By January 19, 2012 15 Comments Read More →

Amicus

I have seen the way I see you, forever.
In the now and then, the same
Never worse, only better,
In honesty, not shame…

I have seen the way I see you, forever.
Not your lover, not your brother, in name.
Without end, or beginning,
Only right now today…

As I see you.

You should see the way I see you, forever.
In the shadow and the light, unchanged
Nothing will come between you and me,
Only the truth on display…

You should see the way I see you, forever.
In the mirror, and my eyes, the same
You will know in your heart
What I know in mine…

Like I see you.

Will you see the way I see you, forever?
Not my only, just my best friend, to stay
Never knowing if you’ll know
I’ll remain, as I feel…

Will you see the way I see you, forever?
At the end of your doubt and disdain
Receiving unending acceptance
No other manner, just in this way…

I now see you.

I will love the way I love you, forever.
With nothing to lose or gain
Lacking in understanding
Or capacity to explain…

I will love the way I love you, forever.
Till the end of my life to say
Dearest friend you are true
For the rest of my days…

As I see you.

Copyright © 2012 Bill Friday

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  • Cher Duncombe

    Your depth, your kindness, your perceptions, are matched only by your extraordinary ability to put thoughts into heart-words and touch all to their core. This is magnificent, Bill.

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  • http://sipsofjenandtonic.com Jen and Tonic

    You are so talented that it drives me crazy! (In a good way, of course)

    I loved this, and I’m confident when I say that this will go down as my all-time favorite piece of yours. You’ve been holding out on your poetic abilities, Mr. Friday!

    So beautiful! Le sigh…

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  • http://castlehearttimes.blogspot.com/ Dani Heart

    Wow, very beautiful. My spouse and I always say I love you more, and there is truly no way to know who loves who more isn’t it? smiles. I like the heart on the sleeve quality to this piece. Well done.

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  • http://www.tiredofpreviews.com Katy Kern

    Love, love, love! Any words I come up with will not fully explain how I much I adore this poem. Brilliant! :-)

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  • http://www.momsarefrommars.com Janene

    Wow. This is absolutely beautiful, Bill. I want more!

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  • http://tjlubrano.blogspot.com/ TJ Lubrano

    Simply, lovely, absolutely, brilliantly wonderfully written, Bill. Now, do explain the ‘bloody awful poet’ in your bio 😉

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    • http://tjlubrano.blogspot.com/ TJ Lubrano

      Also, I love the drawing chosen for this one :)

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    • http://sipsofjenandtonic.com Jen and Tonic

      Um, I’m with TJ. You have some explaining to do about this “bloody awful poet” nonsense. Oh, and I’m also in agreement about the picture!

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  • http://juliangallo66.blogspot.com/ Julian Gallo

    This is a great poem, Bill. Love it!

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  • http://pacificmelody.wordpress.com Melody J Haislip

    Lucky the person you wrote this for. Lucky you to feel this way. Lucky us because you shared your beautiful poem with us!

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    • http://itsalwaysfriday.blogspot.com/ Bill Friday

      Lucky I am Melody… lucky I am.

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  • http://www.pacificmelody.wordpress.com/ Melody J Haislip

    Bill, I came back to read this again. It’s so heart-wrenchingly lovely. I’d give an appendage to have someone write this for me! :)

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    • http://It'sAlwaysFriday Bill Friday

      So would I Melody… so would I.

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  • http://www.pacificmelody.wordpress.com/ Melody J Haislip

    Of course, it’d have to be my left arm, since I’m right-handed! :)

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  • Anya Pham

    That was lovely! What an elegant expression of the deepest connections we can share with our loved ones!

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