I wrote this for a friend. I call him friend but I do wish it was more. We find excuses to see one another or to talk to each other. I believe we both know there is more to it than that, but to say so would ruin it all. It seems such a shame that the world is so full of hurt and pain that we tend to avoid relationships altogether. We only dream of what could be if we were to find that "right" person. The fear is the enemy here. We may in fact meet this "right" person, but let them slip out of our lives without ever knowing what could have been.

This poem originally was published in Love Poems - Love and Friendship Poems

Just Friends
We enjoy each others company
but for the most part, we avoid it.
We pretend there is nothing there.
We're just friends.
Every time we meet, it's awkward at first.
We check our guard and put up the walls.
We're just friends that's all.
We call each other on the phone,
and always have a good excuse for doing so.
Do friends need an excuse?
You remind me that "We must be careful",
"We can't go there", you say.
The rules have been set,
and we live by them.

We sit and talk for hours,
two sets of blue eyes interlocked
and neither turns away.
I hang on your every word.
Your simple presence in a room,
gives my life a purpose.
Add your voice and a smile,
and I melt away.
The thought of you touching me
makes my body scream out with yearning.
But we're just friends, right?
Why do I feel it's more?
Are we in self-inflicted denial?
Our past hurts have made us so afraid,
We'd rather be lonely than to take that chance again.

I wish I could tell you how I really feel inside.
That I'd be willing to take that chance
To be more than just your friend.
I know you sense this, as I do,
but it's easier to pretend.
Saying it would make it real
and you'd run away and hide from me.

So I'll try and keep the flood gates closed
and be content that you let me be,
Just your friend.

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  • Vicky
    this poem is so true love an friendship are complexed things
  • Jerry
    This poem was amazing. it really did touch the bottom of my heart. This poem is soo true if only people knew.
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  • vickie
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  • Mike
    This sums up exactly how i feel about a dear friend
  • juleus
    this poem is awsome. i think im in the same situation with someone else
  • Berenice
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  • Lucy
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  • Samson
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  • brianne
    i think if two people are in love and dont want to date because they are afaird of geting hurt in the end i think they should give it a try because it not going to hurt to try. People have to take chances its part of life. This poem is really good
  • Andy
    Oh my, what a great poem. This is exactly the way I feel about a female friend of mine. One problem though she is attached to her BF.
  • Andy
    Great poem! I can totally relate to this. I am going thru this right now with a female friend, however she is attached. with a boyfriend.
  • Leo
    wow!Im in a situation exactly like that right now. I really love the way you use your words. but,oh my god,100 percent my situation. Nice poem.
  • Stephen
    I am going through the same situation. I have been best friends with my special someone now for 14 years and she is without a doubt the most important part of my life. I look forward to every moment I'm with her and my heart bleeds for her when were not together. The situation is how to tell her about all of this. I had an oppurtunity before when she approached me with this and I denied it then due to worry about if it didnt work. Now I hope that she feels the same way, I will use this poem to express my feelings to her that I am in love with her and would like to see it go further and if not well friends we are. Thanks
  • heather
    i loved this poem it was so touching i almost cryed!
  • Jenny
    Very nice, I love the way it describe how friends find it hard to cross the line since it might end up ruining the friendship
  • Brittany
    Oh my gosh. Wonderful poem! this is exactly how I feel about my best friend. I get those i-like-you-as-more-than-a-friend signals all the time. I just wonder what could happen if one of us actually put aside our fears and took a risk.
  • diana
    this poem just says it all in one lump sum! i loved it & i could not have found it @ a better time in my life i am going through the same exact emotions i am so glad to have read this great job!hope there is more to come from such an inspritaional writter
  • Rhonda
    This poem was wonderful it says alot i am going through the samething but has a girlfriend mabay in time they will realize how true fhe feelings are
  • katie
    i was sad ******
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