My Pal | The Lamp Post | Spring 2020 - Montreat College

My Pal

By: Jeremiah Bryan

Would you believe me
If I told you that you
Make my day?
I wish to ration compassion so that I may say:

My friend, my pal,
Thank you for being there.
You are more courageous than I.
The thought of losing you beckons me to cry.

Your friendship makes me long to
Be a friend to others,
To do my deeds without a price, to those
I don’t know, and to all my sisters and brothers.

Before I go away
And disappear into the night,
I beg you to hear these words,
So I may be rid of my plight:

My friend, my pal,
Thank you for being there.
You are more courageous than I.
The thought of losing you beckons me to cry.

But somewhere in the night,
You came to me with love in your eyes.
Your response to me flared bright red,
As you fashioned compassion and said,

My friend, yes, my pal,
You’re welcome a thousand times over.
You say that I have courage? Then yours is times two,
But mine grows exponentially by my love for you.

That night, I slept most peacefully.
You’re comforting and you’re wonderful to see.
Thank you for mending these broken shards.
I wish you grace, and sincerely, warm regards.

Spring 2020 Issue