I miss you but also,
I missed that name,
Its a name of a friend dear to me.

i

what is in a name
that, makes you smile

a name

just seeing it

a name

just hearing it

a name, that means more
a name
that gives warmth
a name
that gives love
a name
what is in a name
that it means more

i

why do we hide behind the shadow of a name,
because we seek the light,
but in the shadow we find the comfort of 'unknown'
because we seek the truth,
but in the shadow we find the silence of 'unknown'

i

I learned to like that name, a name
I learned to love that name, a person

i

we wish to be acknowledged, behind a name
we seek to be found, behind a name
we look behind the shadow, behind a name
we clamor for something, behind a name

i

behind a name
it is us
behind a name
it is not us
behind a name
it is part of us
behind a name
it is the shadow
behind a name

i

you inspire me to compose

you inspire me to write

you, behind that name

you, a dear friend of mine

i

Composed July 19, 2011