A Friend Who Failed

Written by: Amy Green

Under sun's warm breath and winter's frozen moon
To the river's fast current and society's torment
I promised to enshrine you in my cocoon-
Save you when all others' did circumvent.

They saw you exhausting and jaded
A mind turned mad- full of tragic despair
I knew you as exuberant and unweighted
Full of life, love and amiable  flair

I loved you- serving was no favor 
I sought to be your crusading savior-

Dear friend- you were so frail
Tried though, laboriously, 
fate had another plan -
In the end, my friend, you- I failed.

For the Nailed or Failed contest by Black Eyed Susan