Walter W. Safar

Veteran Poet - 1,079 Points (6.08.1958 / Sherman)

My Friend - Poem by Walter W. Safar

In a dreamlit night, I looked at a star
Like a bird without a flock.
I do not want to call solitude
What it is,
Because there are other flockless birds
Somewhere in the distance.
Yes, my friend,
We do not have to see each other
To know each other,
Because you cannot see solitude,
Yet you still know it;
When solitude wants you,
Look upon a star
And you will know that you are not alone,
Because many a gaze is friendly with the star;
When you pass a flower,
Know that it is your friend too,
Because you did not thread upon it.
When you see a bird in a cage,
Let it loose,
Because it sings its most beautiful song
When it's free;
Yes, my friend,
Friendship is like freedom,
Boundless and limitless,
Like space in human thoughts;
When a raindrop falls on your palm,
Know that it fell on the palms on many
Like a young friend;
When sorrow comes knocking at your door,
Speaking of the world's injustice,
Know that you are not alone,
Because my heart beats
Just like yours;
When the wind whispers to you
About its thousand years of wandering
And loneliness,
Know that you are not alone,
Because it whispers to me too.
Yes, my distant friend,
Solitude is not ugly
If it isn't forced upon you,
Just like friendship
Isn't friendship
If it is forced upon you.
Wonderful is the friendship
Linked by spontaneity
Like a bird's link to freedom;
Wonderful is the friendship
Linked by space
And nature;
Yes, my distant friend,
We do not have to see each other
To know each other,
Because if we do not meet during our lives,
Our souls will doubtlessly
Meet in the white heavenly fields.

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship


Comments about My Friend by Walter W. Safar

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/14/2018 12:00:00 PM)


    A lovely poem on friendship I really enjoyed reading it. (Report) Reply

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  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (1/31/2018 8:18:00 AM)


    The truth of life! Enjoyed reading the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (6/7/2017 7:13:00 AM)


    So wonderfully expressed. The feelings are very much there in the readers heart but you have given them words and voice. Thank you, Walter.
    Just like friendship / Isn't friendship / If it is forced upon you.
    Yes, my distant friend.... We do not have to see each other
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  • Matt Mooney (2/3/2017 3:09:00 PM)

    My Friend.
    Enjoyed the imagery used by the poet to convey our common humanity. Solitude is well defined. It can be a blessing to the contemplative man. A very meaningful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Matt Mooney (2/3/2017 3:03:00 PM)


    This poem is far deeper than the title suggests. There are many fine images in it that are very beautiful like the one which refers to the drop of rain that falls on our hand and indeed the whole poem is a fine take on how contentment can be found by the contemplative man. (Report) Reply

  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (1/10/2017 4:38:00 AM)

    Solitude
    I felt it.I am not really in solitude while staying alone (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2017 9:00:00 AM)


    Great expressions on solitude and friendship and a universal message of humanity. (Report) Reply

  • Cigeng Zhang (12/30/2016 8:27:00 AM)


    Very kind and gentle.

    When solitude wants you/Look upon a star/And you will know that you are not alone...
    I felt the warmth and harmony when I read this part. Beautiful.
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  • Bharati Nayak (12/28/2016 9:42:00 PM)


    friendship is like a freedom,
    Boundless and limitless,
    Like space in human thoughts;
    When a raindrop falls on your palm,
    Know that it fell on the palms on many
    Like a young friend;
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Such a beautiful poem on friendship , Thanks for sharing.We are not lonely.We have so many lovely friends near and far, from a tiny flower to a distant star..
    (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/28/2016 7:50:00 AM)

    Friendship
    Peace and love to all mankind without racism! Nice work. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Queeny Gona (12/19/2016 1:57:00 AM)


    COMPANIONSHIP WITH NATURE TO CURB SOLITUDE! BEAUTIFUL THOUGHTS! (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (12/18/2016 11:32:00 AM)

    Nice one
    Stars shine in sky. In dream lit night looking at star gives amazing feelings. There is boundless limit and yes my friend friendship is just like freedom. This has no limit. Meting in white heavenly field builds palace of memories. Very thoughtful and nice poem this is.10 (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (12/18/2016 2:57:00 AM)


    Beautiful thoughts, indeed, we are not alone. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (12/17/2016 11:59:00 PM)


    Friendship and companions are a valuable help to human being for facing the challenges of life. A beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • (12/17/2016 12:09:00 PM)


    I do like the imagery and the tenor of your poem
    and encourages me to read more of your work. It's a very thoughtful piece
    and quite inspiring too. Well written
    (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (12/17/2016 7:53:00 AM)


    Healing, that is a consolation that i get after read this..you said words that i do feel sometimes about true companions :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 17, 2016

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 4, 2017


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