About the Poem
This poem tells about a very hard time in my life. I had gotten into a fight with a good guy friend, and his best friend helped me get through some of it. Then we, too, got into an argument. I didn't realize how much they both had meant to me until it was too late. One of them did realize what he had done to me and we are now good friends once again. The other and I barely talk. I'm letting the good one, who realized what he had done, know how much I really do care for him.
How Much I Care
|by Natalie Stuart|
|You may not know how much I care for you,
Yet we are the best of friends.
We haven't known each other very long,
Mainly only in band.
When I got into a fight
With your best friend,
You listened to my problems
And to all that I said.
You did not understand why I fell in love with him,
Or why we were no longer friends;
Yet you went through it all,
Good and bad.
Then we got into a fight
And it nearly broke my heart.
I cried all night,
And could not believe that we did part.
You fell in love with one of my friends,
Just like I fell in love with him;
And when she did not love you back,
you finally realized what I had meant.
You said you realized what you had done;
With him not speaking to me,
Just like her not speaking to you,
We are on the same level, me and you.
He is still stubborn
And she bull-headed.
They don't know that forgiveness and understanding
Is the best anyone can give.
Now that we talk again
We've learned so much about each other,
That we would rather die
Than be without each other.
Now you know how much I care
And how much you mean to me.
I hope we never fight again,
Or for at least a long time, anyway.