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This poem is dedicated to the one person I can always count on. She was one of the few things keeping me alive at one point. We've been through a whole lot in only two years, and our difference in age didn't make things any easier. She stuck by me, though, through the good and bad times, and when our families and our friends were so unaccepting. Nine years is nothing between friends. She's always been willing to be the target of painful frustration, and she knows just how to cheer me up. Nothing in the world could ever repay her for everything she brings to my life.

Only You

With you, it's all about
voiceless communication-
always knowing exactly what to say,
but never actually having to say it.

When no one seems to be listening,
you hear.
When I hurt but don't show it,
you know.
When I turn away to hide my tears,
you see.
When I feel like I can't get through to anyone,
you understand.

Your eyes glow just for me,
and I know you're proud.
You flash your magical, healing smile my way,
and I know everything will be all right.

You know everything there is to know about me.
You know what worries me,
what keeps me up at night,
and what shames me so badly
that I can't share it with anyone.
Most importantly, though,
none of those things bother you.

You've restored my faith in people
and proved that there is a thing
called true friendship.

© 1999 Dawn Nissen Please respect the rights of the author and Passions in Poetry. If you would like to use this poem on your own web page, please contact the Author. Thank you.

154 Visitor Comments

Tammy
this one i really liked. it had all the right words i was looking for :)
susie
omg it's the best poem i have ever read . can u believe while reading it i send it to my friends omg they all loved it! love ya
Tshepo Hope
Jeez! This is beautiful,I really shed a tear when reading this poem for it gave me some sort of comfort, like it was really written for me as i read it at a time when i could use a shoulder to cry on! Keep it up. That was a wonderful and very creative poem.
CRISTINA
i like this poem so much!
Amber
That is so cool I think my friends are like that because we always know what the other one is thinking we don't even have to say any thing if we are having boy problems we know beacuse we can see it in each others eyes.
mankwe
i love this poem it relates to my friendship with my friend mercy
jamie
i love your poem it was nice.
Elaine
This poem said it all for my best friend and I. We have been Friends for 35 years, and I speak to her every night even thought she lives 3000 miles away. She is my Best Friend "Marjorie"
casi
omg i loved this poem it put tears in my eyes i think im about to cry i can totaly relate to this thats why i love it so much! keep up to heaps good poem writting! you are awesome
mikayla
Awesome poem! love it ^o^
Oishee
A poem which really portrayed my friendship with my best friends. :)
alison
Just two verses in and I was starting to cry. It describes the relationship I have with my best buddy 'spot-on'.
Nivea
This poem really touches me by the words. I can not see how I can sit here and read it without crying. I just sent it to this boy I am chatting with. He seems like a real nice guy to go out with. He asked me do I like him I said yes so that is why I sent the poem to him. Please make up some more poems like these one and send it to my e-mail address.
Alok
Outstanding and full of lovely feelings .
anne
to be very sincere,this poem really touched me. When I read it ,I saw the true likeness of my best friend Mercy. I had no second thoughts and I just sent it to her immediately! congrats for your good work and please give us more.
Corine
I love this poem because it relates to me and my best friend in so many ways. A coupld of years ago I was really down and my best friend just pulled me back up and she still does. She knows when there is something wrong even though I try my best to put on a happy face. She knows when I'm upset about something and I just won't admit it and best of all she's always there to put a smile on my face. She's like my sister. So I thought that this poem was a great tribute to best friends like her.
Joyce
I like the poem cause it touches the heart with its simple words about what friendship really means. Thank you for writing such a nice poem.
Dave
nice poem :-)
aashin
i like very mucm
atikah
it's so touching.
nketti
i really love ur poem it really touched me . keep it up and continue to write more
Falza
I just want to say, this these words are enough to express me to my friend.
yessi
i luv this pome
miss
i havnt been able to cry in months, i read your poem it was the first time iv cried it reminded me so much of my best friend. thank you so so much
Erika
This poem is very heart touching keep up The good work and keeping writing this poem reminds me of my Bestest Friend Erica U I love You
brian
i love this pome it`s the best i just can`t say enough!
jamie
i thought of my best friend, whom is my mother when i read your wonderful poem. while reading, i felt the same way. you wrote everthing i feel as well. it is wonderful to know someone is out there that is able to express my same feelings with such wonderful words. thank you
tukise
This is a beautiful poem, it really touched me. it puts into word what i have been thinking and feeling . thank you vey much for this work of art.
Ashley
GREAT! I HAVE A FRIEND THAT I FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT, THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO TELL SOMEONE WHO IS CLOSE TO YOU HOW YOU FEEL, VERY INTELLIGENT.
Peggy
This hits home in many ways for what these last years have been like and losing friends because of things going on. In recent times, I have found some new ones who are true regardless of life issues and staying by my side not walking away.
connie
i loved it! i have a friend like that n i cant trust ne1 but i found trust in her. unfortunately she is leaving soon but please keep riting becuse u r so gd
Paige
this poem means so much to me i have been going threw some problems in my life but i have always had one close friend of mine there by my side every step of the way. when a tear fell down my cheech she wiped it away and stop me to be strong that i could make it threw kayla is her name
jhaxz
great!
Debbie
This poem reminds me of a dear man that I fell in love with.
jasmine
i like the pome so much!
Jennifer
Your poem really touched me cause true friends are like 4 leaf clovers hard to find&lucky to have. Keep writing. Jennifer
estee
honestly written -- of what a true friend is all about. Bravo!
Dimples
This was all I wanted to tell my friend.
bekah
This poem says things that are so true about my bestest buddy in this entire world! this is a great poem.
Dilys
Defines true friendship, listening with the heart, unconditional love.
Velicia
I loved this poem. It is the first one I have found to send to a very special friend of mine that describes exactly our relationship. It is the perfect poem. Great Job!
sara
i really enjoyed this poem beacuse it really spoke out to me. and i can relat to this type of thing with my best friend
Katie
thats exactly how i feel about my best friend. :) this poem is the best
Ana
I love your poem!
ling2!
ITS GREAT AND YOUR GrEat!your the best!you rule! . . .
Bethonie
I love this poem. it reminds me of my own realationship i am in now. and how my bf sees everything tho i try to hide it. i touched me alot.
Lourdes
As I was reading this poem I felt as if the author had written it especially for me and knew me personally. It is all I have been feeling but could not express in my own words.
nikk
I sent that poem to my best friend as an eCard. I meant every word in it. and i know that he feels the same. thank you DEawn for writing that poem. it is exactly what is going through my head every moment of every day! you are truely gifted!
aidid
I don't know what to say. It's great and I love it!Good job
crissy
this was an awesome poem. you touched my heart and made me cry. hope to read more from you soon!
jack
its really great , n touch my heart
mairead
this poem touched me! it was so emotional. !
Barbara
just love it.
erica
good poem
Laura
that is the best poem i have every read that made since to me that was wonderful
Asma
Well I like this poem very much. Sometimes I think words cannot express ours views,,,ideas and many more things but when I read this i cannot imagine . I like friendship very much and whe i read this it reminds me of my best friend which i want to u her name is HIRA ,,,my life she is very close to my heart and i want to let her from this poem how much she counts to me!
claire
dawn this poem was amazing how do u right such beautiful words? i know why its cause your uniqe thats why. Thankyou for sharing such a special gift with everyone.
tina
wow, thank you! this is exactly how i feel about my bestfriend. thank you Dawn for putting it into words, and a wonderful job at that.
Angela
My best friend and I have been friends for 16 years, were inseperable attached to the hip. This is perfect!
Shelley
I loved it so very much. It touched me in every way.
Der Juana
The poem was beautiful! It made me want to call my sister and tell her thanks for being there for me ! I really enjoyed it. Keep up the good work.
Dean
I think that this poem is great,it really gives you the true meening of the word Friendship,its a real eyeopener.
natalia
this poem was very nice and one of the best ones it tell you frineds are always there for you and always want the best
Sam
This poem is one of the best. It puts into words exactly how I feel about my best friend. Thank you!
Jasmine
The poem has a very strong meaning that shares something between you and a close friend. And I understand this poem very clearly.
Romina
Although I'm only thirteen, I felt that this poem was truly amazing! I was looking for a poem to give my mum for her Birthday and this one had the exact words that I was looking for. I know that this poem will brighten my mum's day!
Alisha
wow, this is like, psychic, this is exactly how i feel with my friend alyssa, and this was so special it touched me, and when she read it, she cried, thank you dawn for giving me something to love :)
Izzy
God brought a special angle into my life, she has become my best friend, my little sister, one of the MOST valuable people in my heart, she's right next to my two kids. Thank you for sharing this with us. I love you D-
Erika
I really liked your poem. It reminded me a lot of me and my bestfriend. That's exactly how our friendship is. I couldn't put it in words, thanks to your poem it's perfect. To my bestfriend: I LOVE YOU, MONICA! Good Job and Keep Up The Work, Dawn!
Kelly
This poem is amazeing its how I would say my Bestfriend even though my Bestfriend happens to be a guy he understands me just as well as if he were one of my girl friends and I understand him just as if I were one of his guy friends.
Becky
I don't know if I have ever read anything that better describes my best friend. Awesome poem!
Liz
I love this poem. It reminds me of my best friend. She is just like that. This poem is amazing and very lifelike. I really like it. I printed it and framed it for my best friend, Tracy.
Ashley
This is a great poem. It hits all the key points that a best friend should have. Thanks for writing it.
nigah
I read the peom keenly and i find in the peom a deep summary inside the peom i will never forget the poem
Vebby
This poem really touches my heart, it describes exactly on how I feel towards my best friend!
Anna
A poem that describes a best friend perfectly. Thanks for sharing it.
Casey
This poem was so great I had to enter it in my poetry project for english twelve. I liked it so much that I actually took the time to fill one of these things out!
Chandy
This poem is absolutly beautiful, I just had to email it to one of my friends because it reminded me of her. Your very talented.
Steve
This poem is based upon a real life situation and is one of the few poems that I have enjoyed immensely. Great job to Dawn Nissen!
eye/chicka
WOW! that made me like. cry that was SO good! good job!:)
meli
i love the poem, is one of the grestest i've ever read!.thanks for sahre it.and let me share it with my best friends.!
ashley
This poem says exactly what a freild is .i am 13 years old and i sent this to a freind i ahve only knew a few months.This poem really captured myn heart and thanks to whoever wrote.from a fan of freindship
Kelli
This poem was so perfect to how I feel about my best friend. I appreciate your ability to put those feelings into a poem. You are truelly gifted. Thank-you!
Ashlee
I WAS LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT POEM FOR MY BEST FRIEND. AND IN ORDER FOR ME TO TRULY BELIEVE A POEM IS GOOD IT MUST BRING TEARS TO MY EYES AND THATS EXACTLY WHAT YOUR POEM DID! THANX
starlene
i love your lovely poem!Its great i love it
carolyn
mane say this here poem is tha hook !-sho. well anyways about this poem it's krunk pleazeeee write some more cause i aint never heard any like this
Jessica
That was one of the best friendship poems I have ever read in my life.It helped me when I read that poem to make one of my friendships a lot closer,I just wanted to say thanks a lot.
Melissa
I loved this peom keep up the good work!
eva
Congratulations,you did an excellent job!
Debbie
This was a truly beautiful poem.
Khwaab
I Liked It Too Much And Send It To My Love
Nikki
beautiful poem, truly real and touching
Joel
It helped me for a talent show I had to do.
Cassie
I like this poem it was the best pome I have ever read keep on writing your poems they are wonderful
Melissa
This poem was amazeing. My best friend and I have a difference in age, and I know I'll never see her next year for the rest of my life, but When I read your poem I feel like I can get thro my life without my best friend, THANK YOU!
cheronica
I think that your poem was beautiful and your friend is very lucky to have someone that cares for them as much as you do.
Saadia
i like this poem from the core of my heart and send it to my dear and beloved friend whose name is RUBAB!She tell me that she also like this poem and she always love me .keep it up..
Chris
this poems amazing.it like me and my best mate to the letter.16 and a half years ive known him now.and this poem hits it dead on the head
Kelly
hey! i cam across this poem and i instantly thought of my friend! We have helped each other through heaps of things! When i tell him things i know exactly what he is going to say and when he tells me things he knows just what im going to say! so thanks cause u have made me realise that its so good to have a friend like him!
kiran
superb.Touched my heart.So happy
megan
this was a very good poem. i like it and now when i go back to it i will print it so i call my friend and tell her!
Colleen
Thank you for such a beautiful poem. I sent this to my best friend about two years ago. It was a fitting poem then and even more fitting now as we grow closer than ever.
Jenna
This poem totally relates to me and my best friend!
katie
i love this poem, it reminds me so much of my best friend. we never have to say what we are thinking, we always know what each other is going to say before we say it, and we always say the same thing at the same time about the same person. this is a wonderful poem
ashley
Dawn, this poem was the best one i've read so far.I have been looking for a poem to send to my friend which is a guy and i didnt want the poem to be to mushy because i didnt want him to get the wrong point. So i've been looking threw all of the poems on this site and yours really spoke to me and i knew it was the perfect one to give to him. It made me cry. I appriciate your poetry and incurage you to wright more
isabel
i really liked this poem because it brings back time when my best friends were here. it was beautiful! keep on writing Dawn!
Steph
I would just like to compliment you on writing such an excellent poem. I think that you really summed up what friendship is.
Joy
this is such a beauitful poem, it reminds me so much of my friendship with my best friend. Joy
SuNnI
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Elaine
Beautiful...that's the way friendship should be--like your poem.
Faith
I recently ha surgery and my childhood best friend was there for me. Your Pome tells it all!
Helen
This poem was great! Everything that was said in it was exactly how me and my bestfriend Matt are. Its him right down to the T.
Linda
Hey it's great! One of the best I have read yet!
lis
i never knew how to word exactly how i feel about my best friend andy. to the author: thank you
Debs
Dawn, Hey. That is truly a poem from the heart. I have exactly the same feelings toward one of my special friends, as you expressed so delicately in your poem. I have sent it to her, and I know that finally I have found the right words to say to her, found right within your poem. Thanks. God Bless!
pals
hi friend!u have written a beautiful poem ,full of emotions.It makes me remember of my love. I am sending it to him. keep it up!my friend.
Blossom
I was looking for a poem to put in words how much my best friend means to me and couldn't seem to find one that was just right until I read Only You.
Amber
your poem has inspired my life I finally relized how much my friend means to me. Thank you
Linda
"Only You" is a beautiful story that I can truly relate to. I'm almost 30 and i've had a friend since I was 12 that is just like the one described here. It makes all the difference in the world to have someone in your life that loves you unconditionally. Good Job Dawn!!
Sharon
In this poem you have true friendship down to a T. It's beautiful!
Ruth
your poem totally describes me and my best friend.Great poem!
Amaris
Your poem really expressed your feelings with out just coming out and saying it. i really enjoyed reading it!
Traci
I just loved this poem because it reminds me of my husband and I like it very much.
Aparna
This is a beautiful poem which makes us realise the value of true friendship and the love which the author has for his friend.
Douglas
i loved it it is exactly the same thing with my sister
max
im touched
Megan
I think this poem is amazing. It really touched me. I can identify with it you know? I have a friend who's done everything described in this poem and more. I've never been able to put into words how I feel about her and this poem does it perfectly. If the author ever reads this then I just want to tell you 'Thank you' You have a great tallent.
missy
When I read your poem, the first person I thought about was my friend Peter. Everything you wrote was like you knew him. I sent him the poem right away, knowing that he would like it.
Erica
This was the greatest poem I have ever read abot friendship. It describes my friendship with my best friend perfectly and you put it into words for me thank you for sharing this poem.
Tiff
This poem was very touching; I found it was true as well.
natalie
I sent this poem to my two best friends! Angie & Mike! They mean the world to me. They know more about me then anyone else i know! i love them.
Amber
The poem was very touching! I have a friend that knows about everything about me! That poem really says everything!
Lavenia
Such a message as this; I too am fortunate enough to have such a friend, and this lovely poem made me think of her.
smartie
That was a wonderful poem Dawn, expressing words which i am unable to say to a very close friend of mine. Thank you.
Dee
Hey I really thought this was sweet... keep it up!
Brittany
AWESOME!
Rajesh
There can not be better words to explain my feelings to my friend than this!
JOJO
Beautiful
Karen
I loved this! It was written like only a true friend would know.
Jennifer
On a scall from one to ten it is a 10000000000
Danna
Many people get scared to get too close to people because trust is a rare thing these days, but I was touched by this poem's raw truth about what all of us really need. Thank you for having the courage to submit this poem. Keep up the good work. I am going to try to get the same courage to submit my poems one day.
misty
this poem is exactly what ive been wanting to say to my best friend jason. no mattter what i told him he stuck by my side and everyday he understands me just a little better. thank-you.
Melissa
I really like your poem and it is so true!!
Miranda
This was a great poem! It really shows that there are some really great friends out there
Kerry
I loved this poem..I sent it to my best friend and he loved it. Fits our friendship perfect.
Pam
I loved this poem & I'm sending to my Sister. Keep up the good work
Barb
THIS WONDERFUL POEM WAS EVEN MORE THAN I HAD HOPED TO SAY TO MY SPECIAL FRIENDS!
april
that was a lovely poem
Sylvia
this is a wonderful poem that truly expresses the feelings of a woman straight from the depths of her sould. I enjoyed it very much. Please keep up the great work.
m.m
Realistc and sweeet!
CHERYL
I REALLY ENJOYED YOUR POEM I EMAILED IT TO MY BEST FRIEND! IT SAYS JUST HOW IT IS!
Cindy
I came upon this poem and I sent it to my friend. It just reminded me of us. I love this poem!
Cathy
this poem is wonderful and it sounds just like me and my husband is the friend that I would have to give it to. He's that kind of friend.
RAJA
This poem says everything to my friend which I can't.

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