Treasure Island

Akhtar Jawad

(8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

A Friend


Friendship is an amazing relationship,
I don't know how others understand,
I don't know how others withstand,
It is something hidden and locked by a zip.

By the passage of time,
A friend is gradually exposed,
Constituents are often decomposed,
Keeping the relations becomes a crime.

If the common interest,
Is very much alike,
And if the same thing, both dislike,
The friend is nearer than nearest.

I never found dearer than dearest,
Wish you good luck and all the best.

Friendship needs trust and sighting,
Often a friend like a comedian of Hollywood,
Says or writes some thing not very good
Ask him to explain his saying or writing.

Before changing your attitude or the behavior,
You should inform your friend about his lacks,
Don't make his heart a wall of cracks,
You shouldn't be destroyer, act like a savior.

I didn't find a savior in my life,
Except one, my lovely wife!

Submitted: Thursday, June 05, 2014
Edited: Thursday, June 05, 2014

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  • Roseann Shawiak (9/18/2014 11:11:00 PM)

    What a great tribute to your wife, Akhtar! Friendship is fulfilling especially when it culminates in marriage. Being best friends for life makes for the best of marriages. Truthfulness in friendship is the essential ingredient, it creates a lasting trust between two people. I can only imagine the beauty of your relationship with your wife. A wonderful expression you have given to your wife of an everlasting love. Thank you for sharing this one also. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Paul Sebastian (8/20/2014 1:55:00 AM)

    A great write! Friendship is not easy, only survived by those who know how to value and treasure friendship.
    A wife is a great friend to have.

    I didn't find a savior in my life,
    Except one, my lovely wife! (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (7/9/2014 5:43:00 AM)

    A fabulous write on friend and friendships. Very true said in each lines, true friends can do a lot, especially if one is blessed with. Beautiful poem. Loved reading each lines. (Report) Reply

  • Ruma Chaudhuri (6/16/2014 10:17:00 AM)

    Your poem is so true that it brings tears. Words are not coming and throat has choked.
    However, nice poem (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (6/8/2014 2:07:00 PM)

    A poem in fabulous rhyme scheme wow! Friends whether life partner or bro friend are as yor poem tells.
    Pls do coment my latest poem too. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (6/6/2014 8:20:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. Happy and content you and your friend can be very proud of each other. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (6/6/2014 8:04:00 AM)

    Yes, a good friend is a xaviour, the one who corrects and builds...One on whom we can rely in times of difficulty and trials ... A great write on Freinds and Friendship! (Report) Reply

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