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8 Jan 2010

By Your Side, Always!

BY YOUR SIDE by Ruwaida Van Doorsen

It hurts to know you’re hurting
Because you’re so special in my heart
The pain that you are feeling
Is tearing me apart

But know that love has a way
Of easing all that’s wrong
Together we can make it
If we hold on and just be strong

Know that you’re not alone
In all your adversity
For by your side through and through
Is where I’ll always be.

I've been a sucker for poems since my school days. My favourite books in school included poetry books. Yet you'd be surprised to know that I do not own a single poetry book in my library (yeah, I have a library at home, woohoo). I don't know why. I guess it's because I don't have enough time to sit back and enjoy a good poem anymore. I can't read poetry in a hurry, I need to savour it, bit by bit, trying to understand the various meanings hidden between lines, between words and let my imagination fly. I do sometimes get online and read a few when I can. At times, I even steal a few to send my friends (gone are the days I used to write my own... sigh!)

I went on one of my poetry reading sprees this evening, to ease my disturbed mind. Today's theme was friends. These are my dedication to the world's greatest friend - I am so lucky to have you in my life!

ALWAYS FRIENDS by Randall Beers (Mmm... beer!)

I accept you in confidence,
I listen and admire your wisdom.
We are one when we are together,
You and I will always be friends.

When you are angry,
I am there to sooth your aggression.
When you are sad,
I am there to cheer you up.
(Mmmm... ok, not always.. Mmmm... actually, you cheer me up)

We understand each others thoughts,
Words with us aren’t needed.
We have a trust that is very rare,
You and I will always be friends.

What we enjoy doing together comes natural,
We accept life and move ahead.
I am your shadow and you mine,
We are inseparable if only in mind.  

BEST FRIEND by Teri Martinez

We have been friends for so long
We have grown closer with every passing year
I have grown to love you more every day
If it wasn't for you I would be lost right now

Sure we may argue sometimes
But it helps us grow closer
You have been a really true friend to me

I thank God for you everyday
Nine years ago this friendship started
It has truly grown into something wonderful

I wish I could truly thank you for all that you have helped me with
And all the hard times you have helped me get through

But words just are not strong enough
I don't know what I would have done if you weren't here
Thank you so much
I love you dearly

TREE AT MY WINDOW by Robert Frost (one of my favourite poets)

Tree at my window, window tree,
My sash is lowered when night comes on;
But let there never be curtain drawn
Between you and me.

Vague dream-head lifted out of the ground,
And thing next most diffuse to cloud,
Not all your light tongues talking aloud
Could be profound.

But tree, I have seen you taken and tossed,
And if you have seen me when I slept,
You have seen me when I was taken and swept
And all but lost.

That day she put our heads together,
Fate had her imagination about her,
Your head so much concerned with outer,
Mine with inner, weather.

Psst: There's more at http://www.netpoets.com/poems/.htm When you steal, it's good to acknowledge the source, to soothe any hard feelings ;)


  1. I don't know much about poetry but Robert Frost is one that I am familiar with. These are all really great though, very inpsiring.

    Thanks for your comment by the way!

  2. Good poetries. I liked them :)