I wrote this poem for my best friend Melanie. Through thick and thin she’s always been there, without judgement, without hesitation. Thank you!

You came into my life with quiet confidence
Offering a hand to hold
Carrying a light in the dark

No longer alone to shoulder the burden
Walking at my side
I entrust with you my true self

You know who I am
You hold my secrets, and I hold yours
We share every wound and joy

You’re always within reach— 
When I’ve needed you most
To catch me if I should fall

Your friendship has meant everything
Unwavering in your guard
In my darkest hours, you’ve made all the difference 

You are my one true friend






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