This Poem is about a guy friend of mine by the name of Brian. We have been friends for a while, but there were some things that had gotten into the way of our friendship and I wrote this poem after we were not friends anymore.

I know now that the reason why I have missed him so much is the fact that I love him and I have feelings for him. So this is just my way of telling him that I love him more then life.

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

Can I Love You?
I gave my heart to you
I set my standards high
I laid my eyes on you,
I laughed and cried with you,
I told you my hopes and dreams,
My Love and Fears.

My tears I shed all over your shoulder.
In the end,
I came to see that you were
the only guy I could ever trust.
When I see you,
my face lights up with aspiration, and happiness.
When we talk, I can feel the load unload
with soothing words from you.

I have the feeling of love in my heart.
In my mind, I say "You don't mean a thing. "
In my words, I say "You are just a friend. "
But in the deep end of my heart,
I think of only you

When I tell you my expectations of a guy,
You tell me never to fall short of what I want.
But only one thing stands in the way -
You are a friend.

Can I still love you the way that I do?

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  • I feel
    This describes how i feel about a friend of mine. I know how hard it can be pretending that you just want to be friends. I hope that you have the courage to call him and tell him how you feel. 5 years on and im still not confident enough. Id never want to ruin the beautiful friendship that we have. but i'll always wonder what could have been. I'll always regret the decision that i've made to keep my feelings to myself.
  • Dam"Z
    it was a great poem
  • B
    I FEEL THIS POEM BECUZ I AM IN THE SAME SITUATION. ITS MORE OF WE ARE BEST FRIENDS AND LIKE EACH OTHER BUT THERE IS NEVER A RIGHT TIME. WE TRIED TO CROSS THE LINES OF FRIENDSHIP BUT THERE WERE COMPLICATIONS. I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW & HE HAS A GIRLFRIEND TOO BUT I THINK ABOUT HIM ALL THE TIME & TO MAKE IT WORST PEOPLE THINK WE GO TOGETHER! IT KILLS ME INSIDE BECUZ I HONESTLY & TRUELY LOVE HIM & I THINK WE WILL NEVER BE TOGETHER! I JUST FEEL LIKE WERE SOUL MATES & HE LOOKS AT ME A CERTAIN WAY THAT MAKES MY HEART CRY OUT FOR HIM!
  • Anna
    This poem is very butiful. I found that I could use this poem for many of my dear friends. Keep up the great work.
  • Samantha
    this poem is very touching. the writer explains everything in a few words. explaining how they feel. many ppl can relate to this poem at least i know i can.
  • Sammie
    i think this is a very good poem your a very kool person who wrote this
  • samantha
    this poems is great it reminds me alot of the guy that i love but i dont think he will ever relize it! great poem
  • tiya
    this is what i am going through right now it is like you reas my minf in everyway possible. thanks
  • EMMY
    GOOD JOB, RETINA. YOUR POEM IS LOVELY
  • Estefania
    This is a really great poem i loved it to tell you the truth i can really relate to this poem. i to like my friend but the one good thing about it all that after i told him how i feltme and him still stayed friends but its not easy at all seeing him everyday and i just wanted to say that this is a really good poem keep it up!
  • victoria
    this was a very outstanding poem . i been going threw the exact thing and now i don't know where else to go from here . cause the feelings i feel for this guy
  • michael
    this poem is very inspiring
  • Samantha
    I know this feeling and felt connected with this poem!
  • omkar
    I like this poem very much that i can not express in my words. Exactly what i am feeling about a beautiful girl in my heart is written in the poem. Infact its the heart touched poem,hope it will convey my feelings which i can not put before her.
  • Lashonda
    i love this poems and i feel were u are comin from real talk
  • STEPHANIE
    * I LUB THIS POEM *
  • meag
    love it
  • amanda
    this really relates to me i like this poem.
  • tejal
    hey this is a good poem and it help people with their relationship so keep doing your thing on writing poems.
  • Aloria
    Oh my gosh! I was reading this poem and I began to realize that it had reminded me of my ex-boyfriend. Today is the day he broke up with me last year. I see him several times in school including two classes. I always seem to wonder what would it be would have never been more than friends. this poem helped me reflect on my past relationship in actually a good way.
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