To Reach Such A Depth (The Helpless Friend)

And unto his friend said he:

I have fallen into the abyss
Why seek to save me dear friend
Time I’ve found to be precious
so what hour have you to give


Today, you have been sympathetic
This week, intensely encouraging
The month, willing, but in you fatigue has come
The year’s end is here, and you have gone”


Hopeless! you proclaim is me
Irate, to me you’ve shown to be
speaks now of all the time you have wasted
even regretting giving it to me



Let your anger subside dear friend
For to you I am truly obliged
but to help any out such a depth
in which they have fallen,
you must also be willing to fall inside