A Better Friend

A Better Friend

 

Though I did play the fool and laugh

And acquiesce at every turn

Without complaint, but to your back,

Nor protest, while my ire burned, 

Though I did out of fear pretend

I could have been a better friend.

 

Where dangers loomed and faults I’d see,

With opportunity to say,

No opposition rose in me

To counsel you along the way.

Where I was fearful to offend,

I should have been a better friend.

 

Had I but loved you as I should

And braved to weather your reply

Intent on guiding where I could

Against the warnings in your eye,

Had my heart charity to spend

I would have been a better friend.

 

 

 
Janice T

 janice-t.weebly.com: Neo-Victorian Poetry

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