I have had this poem since I was a teenager, and I have always enjoyed it. I found it in tucked away with a few other pieces of the past.
My life has changed so much over the years, but my wish for my friends and family has always been but same. I hope you enjoy the poem and share it with someone you love.
Be blessed and give thanks for everything.
We have met,
Strangers among strangers
Searching for meaning
Through people and experiences
Loneliness had been our companion
Like a suitcase of past adventures
Carried with us
Providing some security.
Our adventure provided warmth,
An added dimension to our lives.
We gave to each other
Even though it wasn’t expected.
Between passing days
And fleeting romances
Our friendship has grown,
Never defined by words.
Because of the way you are
I have wanted to give you a gift.
Perfume would have been nice
But its fragrance is always fleeting.
Flowers would have added warmth
For moments, but nothing tangible
Can last forever.
Nothing I have to give
Would represent my
True feelings for you.
Finally one day, clustered
Among the colorful aspens
And the sounds of a rushing brook
I discovered my gift for you.
All that I can give you is time
Time to grow…
As only you can do.
My demands of you are simple.
Blossom, my friend, into the
Beautiful flower I see inside.
Share your warmth, as you love.
Spread your happiness as you give,
And remember me as I pass through
Your mind Like gentle waves
on the drifting sand.