Alone No More

At the hardest time of my ill fated life,

Loneliness pierced me like a stifling knife.

There was no one to run to.

No one to turn to.

They had all gone away…so far away.

When I needed them most, they left me astray.

"Why?!" I cried to God. "Why to me you do this?!"

"Can't anyone see I am hurting? My pain, they cannot not miss!"

He smiled, and led me from that dark, empty place.

Then spun me around to reflect upon your face.

Your arms were so inviting and accepted without hesitance.

Could this be real? Oh, it was…now all was making sense.

Your words, so sweet, so comforting, just like that of a lullaby.

A tear trickled down my cheek as I began to cry.

God had blessed me with you as a friend, this now came across to me.

I felt so happy, so joyus, so thankful…and so incredibly free.

Free from the grasp, the choke, and the meaning of alone.

Your kindness and devotion towards me was greatly shown.

Your heart, it is one of passion, love… and oh so very true.

I do not think you realize how much I admire in you.

There will be more times when I will fall, but then will I still fear?

I feel more strength in me whenever you are near.

Dear Matt,

You have truly been a wonderful friend. I am so thankful to have you in my life. You are one of the few people who have been there right by my side. I hope that our friendship continues to strengthen throughout the years. I really do admire you in a lot of ways. From your humble heart, to your incredible faith in God, I adore you. I have really never had a friend like you before. I don't know if our friendship means as much to you as it does to me, but I just wanted you to know how I feel. And this poem is a reflection of it. Oh yes, one more thing. I would truly be honored if you would go to my Homecoming with me.

Elizabeth