bash Hasan

Rookie (Nagpur, India)

On Friendship - Poem by bash Hasan

Human life is mere miserable solitude
in absence of a true friend!
The world becomes but a wilderness
in absence of a true friend!

Only God or beasts
enjoy solitude,
Thank God! We are neither,
Thus we need a friend!

For want of a friend
one eats one's own heart!
'Cor ne edito' Pythagoras warns,
'Eat not heart', make a friend!

But a crowd is not company
Faces are but alien picture gallery!
Talk but a senseless gibberish,
When there's no love!

The friend eases the heart,
There's a discharge
Of its fullness and swellings!
No remedy opens our heart with celerity
But the selfless response of a friend!

A friend's one to whom
We impart our griefs, joys, fears;
Hopes and doubts!

He's the one to whom
we confess, without shame or fear!
He's the one who
redoubles our joys,
diminish our sorrows!

He's the one who
has the dare to
show us the mirror
for self appraisal!

He's the one and only one
who brings us out of gloom!
He's the cause and source of light,
to illumine our murky mind!

There's no such flatterer
As is a man's self!
There's no great remedy for this
As the liberty of a friend!

A friend is a pomegranate
You open it and lo!
Kernels upon kernels
to sweeten your life!

Eat not the heart,
Find a friend!

Comments about On Friendship by bash Hasan

  • Captain Cur (8/15/2012 11:25:00 PM)

    Beautifully written treatise on the importance
    of cultivating trustful and loving friends.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 16, 2012

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