I see your smile I know your mind No words need be said I understand. Focused on each other We listen and we care Laughter ripples like water Together, we are. Others are here, yes, And we value them, yes, But a special bond remains, A line between us two. Each friendship is special Each is unique And so is ours We know. And then time begins to roll and rear it’s ugly head Change begins Now a little less than before. Slowly, surely, Not knowing why Faster, stronger, without care Our world shifts and shimmers and splits. Shattered shards cascade down Spurred by angry, lashing words Contorted faces, stone deaf ears Outside the whirlwind, We die inside. The scars run deep Jagged clefts in our souls We have succeeded in hurting And hurt ourselves. So you move on And I remain We keep on living Turn our faces apart. Now I glance across At you from outside Shaded eyes dry with tears New friends, new life. Laughter, smiling (clenched teeth) The flippant toss of the head The enclosure surrounds you I cannot come near. From behind my glass window I know more than those within I see the hurt in your eyes I know the pain in your smile I have been there before - I love you Why do you pretend? I hate to see your pain And I cry inside Tears deep within my soul I cannot help you anymore. What we had once We can never have again. The scars run deep, But I still care. You were my friend.