I can recall a time of uncertainty

Merely a few months ago

When each day, I felt torn

Never knowing how you felt about me

But it was clear to me, even back then

How strong my feelings for you were

I wanted to tell you how I felt

Oh, how I wanted to tell you, and yet

The courage never could be found

Within myself, and so there remained

The words that I wanted to say to you

And the feelings that I wanted to share

Months had passed with our flirtations

It seemed at times that I only lived for you

For your smile, your laugh, your hugs

You had found your place in my life

And had made your mark on my heart

To the rest of the world, we were just friends

You didn't want a relationship

And I didn't want to risk what we already had