Your first day in school,
I stood beside the little you,
And you brushed me away,
Oh! how I loved you then!

When you looked into her eyes,
Weaving words dripped with love,
I was within you,
goading you to ignore me.

When you sat at that interview,
I muted myself for you,
So that you could grab the first rung,
Of that fabled ladder.

At meetings, on stages, 
in sport matches,
In love and in life,
as you quieted me down
We both won, each time.

For I was on your side,
As I always have been.