To tell you all you mean to me

Would take too many years.

I just know you’re always there for me

Through happiness and tears.


The comfort of your touch

Or a kiss on the cheek

Is sometimes just what’s needed

When my spirit might be weak.


The strength of your shoulder

To rest my weary head;

The ultimate safe haven

When all is done and said.


Showing that you love someone

Throughout the passing days

Is sometimes best accomplished

In the simplest of ways.


--Vanessa Sgroi  1996


Stories By Vanessa