My friend

I used to hate him, that lunk of lead

My friend

I used to hate him
That lunk of lead
Who couldn't even hit
a ball with his head
Who couldn't run
And couldn't throw
Who couldn't understand his peers at all

They didn't like him
So why should I?
And all he ever did was cry

We were bitter enemies
He and I
He'd always mess my plans up
I'd always treat him harsh

Until one day

I looked him in the eye

He looked back at me and said
Why do you hate me so?
I said, I do not know

Step by step
I learned to let
Him off a little for this or that

He still can't throw
And I'm sometimes harsh
But now I look in the mirror and say

I love you my friend, please never go