This poem is actually a song that I wrote. I'll be leaving my best friend behind when I go off to college, and it's going to be the hardest thing I've ever done. I hate to leave him, and this song shows the love and confusion that I feel, along with the results of unspoken heartaches left unsaid for too long a time.

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

Compared To You
When you stood in the doorway
engulfed in summer shadow
and waved goodbye to me,
I made a silent promise to the setting sun
and hoped you would hear me.

I'll never love another like I love you, Darlin'
I never make a promise I don't intend to keep.
It doesn't really matter if you don't feel like that;
Compared to you, they're only second best to me.

They followed me around, offerin' me kisses,
gold, and diamond rings.
But to each of them I said,
"Hey, Honey, I'm sorry, but I know my heart's desire. "

I'll never love another like I love you, Darlin'
I never make a promise I don't intend to keep.
It doesn't really matter if you don't feel like that;
Compared to you, they're only second best to me.

The years passed by, college came and went
and now, I'm comin' home.
I dialed your number, said a quick hello,
then sang into the phone:

I'll never love another like I love you, Darlin'
I never make a promise I don't intend to keep.
It doesn't really matter if you don't feel like that;
Compared to you, they're only second best to me.

Silence on the line, then I heard you smile,
and take a long deep breath.
You said, "Baby, I know exactly what you're thinking,
but why'd you wait all this while? "

Because I'll never love another like I love you, Baby
I never make a promise I don't intend to keep.
I'll never love another like I love you, Baby.
Compared to you, they're only second best to me.

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  • Joseph
    This is exotic intense and passionate Rewarding Satisfying and complete, Touches the soul in anticipation for an existence to continue throughout eternity Thank You for this Up-lifting memory, Respectfully Joseph Sadowski
  • xXxrachaelxXx
    this poem is so amazing. just over a year ago i fell in love. i kne wi could never love anyone else like that but we kinda just lost touch. i now have the stregnth to tell him just how much i do love him. thanks so much xx
  • immaculate
    its a beautiful poem that i found when i needed it. thank you for putting what was in my heart into words.
  • Jamie
    I love this one! Gives me hope
  • jessenia
    i like these one too.
  • CINDY
    OH MUH GOODNESS. THIS POEM WAS SO GOOD I HAD A TEAR COME DOWN MY EYE. ITS CRAZY THE WAY SOMETIMES FRIENDSHIPS TEND TO BRING CCRAZY FEELINGS OUT AND WHEN U LEAST EXPECT IT THAT OTHA PERSON MIGHT JUST FEEL THE SAME FOR U. BUT ANYWAYS AWESOME POEM
  • kenia
    this is so nice im in middle school and i write poems too and i will like to share some just with you no im just playin well i do write poems i love them and i am speechles with what you wrote this poem goes with my friend and reading it makes me realize what i can do to help her thank you so much and keep on writing great and wonderful poems.
  • tiffany
    U ARE SO COOL THE BOMB I LOVE IT LIKE A FAT KIDE LOVES CAKE
  • carrie
    that was a awesome poem!
  • brittany
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  • nikita
    I really apreciate ur effort. it was beautiful poem. i could somehow get something i was looking for.
  • Jenna
    WOW. Lately I have been thinking A LOT about my relationship with my boyfriend who is a senior (I am a junior) and how it is going to be in a year after he graduates. I love him so much and I know that he is the one, but I am scared about what is going to happen for that year we are separated. FSU is the school of choice for the both of us. So we might be in college together. I know it could work and I hope it is like your song. I love him so much but I dont know his outlook on the situation. I know he wants to be with me he says "I dont want to loose you" but he falls in love easy and I am scared. *sigh* I wish I could hear is as a song. I would sing it. *sigh*
  • gloria
    I really like this poem it almost made me cry.
  • ashley
    I dont know but this poem is so sweet when i read it and i'll thank you for this poem how sweet is it; it reminds me of how i love some one and once i will marry him
  • Kylee
    Its cute! Did you actually sing it to him?
  • keeda
    i really loved this poem and it touched every body who read it and i hope more people read this poem and get touched by it to
  • eleanor
    that was awesome. whenever i see a poem that i REALLY love and i can really relate to, that flows and just rocks, my mind turn it into a song, i know that sounds wierd. but that happened instantly with this poem and its only happened twice before, its excellent
  • Addy
    This song touched my heart, because i am in love with my best friend too, but he has a girlfriend. I just wish that our friendship will evolve and end up like this song.
  • Cyrene
    Your peom is very unique. It has a wonderful playfullness to it. It really made me smile. You have an exquisite way of writing and this poem is devine. Congrats on the perfect peom.
  • Kristi
    When I read this I was confused. but it helped hearing someone in the exact same position as I was say that everything worked out.
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