The Greatest Friend In The World

A father, a mentor,
A student, a teacher,
A source of joy,
Of pleasure and of love.
He stood by my side
Despite the shifting tides.
Yet battered and worn;
My only source of hope,
My only place of refuge,
My only true friend.

A friend is there
No matter what.
A friend is there
Only for who you are.
No matter what you do.
He will never shout or fight.
While you bellow at your might.
He’ll take it all, his lips only breaking a smile
Without a word, without a frown.
He will criticise.
He will reveal all your flaws
And he will never stop
Till they have all faded away.
But you will never know.
You’ll doubt his faith.
And when you’re out there
Wishing for his evil,
He is there, behind your back
Spreading the word
That he has the greatest friend in the world.

Love is naive, avid and vivacious.
Love knows nothing,
No age, no sex, no cast or creed.
Love knows no bounds at all.
The world can turn bad.
It’ll make you go mad.
Terror then awe,
Shock and finally doubt.
At that point, you know not what to do.
You reel back.
You betray your trust.
Something you should never have done.

Love then suffering,
Pain and finally regret
Will hang the albatross by your neck.
Yet he will stand by your side
To be your constant protector and guide.
He will never leave.
He will always be there for you;
Body, mind, heart, and soul.
He’ll never be
A source of sorrow or pain
Even after all your unseemly bane.

The world had tried to break him too
But his feet never left ground.
His mind obstinate,
His self, resolute.
I know I’m not any of these.
I broke down long ago.
I was not a friend to him
Though it may have seemed.
I was not the one he deserved.
It takes a minute,
A day to make and appreciate a friend
But an entire lifetime to forget that friend.
So today I stand by his side
Spreading the word,
That I had the greatest friend in the world.


Cover artCharles Bhebe - Acrylic on canvas | 39 2/5 × 31 1/2 in | 100 × 80 cm

Submitted to a Daily Post Prompts: Cut OffJourney, The Guilt that Haunts Me, Longing, FriendAbandoned, Companion, ValueSincereApology, AcceptanceStruggleAdmireThe Greatest…in the World, Overwhelming Born to be with you

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28 thoughts on “The Greatest Friend In The World”

  1. It takes a minute,
    A day to make and appreciate a friend
    But an entire lifetime to forget that friend.
    So today I stand by his side
    Spreading the word,
    That I had the greatest friend in the world.
    Thanks for This. I Love it

    Liked by 1 person

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