poet Akhtar Jawad

Akhtar Jawad

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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!

Topic(s) of this poem: friend

Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Poem Edited: Thursday, June 5, 2014

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Fundamentals of Friendship

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  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (1/9/2020 12:38:00 AM)

    Before changing your attitude or the behavior,
    You should inform your friend about his lacks.......well said! A wonderful poem! Loved reading it......10

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  • Luz HanaiiLuz Hanaii (12/5/2019 10:02:00 AM)

    So true, time tells who are your true friends, but a good wife or husband will always support you.

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (12/4/2019 8:35:00 PM)

    Yes, sir your only trustworthy and reliable friend on this earth is your wife...the best partner...life partner! My great pleasure reading this truthful and honest work time and again!

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  • Mamunur Rahman KayesMamunur Rahman Kayes (11/14/2019 12:48:00 AM)

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

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  • Anjandev Roy (11/12/2019 11:38:00 AM)

    trust and sighting.wonderful poem.Thank u.anjandev Roy.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (6/25/2019 11:32:00 AM)

    Simply amazing and one of a kind poem.
    Beautiful thoughts from a great Poet.
    Nice to read it again....

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran NairParameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (1/5/2019 8:00:00 AM)

    The friend is nearer than nearest.Don't make his heart a wall of cracks. Wife is a friend, a friend other than wife is a close friend. We must not hurt a friend. Thank you poet....10

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (12/24/2018 3:04:00 AM)

    Furthermore, a friend in need is friend indeed....this very spirit is inbuilt in the poem! Brilliantly penned! Amazing ink!

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (12/24/2018 3:03:00 AM)

    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.....You have rightly unfolded fundamentals of friendship!

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (12/4/2018 11:06:00 PM)

    Friendship is based on trust and good will.If there is no goodwill, the friendship has no foundation and surely fall one day.Before one snaps a relationship, he should explain why he is doing so.
    There are clashes of interests in almost all fields of life.Still friendship can be maintained if both sides are ready to sacrifice a little for the sake of the other.
    I hate pretentions in friendship.A wonderful write, thanks for sharing.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (10/16/2018 2:00:00 PM)

    Revisiting this wonderful poem on friendship.
    A very perceptive write with a meaningful message on how to
    maintain good relationship with a friend.
    A must read for everyone.

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  • Nadia Umber LodhiNadia Umber Lodhi (10/3/2018 11:27:00 AM)

    👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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  • Me Poet Yeps PoetMe Poet Yeps Poet (8/4/2018 2:14:00 PM)

    In the modern world
    OF A TRUE FRIEND
    IS NEVER HEARD
    ALL R SELFISH
    LIKE SHELL FISH
    IN ITS ON SHELL
    THEREFORE THE WORD SELF
    IS AFTER A TYPO MAY BE

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  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (5/31/2018 10:15:00 PM)

    wow wonderful text on friendship

    the full text is glorified the friendship of better half (WIFE)

    excellent love for life partner -10+++

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (5/31/2018 4:37:00 AM)

    Pragmatic expression! My pleasure reading it time and again!

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (5/31/2018 4:36:00 AM)

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

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  • Lungelo S MbuyaziLungelo S Mbuyazi (5/29/2018 9:03:00 AM)

    This poem asks a reader if they have do have a real friend?

    Great poem with wonderful expressions....10++

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  • Bipasha DBipasha D (5/20/2018 7:09:00 AM)

    An honest poem. I have always felt friendship is the basis of any relationship.

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  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (5/17/2018 1:59:00 AM)

    excellent expression on friendship theme-

    riendship 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.

    great 10+++++++

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  • Luz HanaiiLuz Hanaii (4/19/2018 9:22:00 AM)

    I had a similar experience with a so called friend. I agree, only time will reveal or expose whether the person is a true friend or not.

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