Did you ever know?

I lay awake and wonder
did you ever know...
did you ever know
how much I loved you
how much I admired
your moxie, even when
it was driving me crazy?

did you ever know
how much I admired
your ability to write,
to draw, your loyalty
to friends, your devotion
to animals?

did you ever know
how much I valued
your opinion, even
at those times when
inside me I was thinking
'please shut up'?

did you ever know
how much I wished I
had your innate ablility
to understand the world
around you? how much I
admired your knowlege?

did you ever know
you were my hero?

did you ever know?