Janette Anderson (White Plains, New York)
Components of a Gem
Friendship is a gem and if it should land our way
We must treasure its worth -- the essence
of its delicacy.
Today we're friends, but tomorrow may unveil
Flaws we somehow missed, defects we cannot adopt
cause qualms not meant to be.
Take not for granted your friend
To censure or mold
Dedication is a capital element of
preserving will to endure.
Friendship can enhance our lives and bear the greatest abuse
But when misused and exploited fragments loosen
To know friendship in an honor as well as a harmony within
Aimed to add beauty to our lives, for the heart to cherish
Design a sanctuary inside its secret cavity.
Because without, this gem risks disintegration.
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