The pain is not mine to take away.
Your tears are not mine to shed.
The sadness I cannot control,
but I will walk confidently into hell just to see you smile.
Little jokes and playful hugs,
they are all I can give you.
A warm smile and a shoulder to cry on,
this is all I can offer.
My hand touches the screen, and I wonder if anything I say reaches you.
An ocean away.
The door across the hall.
How do we measure our distance?
I feel you beside me on my best days,
and I long for you to be nearer on my worst.
Can we be friends forever?
I'll carry your burden for you if it ever gets too much.
I don't mind being your crutch if it means you'll one day walk again.
Call me your shield and your sword,
to fight whatever war you ask of me,
because I know you'll return the favour.
Whisper to me your secrets and fears,
and let me lock them away.
Sniff and cry a little more,
because I don't mind at all.
Once it's over,
and you've no more tears to shed,
I'll smile and help you wipe them away.
What is our distance, dear friend?
I don't see you,
but I know you're still here.
I can't feel the hugs,
but my arms squeeze tight anyway.
Forever is a ways away,
but can I ask to stay with you for that long?
I'm still going to be here.
My arms are open wide.
And my smile bright.
When it's been a long day,
I'll say, "Welcome home."
When you're angry,
I don't mind helping to dispose of the body.
And when you're happy...
I'll just keep being me.
I'll be right here.
Don't ever worry about looking back and seeing me gone,
because we're connected.
If I'm not there,
you can be sure I'm ahead,
grinning and waiting to greet you.
we have no distance.