Congratulations on taking a step,
Closer to the day when you will be wed,
When you can finally release the need,
To be a person who someone else will seek.
And congratulations on not being me,
The friend who you always invite to join,
But is not the one you expect to be conjoined,
At the hip with someone on who I am dependant,
Always being viewed as someone who is independant.
Congratulations on having what I don’t,
In someone who is willing to cope,
With your flaws and the pressures of laws,
That join you together under the cause,
To support each other through it all.
Congratulations on seeking conformity,
To the desires that we all naturally seek,
To not be alone in this pursuit,
Of a life that we are each growing into.
And congratulations on being used to,
Having the support to get you through,
Each new moment in life which can confuse,
The thoughts and dreams to which we each allude.
Congratulations on finding someone,
Who will not prove to run,
Away from your troubles and need for support,
Someone who will promise to be your life long cohort.
And congratulations on being you,
Someone who I can look up to,
For being brave enough to pursue,
Something that is so honest and true.
Since I am not certain that I can speak so plainly,
Expressing that I might have the need,
To have someone there to support me.
So congratulations on being brave,
And not allowing yourself to feel depraved,
Since you followed the path that was expected,
While I am left feeling dejected,
Since I am not on the same path as you,
And yet this is something that I want to support you through,
But I am not sure what to do.
Congratulations on committing to this mistake,
In believing that there is more at stake,
If you were to go through life alone,
Without having someone who could have shown,
You an easier way to live,
When you have someone who is willing to give,
Everything they have to make this commitment to you,
Believing that it is all worth what you have each gone through.
Congratulations on being less of a cynic,
Than I can ever believe in,
Since I still doubt that true love exists,
And that life can have a sense of bliss,
When a lifelong promise is sealed with a kiss.
Congratulations on taking another step,
Closer to something that I would regret,
Since I can’t conceive that kind of life in my head,
When I am comfortably alone in my own bed.
Congratulations on not being me,
Alone with these thoughts of foreign possibilities,
Waiting for someone to finally see,
Some kind of lifelong value in me.