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.
52 Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • carrie
    that was a awesome poem!
  • brittany
    this poem was good. i really did like it
  • 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.
  • Baely Ann
    Awesome poem. very sweet
  • Jessica
    THIS could easily be made into a song.
  • Jose
    Thanks Daisy. For describing the emotions in which we all feel.
  • Casey
    this poem was so good
  • Smriti
    It was a lovely poem and the one I could easily relate myself to.
  • Doryan Leigh
    That was an awesome poem. I loved it alot. Anyone at some point or another can really relate to a poem like that. Keep up the awesome work.
  • arica
    wow! i really liked this poem it made me smile. then agin it made me kinda blue cuz i haven't had my feelings returned by the one i love. but it was really really great keep up the good work!
  • Natalie
    This was a very good poem. I thought it to be a little funny because I tell my boyfriend all the time that I'll never love another man the way that I love him. It was beautifully wrote, Good Work!
  • stephanie
    that is one of the best poems i have ever read i know the feeling though
  • Jeffr
    This poem really fits me to a tee
  • celi
    Daisy this was a wonderful poem. I loved it! It is so sweet!
  • ely
    loved it!
  • mary
    i think it was a wonderfull poem it was the best stuff i ever read in my whole life keep it up, it was fantastic
  • Allison
    OMG! I Loved ur poem, compared to you. that is awsome. i cried when i read it. i love it. if u have any other poems, i would love to hear them
  • Heath
    I liked your poem and I think it describes how people that are truely in love feel. I still care for someone deeply and probably can ever care about another the same way.
  • Jessah
    Wow.that explained me and a guy i have loved for 3 years perfectly. now we are sorta liking each other again but not really. that totally gave it away. i will have to send that to him. thanx..
  • darcy
    it almost made we cry .its so sweet.
  • Catarina
    I just wanted to say, being a published Poet myself, that this poem was beautifully done and touched my heart in a big way. I loved it. Well Done!
  • aishu
    It is really nice poem and it was touched my heart.It is just like a my story that still I can't tell him.It reminds me a memories of my past.
  • melissa
    I really loved this poem and I hope one day I will feel for someone what u feel for this guy. I hope verything worked out ok.
  • Suelie
    I deeply feel you. I know it's hard to let go of a friend who you truly love.
  • Shaunta
    Nice poem I really enjoyed reading it. I have been in this situation before when I moved to another location.
  • Czara
    I Loved Your Poem. Im Getting Ready To Go Away To College Next Year And My Boyfriend Is Staying Here... I Understand This Poem Completely
  • Maria
    This is one of the best poems I've found on the net! It's beautiful!
  • melissa
    i was looking for a poem to give to this person i like and i think i have found it thanks this poem is beautiful
  • Jennifer
    I have like this poem alot. it has help me in my relationship.
  • clifford
    I thought that it is very true. It fits right into my life as a collge student and waiting until it is over to see my love.
  • chrissy
    this was one of the best poems i have ever read.. it touched my heart.. it was great..
  • kelli
    very good poem woild be very good country song try getting it to someone to sing it it has very good message and lots of emotion
  • kellie
    I love it. I t reminds me of the man I love. He calls me darlin and it makes me smile everytime.
  • Katrina
    When i was reading this poem my boyfriend was behind me and he read it over my shoulder and i looked at him and told him that was i how i felt about him and he started crying. This poem said everything i was trying to say but couldnt find the words to say and i thank you for it being here.
  • Elissa
    This poem is awesome it really brings out the real true feeling that I have had for a friend of mind that has gone away and I did not know it was there until he left

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