Tuesday, June 06, 2006


I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.

I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.

I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out;
I love you
For putting your hand
Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things
That you can't help
Dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out
Into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find.

I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple;
Out of the works
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.

I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good,
And more than any fate
Could have done
To make me happy.
You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.
You have done it
By being yourself.
Perhaps that is what
Being a friend means,
After all.

~© Roy Croft~


Bo®nbadd said...

Perhaps ~~=) Hows Tree? I keep thinkin of hollerin yer way to see how life is treeeeeeeating you but Dun wanna be a bother ~~In any accord I hope your well =)

SmileyTD said...

I'm doin' alright, Joe. (Still kickin'....I think that's a good sign. LOL) Thank you for asking. How are YOU?? You should holler my way when you get the chance. I'd like to hear from ya'.