This is a poem I wrote a while back about two friends, one is full of lost hope and despair, while the other is full of love and hope. It’s a short story/ poem about how one friend refuses to give up on her friend who is wanting everything to end. A reminder to always be there for your friends, especially during hard times.
The beginning of this poem is about a young woman following a crimson trail, a trail of blood, finding her friend at the end. She desperately tries to get him to see that he is the one with the power to change how his life is. That death is not an answer. She brings hope and light to him in a time of need, though she understands he is the only one who can change his life. The thorns represent bad memories, cutting down the thorn-filled path represents him healing from those memories even though it hurts emotionally. She sees the potential in him and shows him she will always be there when he calls.
The Crimson Trail
Following a crimson trail, she runs into him
She tried to get him to understand, it is he who must cut down the thorn-filled path
His heart is weary and grim, in his eyes she clearly sees, he wants it all to end
However, she does what she can to help heal a heart filled with wrath
She comes to him with a soft smile and hope in her eyes
She sees his pain and knows all too well about life’s misery
Wanting to heal the pain he held in deep inside
Though she understands all he’s used to is trickery
This life has been cold and unkind
She sees the struggle he constantly battles
The unsettling thoughts that cross his mind
The heart-shattering memories that keep him in shackles
She may not be the key to unlock the chains holding him down
Though she would give her own life if that would get him to see
How much people do enjoy him being around
He’s searching for answers
Ones she knows deep in her heart she can’t solely provide
He feels so unaccepted due to society’s standards
She just wishes he could see how many people he brings to life
Dark and morbid his mind may be
He’s still the truest friend she’s ever known
Which is why she constantly pleas for him to see
She shudders at the thought of having to visit a headstone
She won’t let him fall to his own demise
Just as he won’t let her fall to hers
Hopefully one day he will truly realize
She will go to hell and back over again for him and those she loves
He will never understand why her heart cries out to everyone like it does
The need to show him even in the darkness there will always be a light to help show the way
That even though life is grim, there are still hopeful days
He must be the one to cut through the barbed wire
And break through the thorns
Though it may feel like he’s dying
She knows it’s the only way to heal the pain he holds deep inside
Silently she watches unsure what to do
She just knows she won’t let him be completely through
His blue eyes held a sadness deeper than Challenger Deep
But her hope is greater than the Solan Great Wall
She will help ease his yearning for eternal sleep
She will always be there and answer when he calls
For she is his rock through it all
It’s easy to be there for someone when everything is going good. When it feels like everything is okay and everyone is fine. However, it’s during the storms in life when everything is going wrong, is when it is crucial for friends and family to be there for each other. We are all human and need support, reassurance, and guidance during certain parts of our lives.
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