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This poem, written when I was 13 years old, was for one of best friends - to let him know exactly what he was to me and why I needed him in my life.

What You Are To Me

I am a rose, you are my thorns,
clutching to me, protecting me.

I am the sun, you are my rays,
helping me to shine and to be all that I can.

I am a lake, you are my water,
filling me with ideas, dreams, and hopes for the future.

I am a tree, you are my leaves,
sharing who and what I am
and becoming an important part of my life.

I am a heart, you are my beat,
beating rhythmically to my happiness,
my fear, my sadness, my excitement

I am me and you are with me,
to share all that I am,
to share life, love, and happiness.

Always.
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50 Visitor Comments

Ummul
Really a vry vry nice poem! Gr8 job!
RUTH
ITS POWERFUL!
Shoba
A beautiful poem that touched me to the core of my heart
Rebecca
Beautiful poem. just reminds me my chum. Good job Ellrick,keep goin' on.
sara
This is wriiten beautifully! You must be so proud! this poem reminds me of one of my friends!
LAYLA
Beatiful poem.
Jenna
This is the best poem i have ever read. When i read it a tear almost came to my eye. You are an awsome poet.
GLENDA
This is a great poem.
Carrie
I was looking for a poem to give to my husband. I, of course, cannot write beautiful poems. Therefore, I had to find one that fit just right. My husband and I are celebrating our 12th year together. I felt this was a great reflection of my thoughts.
Icantsay
This poem is wonderful. Very well thought out. Its powerful. Its brilliant. I love it! It is my favorite poem. 10/10! 100%
Frank
I loved it; my wife just sent it to me after a big fight.
Jennifer
i lved it@ not only is this a friendship poem, but it can also relate to your family as well. i give it TWO THUMBS UP!
LeeAndra
this is so beautiful i love it
Alila
hi!your such a great author! and im so empress to your poem!
Hina
even words can't describe the beauty & depth of this poem!
Cassi
I absolutly LOVE this poem! I have been searching for a poem to give to my best friend who is going through a hard time right now all day long! I finnaly found this one and it is truly perfect! You are a wonderfull writer keep up the good work!
Lisa
Fabulous, fantastic, bravo! You spoke every single word that I was looking for to express how I feel about my best friend. BRAVO!
Jemma
brilliant! Your so talented
Chloe
This poem is fantastic! you have a wonderful talent so keep up the great work:)
marisa
Beautiful poem!
Nasib
Beautiful indeed. I can relate to the feelings of the poet
LEE
MY friend is leaving and I won't get to see him and I open poem site tos send him some to him. somehow I found your site and I like your poem because I feel exactly same like this poem
Sarah
AWESOME! Just what I needed today!
arlene
excellant
Shahzad
excellent
Vidhu
It's simple and beautiful. You've got talent.
Pat
I love this poem. There are not words to discribe this poem
amisha
grate poeam
Hossam
what a lovely enthralling poem thank you yasmek eh :)
Edwan
I Love It So very Much It's Really Of The Best Poem I've read In My Life !!
André
this is a nice poem i like this
Aparna
It is beautiful...keep up the good work.
DORI
i had tears in my eye's when reading it is so beautiful thank you for sharing god be with you, and his hand to guide you to write more you will be in my prayers
raj
i have never read such a poem. even though i live among poets and i myself is one,i would never able to compose or even listen such a sweet poem.
venessa
i think its very good poem that everyone should send 2 there friends:)
Cindy
i liked the way this poet writes! thats all i can say. :O)~
Robin
The words just touch your heart
Natalia
I am glad you wrote this poem, it describes my relationship with my Husband. It the best I have read so far.
erica
this is a great poem.. i realy enjoyed it .. i feel like it was me talking to my best friend
Hillary
i like this poem
Karen
Fantastic poem - really catches the essence of friendship!
Toshia
That was the most beautiful poem i ever heard
Veronique
This poem was great! I loved it.It reminds me of why friendship is so special and the bond that keeps two people together
Carrie
Thanks for your wonderful poem. It's how I feel when I am with my best friend thank you so much!
tbear
Such a wonderful way to describe his friendship.
Trisha
This is a very beautiful poem.. It really describes how a person feels to truly love someone..
Kimberly
Beautiful
Emma
well written. Very touching
ieshia
i rreally like this poem i sent it to one of my friends and it made her cry so thanks for that poem it really helps
Teresa
so cool i love it

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