I can only be your friend.

I can only be your friend.

I can’t give solutions to all of life’s problems, doubts, or fears. 
But I can listen to you and together we will search for answers. 

I can’t change your past with all its heartache and pain, 
Nor the future with its untold stories.

But I can be there now when you need me to care. 
I can’t keep your feet from stumbling. 

I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall. 
Your joys, triumphs, success, and happiness are not mine; 

Yet I can share in your laughter. 
Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge; 

I can only support you, 
encourage you, and help you when you ask. 

I can’t prevent you from falling away from friendship, 
from your values, from me. 

I can only pray for you, talk to you, and wait for you. 
I can’t give you boundaries which I have determined for you, 

But I can give you the room to change, room to grow, 
room to be yourself. 
I can’t keep your heart from breaking and hurting, 

But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces and put them back in place. 
I can’t tell you who you are.

I can only be your friend.


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