Across the hallway and
Through a door
I see a face
That smiles no more.

Beneath the desk
Below he cries
Thinking no one
Sees him hide.

Inside my heart
Beyond the school
To not help him
Would make me a fool.

Toward him I step
Without my pride
I explain to him
I saw him cry.

Since I reached him
Beside the stream
He tells me life
Has regained it's gleam.

But I take no credit
For helping him through
He just needed a friend
It was all I could do.