THE BEST OF FRIENDSHIP
Sometimes in life it happens,
two souls become special friends.
You find someone you can truly
trust and share with,
can throughout your life depend
on to see you through life’s joys
and life’s downside, thick or thin
and you form a bond so close,
as close or closer than next of kin.
You are as comfortable in silence
as in words, laughter and fun;
sharing praise and hopes, admonishment,
two souls that seem as one.
You really know the other,
see with the other’s eyes,
see the sparkle and the gleaming,
hear the moaning and the sighs
in a bond of friendship that
between the lines can read and hear,
know and understand each other
year after year, year after year
where differences just compliment,
enhance each other’s self.
Such a friendship is rare and precious
and few such friends you’ll find,
usually no more than one or two
in a given lifetime
that form a bond that’s solid
beginning in your youth
and walking with you through old age,
a priceless friendship, true
friendship that’s unconditional
that special friend that stands by you
no matter what may happen
and you stand by them too.
They hug you when you’re suffering,
comfort when you’re feeling sad,
shout for joy and dance with you
when you’re felling glad.
They are quick to give a hand up
when life has got you down;
when other’s may desert you
this friend will always be around
even at a distance
if only just by telephone
is always there beside you
and you are not alone
as you talk for hours long distance
with no thought of the expense
because the friendship is more valuable
than time, dollars or cents.
Somehow you always work things out,
what goes around comes round;
in life there is no treasure
greater than true friendship found
and you know it, know it with no doubt.
This is a soul you can depend on
and trust your trust to keep.
True friendship is the friend who is there
in your sea of tears that makes you smile,
keeps you from drowning in your troubles
and with you walks that extra mile,
helps you turn life’s stumbling blocks
into life’s stepping stones,
is the one who takes you by the hand
so you know you are not alone,
is tuned into your feelings
without you saying anything;
the one who even in dark shadows
can somehow sunshine bring.
It is someone you can laugh with
and freely share your tears
and confide in with assurance,
without any fear
that they will deceive you,
turn their back and walk away,
even when they disagree
will still be there, will stay
the course and see you through.
I’ve known very few such people
but a couple I’ve chanced to meet
and know the joy walking together
along this two way street,
this street that’s filled with blessings,
a lifetime of memories,
hills and valleys, twist and turns,
the mountains we have climbed;
each walking our own path
yet together all the time.
It’s the giving and receiving,
treasures the heart can hold;
when you really are a true friend
it comes back ten thousand fold.
True friends never use you.
They don’t gossip or abuse
and finding one is very rare.
In life there are but a very few
such true and special friends
that remain your whole life long.
That special friendship in your life
is more priceless than all Earth’s wealth
when you know someone who actually
loves you as they love their self,
a love that is unconditional,
is there through thick and thin,
brings sunshine to your cloudy day,
that is a true friendship
always there to see you through
and you’d do the same for them.