(Untitled IV)

(Dedicated to Tony Borders and Jessica Hawkins)

Before things go any further,

before the decision is made,

before you make your choice,

before your price is paid,

there's something I want you to know.

Something I want to say;

I love my friends as my family

and I love you in the same way.

Now, I know your decision isn't easy.

In fact, it may be the hardest thing you do;

but I want you to know you're not alone.

The guys and I are in this with you.

We know this will test your beliefs,

your heart, your soul, and your biggest fear.

Just remember, don't call upon us to help

because we're already here.

We all feel the same way

and we want you to understand

that no matter what you two decide

we'll always be there with a helping hand.

         - May 14/ 2002

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This is for two of my close friends as they thought about abortion. Aiden Tyler Borders was born December 2002

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This is a really sweet poem and it doesn't amaze me how much you care about your friends. I love your work and your amazing talent. I have known you almost a year and your talent always seems to amaze me. Kepp up to awsome work.