Be there for someone when they need you
You never know how much they've been crying
Behind that smile..
Or how far they've come
For that last extra mile..
Listen to their silences
Hear their words, their tone
For they have nothing else left to say
Until you hear them long after they're gone..
Watch their pauses, their texts, their 'hmms'
For that might not always be their boredom talking
But a cry for help, for once, just try thinking
You might just be around a dead person walking..
Tomorrow you may not have someone to come home to
Or rant about your crappy day at work
Maybe today if you brighten that someone's day a little,
They won't have that self loathing darkness around them to lurk..
Hold them close while you still can
Make them feel like they are worth living for
Kiss their forehead and hold their hand,
Let the light in, hold open that door..
Make time for those you love
Don't wait for them to sob and come to terms with it
Sometimes , if not always, hold them close
Listen to what they want to say, that will be your bit..