Friend in need is a friend indeedThis poem is the joint first prize winner of the 2018 Friendship day poem contest.
It is said that a true friend is hard to find
But this is what was bothering my mind
As I had many true looking friends each of their own kind
I wondered, am I so blessed, or was I blind?
Out of so many friends, who is the prime
Life will test them all and give the answer with the journey into time
As to whether all the relations will keep ringing like a windchime
Or some of them will turn as sour as lime.
When the life carried me up and then pushed me down
All my friends encircled me when I was king with a crown
But I found only a few of them around when difficulties made me drown
Then, I got my answer and digested this bitter reality with a frown.
It's not the quantity but the quality of friends you make which does matter
Wicked and false friends will always flatter
But at your back, they will give you a batter
While a true friend will always make your joy grow fatter.
Friendship is a wonderful relationship, everyone should sow its seed
But it should grow into a beautiful plant, not a bad weed
A true friend should always be with you and help you during need
After all "Friend in need is a friend indeed".
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