FOR MY BEST FRIEND, BRANDON
by Leah Palcher, age 14
I look in the mirror and see your reflection.
In your smile shines my glowing affection.
Through all my trials and tears
You've brought me joy and endless cheers.
Reminded of you by each star in the sky,
I want to remain here by your side.
Quietly listen to my heartbreaking stories,
Celebrate my triumphant glories.
From when I wake up with the first crack of dawn
My love for you grows on and on.
Only with you I feel I belong,
Depend on you when I need to be strong.
I'm so lucky to have a friend like you,
Always honest and always true.
Without you, how could I survive?
Never complete, never alive.
Nor would I want to be, as you can see,
Because without you, I'm just not me.