Treasure Island

Pradeep Dhavakumar

(August 27th,1979 / India)

For A Good Friend


To travel with a friend is to travel on a cruise ship,
For there will be laughter, music, dance and wine;
Yet you still secretly check for life jackets and rafts,
And only sleep safe when your swimming is fine.

To travel with a true friend is to travel in a wooden boat,
With just a limbless you, him, against the mighty tides;
Yet your eyes will close, knowing there can happen only two:
His hands will save you, or with you in him he would, fly...

* Dedicated to C.K.Senthil

Submitted: Sunday, January 04, 2009
Edited: Sunday, January 04, 2009

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