I was halfway out the back door when I heard a voice’s call,
It was you that said my name to make me feel seven feet tall.
A simple man was I that thought I had no friends to notice me,
But you took the time to make me realize that it is here where I should be.
My heart was sad after reading gutless words of the things I wrote,
Yet, when I opened my mail I saw your name with a written note.
It read,“My dear friend, please don’t leave us because we like you here,”
“And all that you write for us to read will be lost and I will surely tear.”
My eyes begin to tear after the sincereness of your words that I read,
So I walked back through the back door and told myself to be here instead.
How could I have been so blind to not notice how much you cared?
So I promise you that I will continue to write as I will take your dare.
You are so gracious, so kind, so caring and you are a friend indeed,
The one person that makes me feel so welcomed and the special one I need.
Please, forgive me for walking out the back door and know that I thank you,
Because a good friend that called my name is so precious and so few.