The Portrait of A Friend

Posted by M ws On Wednesday, January 11, 2012 2 comments
A true friend loveth at all times...

I can't give solutions to all of life's problems,
doubts, or fears.
But I can listen to you, and together we can seek

I can't change your past with all its heartache and
pain, nor the future with it's untold stories.
But I can be there now when you need me to care.

I can't keep your feet from stumbling.
I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not

Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happinesses are
not mine;
Yet I can share in your laughter and joy.

Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to
I can only support you, encourage you, and help you
when you ask.

I can't give you boundaries which I have determined
for you,
But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,
room to be yourself.

I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces
and put them back in place.

I can't tell you who you are.
I can only love you and be your friend.


God bless all our friends! Have a nice day!

2 comments to The Portrait of A Friend

  1. says:

    joshua.w Hi MWS,

    i liked the first verse.

    This is what the poet Khalil Gibran wrote on friendship which you had likely read.

    "And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. For love that seeks ought but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

    And let your best be for your friend. If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also. For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill? Seek him always with hours to live. For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.

    And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed."

    Thank you for sharing this.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Joshua

    My humble apologies for this very late response to your beautiful sharing.

    I love the works of Khalil Gibran. Thank you for your hand of friendship that you have extended to me so graciously.

    Take care and here's wishing you a blessed and prosperous new year!


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