What is a Friend?

September 28, 2008 at 5:44 pm (Poetry)

A friend is a bit of heaven lent to us to make the earth a better place to live.
A friend is a mirror which reflects a true picture of ourselves, unclouded and untouched, a window through which we see the world as it is, both the good and the bad of it.
A friend has all the beauty of the most beautiful roses, yet when uncared for and neglected, slowly fades; all the strength of a towering tree, but in need also of nourishment in order to grow; all the movement of an ocean, feeding rivers and receiving the living water that pours from them.
A friend can be like a forgotten path in the woods, stumbled upon quite by accident, then followed to the most beautiful place in the world.
A friend may have the wisdom of the ages, the patience of Job, the courage of David, the leadershipof Moses, yet be human like us, just as sensitive.
A friend may share our troubles, understand something of our needs, realise our faults but forgive and overlook them, and then love us in spite of it all.

Ashley Pinto


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