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It's hard to describe, in just a few paragraphs, a friendship that grew over the course of two years from simple acquaintances to best friends. In spite of our differences, and they were many, we became almost inseparable. Rarely a day went by, and never a week, without spending intensive amounts of time together. Doing things that best friends do.

Angela lived with Charlie during much of that first two years, and I had been seeing Susan exclusively for over three years. No one understood our strange friendship, least of all us. But they accepted, because we gave them no choice. Angela and I were, well, Angela and I. We vowed to never let mere love come between our friendship with each other.

Imagine my horror when I realized I was, slowly and inexorably, falling in love with Angela. That was four years ago. And I think I knew, even then, that though the love each of us felt for others could never hurt us, the love we were finding for each other could only destroy something precious in our friendship.

Words Are Not Enough

The words "I miss you" can not display
The depths of how I care.

The words "I want you" do not betray
The extent of what I dare.

The words "I need you" can not convey
The extent of my prayer.

The words "I love you" do not portray
The heights of my err.
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37 Visitor Comments

this is how i feel most of the
this is beautiful. i love shorter poems where things are said beautifully and simple. thank you
i appreciate the words there could b nothing more perfect used in such a way wen we want to let our beloved know how much we love n run short of expressions . words really mean how much important these words are i got to kinow through this small poem.
I like this poem a lot! Every guy should read it i think because it goes to show guys, that you can't always express your feelings in words~!~
BEAUTIFUL. A beautiful way to express how someone means, but words can not explain. I can relate.
so simple but so right
This poem is really a touching poem. I had to face a similar kind of situation in which my friend proposed,i replied "dont wait for me". Later on,i said "i accept" but he refused it
this is a wonderful poem, it describes so many lives.
I like this poem so much becaue it really say's what i mean when i say i like someone so much . word's cannot say! it's really nice
its as if you are speaking directly about the way my best (guy) friend makes me feel. my jaw dropped in several instances, the emotion put into this poem is breathtaking, i would love to read more! thanks for sharing your talent!
hey this is a great poem it reminds me of me and my boyfriend Ronnie but all the things listed in the poem he doesn;t know how to understand them.
this poem expresses a hint in life that some people just don't get. When we fall in love with some one we love as a friend, its hard to say I love you, In that way. its hard to describe how we feel. because we do not want to mess things up. so you have to keep them to your self. But some times, you know you were ment to be, and you have to try. but you can't, because you know things will never be the same, I've made that mistake way to many times. but i'm not the kind of person who will keep my love to my self. because if we never tell someone we love them, we will never know how they feel about us. And some times, it works out for the best, and some times it doens't. this poem expresses it all. and i can really relate to that.
I love everything about this poem, even the title. Words are NEVER enough!
i love your poem and its was almost what i wrote but bifferent keep up the good work
Thanks alot. this poem helped me when I was away for my girlfriend.. It really helped. Keep up the good work
This is so true. Me and my "friend" know each other for 2years now. I had a boyfriend and he had a girlfriend. But we had to see each other every single day. Our friendship has grown, and I think we know we love each other.
A W E S O M E ! ! !
This poem really decribes how i feel about this one GUY i have fallen for but he dont know that i like him more than a friend.. sooner or later he will find out that i like him more than a friend . Good POEM!
Amazing!! How can such a short poem speak so much depth? I thought it was impossible until I read this poem. This is really one for those that have lost someone they love very much.
Your poem was so beautiful, but still not too long. It was short and beautiful.
it's a nice poem.. short and precise.. hits right through the heart
What more can be said???
I have read a lot of poems, trying to look for a simple way of portraying so much inner meaning. I believe that by reading this, I have found an answer...
I loved reading this poem and the explanation that goes with it because it lets me know that I'm not alone in my situation and confusion. It all sounds very familiar to me...
I think you are damn right
Ron Carnell, You wrote this poem very well. Whoever you wrote it to must feel very special. You have a talent, don't let it go to waste!
someone once said that words can never do emotions justice but poetry was the closest thing to it. This poem proves that point, sometimes saying what words can't do to portray feelings displays them in the best way.
Though its short, it touches me, espicialy a men of action and a men of few words .Every single word means a thousands paragraphs.
I once read that "meaning" is what is between the words. This poem is packed with meaning. I love it.
As I read this poem.... I really started to feel the words. I have read other poems by this author and I see and admire the gift that he shares. Keep doing your thing Ron.
This poem is wonderful and describes just how I feel about my best guy friend. Although he is in a relationship and tells all of his girlfriends up front about the relationship we have, I feel that I am slowly loosing him.
This poem inspired me so much that I enlaged and printed it so that everytime I wake up, I can look up and read it. To understand this stupid act you would have to know that the only guy that I ever loved moved away just before Christmas and I wish that I could tell him all these things but he won't know how sincere I am because he's not here!
I loved this wonderful poem and sent it to my friend.
wonderful flow of words!
Ron, you have such a gift of words. PLease dont ever stop writting.
This poem is amazing. I've often thought exactly what you've put down on paper but have been unable to word it the way you have. It's a terrible feeling to have, that loving someone so much can be a bad thing. I totally understand.

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