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It started as a quick extra credit assignment from my school, but for some reason, I couldn't forget about it after I handed it in. And so I edited and added more stuff on it to express my thoughts whenever I see that special one who's so close to my heart; in hopes that some of you can sympathize.

I don't know if my poem really conforms to one specific category or genre... I feel it can be a sad poem, but really, it's about the ambiguousness between love and friendship.

What should I do?

For you,
I would gladly walk a mile,
if that would give me a chance
to see you smile.

I'd call you my friend,
but that's a lie.
You mean more to me,
but I can't explain why.

For you are more precious to me
than all of the world's gold,
but I can't tell you that,
how can I be that bold?

If I spoke what's on my mind,
would you accept me?
Because without you,
I don't know where I'd be.

You seem to be calm,
while I feel absolutely lost.
I would like to be so bold,
but what would its failure cost?

Am I the only one faced with this choice?
Be daring and risk losing you as a friend too?
I can't risk that; I'd rather have that then lose everything.
What should I do?
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78 Visitor Comments

Mary
I love it. I am in this exact position right now. I have strong feelings for a friend and I am always thinking "what should I do?" Do I tell him or not?
Rhonda
This poem reminds me of a guy friend/co-worker that I have, that I email all of the time. He is so much fun, I really adore him. He is married and so am I, but I have alot of feelings for him and it hurts that I'll never be able to show him or tell him how much he means to me.
Kerri
This poem is how i feel right now because i am going through alot right now and i am in love with this person and i am so scared that i am never going to have that chance to be with that person and this person knows how i feel and that is not going to change and no one is going to ever find out and everything. I fallin in love with this person and this person means alot to me.
Gina
I am so in love with one of my friends and am in such denial, but once I read this poem, I knew that I have to give it to him. I just hope that he shares the same feelings that are in this poem. It was like the author of it went into my mind and just made all of the confusion into sence. Thumbs up most definately!
Cherissa
This poem is great! This poem gives a sense of what i feel aswell, if only i could tell my lover this? Impossible for me. This poem am sure comes from the heart because i feel what you feel
Rob
i've read through a lot of poems here tonight, but this is the exact match of my feelings for my friend carrie. this poem is perfect.
raindrop
wonderful i wonder, what I shall do too ;/
Ryan
Good One. Fell for my friend when I was really in despair. When there is no help for me, when my heart was broken into pieces and she was there. But now what should I do?
Storme
This really hit me because it's soooo true to a situation I was going through recently but in the end I just bit the bullet & went for it & it turned out he felt the exact same way!
William
It realize touch me by the fact that that's what I been experiencing. Nice poem, very touchy
matt
Great poem i related to it in my own experience when i fell in love with my friend and i cant stop thinking about her
jessica
this poem is what im dealing with right now! i might write it and give it to the person i feel this way about! Its great!
lisa
A beautiful, expressive poem. you brought words to life that evoke a situation I know all too well. It's exactly what I would say to a certain man in my life that I love very much but feel too distant to say anything to. He never lets me get quite close enough, yet my feelings for him will never go away.
Jim
"What should I do?" best summarises my own predicament. Friends for over a year, strange feelings developed over the period unknowingly, but. "What should I do?"
Willlow
I love your poem. It's very touching, and is alot how I feel about someone.
Daisy
heyooooooo, i love this poem. it describes exactly wot im feeeeeeeelin at the momen. t my situations exactly like the ova daisy. cept im a guy. i'd do nefing just to seeeeeeee that special person happy even tho i know that i will be sad doing so. lol i cant beleive im even doing this! :)
Sarah
Hey, I am really in luv w/ one of my best guy friends but. he has been dating my otha best friend for 9 months. She has looked at another guy, kissed a diff. one, and made-out w/ one. I don kno wat to do, Whose side should i go to?? I think they will break up when the guy she has last made out w/ comes home. i don wanna hurt the guy involved cuz he is so madly in luv w/ her. all i can do is cry and think y did she get someone she doesn't deserve. I wish he didn't luv her so much. it would be so much easier then. Or would it. ?
lawrence
When i read this piece i felt a strong sence of emotion from the author. great job
Lauren
That was such an amazing poem! I guess most of can relate to that in some way or another, I know I can.
Marty
Very truthful, beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with the world.
JAMARIA
I LIKE IT MAKE ME THINK OF THE THING THAT I WANT TO SAY BUT I DONT KNOW HOW
Emily
Very truthful poem. Beautiful.
Mindy
I love this poem! I have a friend named Josh that I would love to tell him what I feel about him. That poems pretty much describes how I feel. It was so funny because it hit the nail on the head pretty much. I am glad to know that there are more people out there who have the same trouble when it comes to best friends becoming more than friends. Thank you!
rosa
THE ONLY WAY TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION (AS I HAVE LEARNT) IS TO ASK URSELF IF U CAN CONTINUE TO PRETEND TO BE HIS BEST FRIEND AND GO ON WITH UR LIFE IF HE'D CHOOSE SOMEONE ELSE OVER YOU.
sherry
that it was a very nice an well told poem. (tear-jerking)short but sweet!
Keri
Hey,i really like this poem it relates to me alot i like to write poems i am a very emotinal person and i love to just get my feelings out on paper so evan if it was a school assignment so it was great
Kishy
This is the tough decision that I have to make right now, but I don't know what to do. The guy that I like is going off to school and I'm scared that I could lose this special someone to someone-else by not telling him how I feel. In my case, I risk losing a friend and a boyfriend so I know where you're coming from! (What do I do?)
Bryan
This is a studly poem. I recently fell for my best friend and this says exactly how I feel. Its a really great poem!
milsa
this poem touched me deeply i hAVe fallen for this guy who has been my friend for 5 years and i hope this time love is true
Daisy
i can really relate to your poem. i know how hard it is to express your feelings toward a friend. that's how i am. my best friend (a guy). is also the one that my heart secretly calls for. i help him out with things. problems with girls. just to see him happy. it hurts. a lot. i don't know how to say it. i don't want to ruin the friendship. i don't want to lose him. ='(
rose
i like this poem, it's so very true.
Jayne
This is just how I'm feeling now. I wish he can see this poem and know how I feel towards him. Anyway, Great poem! Keep up the good work! :)
anu
its a beautiful poem. very well versed and rhymed, it speaks volumes on the feelings of a heart in love.
Jessenia
i love ur pome!i have a friend who i am in love with. i love him so much that i will do anything with in my power just to see him happy.i have told him how i felt about him and he said we just can be friends.He use to be my boyfrind not to long ago, but then i did something wrog.We are friends and lovers but iwant more then just being friend and lover.
rick
I Am trying to see one of my friends and this just seemed to be the perfect poem to convey how I feel about her..you know, what do i do?
viri
Girl you really made me cry and you know why? because I know exactly what you are feeling and I don't know if you made a decision but all I can tell you is that I did it without even thinking about it and he was my best friend, we've known each other since 3rd grade now we are seniors just imagine and girl! that was one of my biggest mistake, it only lasted 5 months and he doesn't talk to me anymore...this made me realize that friends are more valuable than a partner so think about it k- but for now keep it up and byt the way I loved your poem.I wish i could write like this.
silly
gosh this poem touches me. I really liked the meaning.
Deidre
this poem. It totally expresses the feelings I have for someone but I just can't build up the courage to tell that person how I feel. It is a really beautiful and expressive poem.
Christine
You know what? You have just put words to the feelings I have for a special friend. When I had read the poem I noticed a tear on my cheek...it was so touching.
kirk
this is good. describes some of my own feelings.
Shannon
This poem was exactly how I felt about my friend.I thought i'd be lost w/out him and i was right b/c i chose to tell him my feeling and now we dont talk at all and for the past 3 months the only words that cross my minds are "what if i never told him" everything would be alright..stick w/ the friendship its worth it in the long run!
Jessica
I really liked your poem. It describes what I am feeling right now about my best friend
JWa
Wow, after reading your poem i had to sit back and think. After a few mins, a tear actually came to my eye for i realized that I am in that same situation. I believe that friends are very important, but i also believe that falling in love with one of ur good friends is the best thing that can happen to somebody...That is why i am in this situation as well. Great poem, it really touches the heart..
Adriana
this poem really made me think. i looked through almost all the poems on this page and this one was by far my favorite because this is the way that i feel about one special person. although this is how i feel and its all right there ready for me to send it, i can't. but thanks anyways for writing such a great poem
Hockey
Very true
Lee
BINGO !!! This's really a great one..... Thanks a lot & I will know what to do next... :)
Georgia
I understand what you mean.Because I to have one of these friends.
Ann
This is a very sweet poem and I can completely relate to what it says.
jessa
this poem really touched home.
alvz:k84evr
i can relate to the poem, that's why he's got my vote! kudos! nice poem!
durenda
i really enjoyed this poem. there is something about it that i really click with. i love how you write your words with such depth and meaning. i hope to read more by you someday
jasmine
your poem is great!i read it and decided not to cross the line between one of my friends because his friendship means so much to me! thanks heaps love jasmine
Pat
This poem has given me something I thought I had lost. Hope
renee
Excellent!
Michelle
It really tell how it feels to face the dilema of losing a friend if to express the love or to force the feeling back.
Diane
I can relate & sympathize with you. We can only be friends but I wish it could be more. He is the most special man I've ever met! Good luck to you.
Annie
I know how you feel. Your poem vividly expresses every single thought that i have to go through.
stevie
this poem was great. i always new friends were important but this poem made me relize that friendship is something to charish forever and try to compermize and agree not fight arguge and fight hen next week make up. this was a inspiring poem thsnkyou so much
cathy
Very good poem.The author wrote my thoughts.
Will
This poem totally described my situation how i feel for another person.we're good friends, but i like her a lot, i don't know how she feels about me, and i dont want to risk our friendship by me telling her how i feel.this poem is pure and very teliing of love and friendship.
Trinity
This poem is really touching. I think people need to realize that love is always meant to be pursued in a close friendship. Sometimes, it's just meant to be FRIENDS
adk
this poem captures the delima i am currebtly facing and is a real help
Shawn
The poem says alot of things that readers like myself might feel about a special friend. Your poem summarize a few things that I could not understand about the feeling that my friend was sharing.
cristina
This poem is so awesome. I'm as we speek going through this question right now? I still have no clue if love is more important than losing a friend.
Tommy
I have only ever tried writing poems about love and friendship a couple of times and it was to a special lady that I met last summer. Since then I have struggled to come to terms with the way it ended and so have never put pen to paper since. But recently I have found someone else and I have moved on. The progression from friendship to something more has proved to be a little rocky, but I thought if there was one thing I could do to try and make it up to her it would be poetry. This one that I found sums up our whole relationship perfectly and the things that go on in my mind when I'm not with herand I hope that we can work things out. Keep up the good work.
cecilia
i can't not go on when i finally move to this one--tears make everything obscure.you are not the only one who wonders what to do, and now i know im not the only one.there is no grand word needed here, just the true feelings can do all...
Dorthann
Powerful poem--moved me to tears
autumn
this poem was awesome. it pin-pointed exactly how i feel about this guy. i couldn't have put it better myself.
Amanda
I thought that it was great! It was exactly what I was looking for to send to my friend!!
Krystle
You poem expressed exactly how I feel about my best friend. I am confused about what to do about him. I loved your poem!
TAF
This piece captures the exact dilemma that I am currently facing; to be in love with your best friend and not be able to voice your feelings for fear of ruining what you already have together, and to risk alienating the one person who makes you feel like all is right with the world is absolute torture. Thank you for this poem -- I couldn't have said it better myself!
Joanna
You have helped me make the most important decisionof my life. Thank you!
Delores
This poem reminds me of my boyfriend(who I love with all my heart).
Eric
I feel the same way thats why you got my vote. When you find the answer E-mail me - excellent poem.
Sarah
This poem made me realize how important friends are.I never really stoped to think how important friends are.Thank you.
Caroline
This is great! I know exactly how you feel, I love my best friend with all my heart but i dont want to risk losing him as a friend by telling him. keep writing!
Jenny
this is such a cool poem, sad but inspiring.
Cory
I loved it, it was exactly what I wanted to say, without saying it.thanks

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