You and I were different From all the Other kids You and I had demons that the others never did. You and I felt feelings never hesitant to share. you had Gall to say the thing that I would never dare. You laughed at my mock confidence and saw right through my Show. You showered me with compliments that sent me all aglow. I was a writer on the brink of breaking down in tears; You wrote songs that spoke about my pain for all those years. You watched me weary eyed and tired when life would be me down. You told me "Show your bravery and get out of this town." "Follow me," you murmured "There's a peaceful world beyond, free from all insanity where we'd laugh and share and bond." "Don't be Silly!" I'd reply, dormant in a daze I never thought, I never saw, till you vanished in the haze. Your funeral was touching: A mirror of your presence Your words were read--Your songs were heard; You're memory's effervescent. So here's to you, my fallen friend I raise my glass in sorrow. Because never will I say again: "Oh, I'll tell him Tomorrow."