Poem for those I know that may be struggling with anything. Sometimes, you just need someone to listen. I will always listen without judging. Just be patient if I am slow to respond.
I thought there were no words to tell you,
no words to make you see,
that even though we are apart,
I am the friend you need.
We may be far in distance,
or perhaps just down the street,
but regardless of how close or far,
you can reach out to me.
I will be the one who listens,
one who stands steadfast for you.
Feel safe when you confide in me
and know my words are true.
I may ask obliquely
for uplifting thoughts and words
from others that I know,
but what you say to me will never
be pointed back to you.
Think of me as a journal,
I am one person you may choose
to bring your troubles to.
Even when I cannot offer guidance,
I will always listen,
and never brush you off.
Please do not forget me.
Remember I am here.
When you feel as if you have no one,
just turn right to me.
Sometimes all you need
is that unbiased ear
to relieve yourself of turmoil
to calm your racing mind.
Let my calmness be a guiding light,
a beacon to bring you through.
The shadow caused by my light
is the essence of my friendship.
Everyone has shadows,
but they do not need to be feared.
Let the shadow and light be one
encompassing all I am
and all I offer to you.
So never mind the distance that
may or may not be.
Just let yourself remember
you have a shadow friend of me.