These words I write to one whose love
Has touched my heart.
Such Tender love born in Him above
To me you did impart.
I can't express in words alone
The gratitude I feel
To one who did in deed and tone
Show love that's real.
I cannot say how much you mean
To one like I.
To me you are what Christ must have been
A shoulder on which to cry.
Although I may never again see you
One thing I know.
In you I've found a comrade true,
A place in which to go.
The years ahead won't be easy ones;
You've found that's true.
The lessons learned from watching you
Will help me through.
I pray that He who is my everything
Will bless you too.
* This was written when I was sixteen. It is as the title says...
a tribute to a very dear friend of mine.