Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 117,811 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

A Friend - Poem by Akhtar Jawad

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


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Fundamentals of Friendship

Comments about A Friend by Akhtar Jawad

  • (11/25/2017 5:10:00 AM)


    A great poem in the chapter of friendship! 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. To some up there is no other friend better than your better half. The last stanza is focused and factual. I felt the music of this poem inside dear sir! Thanks a lot for sharing such a fabulous poem! (Report) Reply

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  • Tom Allport (10/11/2017 2:33:00 PM)


    a wonderful poem of the best kind where true friends are never left behind? ...........lovingly written Akhtar (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (10/1/2017 1:20:00 AM)


    Very lovely...specially the last two lines....a friend in need is a true friend... who else could it be the best
    than the wife to the husband or the husband to the wife...very interesting poem Akhtar....thank you
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  • Mazloom Gill (8/8/2017 2:09:00 AM)


    very nice expressions about friendship to know well. thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (8/7/2017 3:18:00 AM)


    Lovely poem. It is heartening to find that you have a clear idea of what a good friend should possess or what he should be like in terms of inner qualities and your search zeroed in on your better half.
    Friendship needs trust and sighting,
    Before changing your attitude or the behavior,
    You should inform your friend about his lacks,
    (Report) Reply

  • (5/1/2017 1:29:00 AM)


    Fundamentals of friendship explained in a nice poetic way. (Report) Reply

  • (2/8/2017 11:23:00 PM)


    Great poem................................................................................................ (Report) Reply

  • Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer (5/20/2016 4:44:00 AM)


    An friendship is spoken in open hearted where it could not done with
    Parents or spouces.
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  • Pamela Sinicrope (5/10/2016 2:59:00 PM)


    This is a wonderful poem about the meaning of friendship, told in a deep yet lighthearted manner. I loved the ending...friend and wife are one and the best of all. (Report) Reply

  • Abhilasha Bhatt (2/18/2016 11:56:00 AM)


    Friend is life and friendship is soul and energy in that life.....Beautiful....loved it....thank you for sharing :) (Report) Reply

  • Aarzoo Mehek (12/28/2015 7:26:00 AM)


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

    Awwwwwww that's such a beautiful end, You are one lucky man as you have a trustworthy companion. Loved reading it...

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

    I was disheartened after reading this as I know we all have one villain safely tucked in our life. God save the mankind from such people.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/21/2015 7:39:00 AM)


    Real friends are the very positve taste of lifel. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (8/2/2015 10:05:00 PM)


    Sometimes we have a friend and don't realize it until they're gone. I like this poem as it speaks truth, friendship and trust go hand in hand..... (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Dela Sulh (losembe) (7/26/2015 11:56:00 PM)


    I like it. friendship needs trust (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/15/2015 9:27:00 AM)


    A towering tribute to a wonderful wife! (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (5/2/2015 12:48:00 PM)


    ok, my friend. this is off to my May 2015 A Showcase For PH Poets. bri :) (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (4/29/2015 8:25:00 PM)


    my favorite lines:

    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 like the rhyme scheme and you pull it off pretty well. some of it is unclear to me, but....hey....i'm an american! what can you expect from me? !

    :) bri
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    Akhtar Jawad (4/30/2015 4:30:00 AM)

    Thanks, Dear Bri.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/20/2015 6:45:00 PM)


    I didn't find a savior in my life,
    Except one, my lovely wife! ........yes, a good wife is a best friend and a savior. Deeply envisioned. Excellent collocation. A meaningful poem. Thanks a lot.
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  • Charity Nduhiu (4/17/2015 4:22:00 AM)


    Wow! I didn't find a savior in my life,
    Except one, my lovely wife! Your wife must be very happy. Others should follow suit. Sweet Poem
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  • Jaishree Nair (3/14/2015 7:10:00 AM)


    A great tribute to wife ; the best friend and savior. Blessed are those whose bond is rooted with this knowledge. Thank you. Enjoyed reading (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 5, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 5, 2014


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