Friendship isn't always simple, if really care for somene being atrue friend can be challenging and even painful
In so many ways we think alike
Our ambitions in life seem the same
Yet it’s a different target we need to strike
In order to each win our game.
And as we swim along freely together
I sometimes feel you pulling me down
The guilt you radiate makes me wonder whether
If we stay side by side, we’ll both drown.
Where I to swim ahead at my own pace
Would you consider my actions unfair
Would you tackle the challenge, not thinking it a race
Or is the ambition in you not really there.
Were I to float away in a new direction
Would you follow me like a child newly blind
Content to think that behind me you’d have protection
From the weakness inside you have yet to find.
Though as a friend I would not let you sink
You cannot keep expecting me to hold you afloat
Yet your immaturity seems to let you think
That in life’s ocean, I am your personal boat.
So with the hope you’ll learn to swim alone
Sadly, my friend I must leave you,
To explore all the new waters I can
For it would serve neither of us any purpose
To be the Drowning Man.