This is a poem/prose designed to read out loud or performed. As a written poem it doesn’t have the same meaning. Wanted to make that point before you read this.
“Let us all raise our glasses for a toast
To my friend Ryan
To the good times!”
No, that’s not right
Any schmuck is your friend when it’s good
A real friend gets you through the worst in life
Standing always by your side
“To all that we withstood”
No… I’ll save that for my ex-wife
How do you communicate this grateful feeling?
Of having someone you can count on
To be there at the times you desperately push away
The one that can hug even when you don’t want it
But need it the most.
“To The one who held me in the darkest hour”
I’m over thinking it.
This isn’t a wedding toast to be cataloged
And remembered for eternity
We are in a fucking bar having a good time
And I just want to make a small gesture
To show my appreciation of this common occurrence
No. That’s moronic
What the hell does cheers supposed mean anyway
Cheers – Interjection – Used as a toast or valediction.
Wow. It means exactly what you think it means
This is getting me know where
“To my friend Ryan for being their when I needed him and I hope I can always do the same.”
That’s a bit wordy
I got it
I’ll explain to Ryan what he means to me.
That I want to be there for him when he needs me
That our friendship is important
But I can’t toast him as eloquently as I would like
Every time I have the urge to raise a glass.
So in those quiet pauses during an engaging conversation
I want to simply be able to slightly raise and tip my glass
Make eye contact and say something simple that represents
All that a friendship entails
So I raise my glass to you and say.