You keep me awake tonight,
so here's an ode to you.
Or, shall I say, 'us',
to all we have gone through?

To the words and meanings,
to the strength behind.
To the memories in the past
too weak to remind.

To the shadows, to the laughs,
to the room with no door.
To long night conversations
and the things we adore.

An ode to our friendship,
to your gentle, patient smile.
To the memory in the making,
stretched five thousand miles.

To the present, to the past.
To the hopeful future ahead.
To all the silly stories
and jokes that we've said.

An ode to our glue,
to my dearest friend.
Through thick and thin,
we'll stick it to the end.

And then beyond...