My Friend Poem by Walter W. Safar

My Friend

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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.

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: friendship
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Cigeng Zhang 30 December 2016

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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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 08 January 2017

Great expressions on solitude and friendship and a universal message of humanity.

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Unwritten Soul 17 December 2016

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

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Tom Billsborough 17 December 2016

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

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 17 December 2016

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

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Neela Nath Das 09 March 2020

Friendship is spontaneous and none can force to be friend unless it comes right from the bottom of one's heart.A wonderful poem.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 26 February 2020

A wonderfully written heartwarming piece......10++++

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Luz Hanaii 10 April 2019

'Friendship is like freedom, Boundless and limitless, Like space in human thoughts' Wow! Walter, that is the most beautiful and touching poem I've read in a while. This really touched my soul/heart. I'm giving you a great Big 10+++++

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Catherine Habbie 09 February 2019

A very touching poem.

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Benjamin Uy 02 January 2019

Especially a beautiful a poem for a mother, From a loving son

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