I am not frightened of your darkness
And I am not blinded by your light.
I do not fear to see the scars you bear
Or the ragged clothes you used to wear.
I will not turn away from your own fear
Because you’re terrified that I will hear
Whispers of your past upon my ears.
I will wait patiently for the someday.
You might turn to find me and may say
“I need a friend that will not run away.”
I will fulfill my promise and can say
“I am not afraid to be your friend today.”
originally written on Friday, September 2, 2011 at 2:36am