It Makes Me Want to be Better — A Free Verse


It makes me want to be better.

The way you care for others.
You take time for others and listen to their problems.
You let them speak and give your peace.
You listen and sometimes just a shoulder to cry on.
It makes me want to be more considerate.
The way you stand up for yourself.
You make yourself a priority in the right situations.
You know what is best for yourself and stick with it.
You pursue what you want to do and don’t let others influence your passions.
It makes me want to love myself that much.
The way I can be myself around you.
I’ve never met someone I can relate to so well with.
I’m able to have no filter and goof off with you.
You’re someone who will accept people for who they are.
You’re so understanding and patient with those you love.
It makes me want to be more tolerant and sympathetic.
I still remember how I met you.
Sitting on opposite ends of the table, you complimented my work and I returned this praise.
It’s a memory I cherish and I look back on frequently.
You have grown so much since than.
And I’m glad you let me be your friend.
I can’t wait to see what you do with your life. Whatever you choose to do, it will be amazing.
You have been one of best friends and you have inspired me to be a better person.