Stay in touch, stay involved,
respect and keep your space.
Reach out, but not too deep,
be near, yet know your place.
Stay attentive and responsive,
stay forgiving and kind.
Remember, and cherish
Let out of sight, never be out of mind.
Be aware, be sound,
be available, be around.
Need togetherness, need isolation,
but desire love and not separation.
Hold your grudges if they're all you have left,
otherwise, hold what's really important,
the friendships you safely kept.
Be mindful, be alert,
of theirs and mostly your worth.
be knowing of the love you deserve,
be knowing of change and swerve.
if God forbid, you lose all heart,
I pray you claw back to the beginning
to the very start,
and you begin anew keeping in mind,
that whats past is to be left behind.
I pray you look only ahead,
at the friendships you wish to make and amend,
The secret is to never give up,
on either yourself or them.
We're all only human,
unaware of the effect we leave,
whether we'd like or not to believe.
The challenge is to stay,
and never walk away.
The challenge is to hold on tight,
when they grow distant, and dark as the night.
The challenge is to find the light.
The real deal begins, when the end draws near,
that's when you begin to reiterate,
you're always gonna be here.
And leave it that that,
leave them with the surety of your open arms.
For when they realize it,
they'll know where lies the answers to their qualms
Do your part, do whatever it takes to keep them near,
let them know that they matter, that they are dear.
While it may all seem like too much effort on your part.
think of it this way, you're only looking out for your heart.
The heart wants what it wants, and no amount of taming will suffice,
Risk it if it means there's a chance it'll survive.
The trick is to always believe
that no real friend is ever meant to leave.