear,

All I ask.... is to be your friend…
We're all people you and me
In this world together we
can walk united forever free…

Australian Author Deborah Berry (C) 1993 -2015

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship

Form: Sonnet

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this poem in 1993 inspired by me surviving the harsh judgement of my family after my son tragically and accidentally drowned.

Comments about Let's Be Friends by Deborah Berry

  • Chinedu Dike (9/21/2015 2:35:00 PM)

    A lovely piece of poetry, well articulated and subtly penned from heart with a call for understanding and universal brotherhood of man. A good poem nice penned with conviction. Thanks for sharing Deborah. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (9/15/2015 6:51:00 PM)

    I am sorry for your loss, Deborah. Your poem is lovely and inspirational. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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