|For the one dearest to my heart, |
I'm not quite sure what to say,
To make you understand,
How you've helped to pass the days.
I'd like to begin with thank you,
In honor of being there,
And teaching me just how to live,
With a life that was never fair.
Throughout the abusive words,
And all the discriminating lies,
You taught me to stand strong,
In a world with tormenting eyes.
If ever I did feel forgotten,
Iâ€™d form a mental picture of you,
And just a glimpse of your face,
Would help me to pull through.
I love you more than words can say,
Or than that could ever be written,
Because no one word could ever express,
How youâ€™ve altered the world I live in.
So many discarded masks,
The ones you saw right through,
And still sometimes I think,
My smiles can deceive you.
Whenever weâ€™re not together,
I feel less whole somehow,
But then again, I should be used,
To this loneliness by now.
At times I know the pain seeps through,
The seams of my patch-work soul,
But thanks to you, Iâ€™m learning,
Just how to take control.
Wherever this life may lead us,
Think of S.S. Tia and recall,
I only ever loved you, and,
To Stay Strong Through It All.
-Megan Schroeder 2005
To my best friend. I only ever truly allowed my heart to love you.