I have finally got round to writing it. Hope it's acceptable, considering my meagre share of poetic talent!
I heard once, how you felt about me
And I felt such a great grin,
A smile so big that it sliced my ears from my head.
I am not half the friend that some-such is,
Nor half the woman some-other is.
I am just me, and me is not good enough.
But it is good enough for you,
And good enough for Him,
And so it is good enough for me.
I can’t find the words to say what I want to say to you,
So I shan’t try.
I shan’t take on more than I can do,
For that would be foolish,
And though I am foolish,
I have no wish to advertise myself as such.
Feelings are sometimes as wordless as the joyous peace of a windy day on a cliff-top,
Alone, but one with the wind and the land and the sea,
And together with my companions –
You, and others –
So in my heart I erect a statue to our friendship –
Not a memorial, but a statue to the eternal loyalty of a friend.
And a statue to our cousinship,
A precious, precious bond.
We are united.
Though a hundred miles and an ocean separate us now,
We are joined by an unseen rainbow,
From my heart,
To your heart,
Tuning our soulstrings to the sweetest harmony.
Though I have never seen the roof over your head, the bed where you sleep, the mug from which you drink,
I know you are there, and you know I am here,
Just a tug of a string, and the harp plays, and the angels lift their voices in a round to our love.
A bond of infinity.
Neither of us is worthy,
Neither of us is perfect,
We are good enough.
And so that is good enough for me.