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Ramdas Bhandarkar

(Madikeri)

Give A Try... O Friend!


Friendship, a journey together in common dream
in a small boat, start on small stream
through variable flow of time, obsession, passion
Place and space to reach boundless ocean.

For a friend in heart's space
nothing can but death
may time separate hands
joined once, but not souls.

Difficult is life itself
difficulty is in mind
and in the words
but not in loving minds.

Trying is worth, looking forth
that friendship worth, not like froth
knowing limits, weaknesses
better than imitations, beyond limitations!

Submitted: Sunday, July 28, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 29, 2013

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“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen

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  • Kelvin Owusu (7/29/2013 6:14:00 AM)

    this is really understood and hit to the point of what friendship is or should be an excellent write and topic keep up the great write (Report) Reply

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