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A Shining Promise

August 8, 2011
By LinaA GOLD, Zarqa, Arizona
LinaA GOLD, Zarqa, Arizona
10 articles 41 photos 70 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get busy living, or get busy dying- Stephan King

My words race one another,
in their eagerness to write of
the beauty, the purity, the splendor of friendship.
The ink of my pen floods,
spilling awe and fascination onto the deltas of my notebooks,
as its waters murmur of its trust, devotion, loyalty.
Age is measured by years,
height by feet and inches,
but the love of a friend,
is measured by sacrifices.

A friend is a mirror;
imitating the intensity of your emotions;
face blooming with smiles in your happiness,
eyes wilting with tears in your sadness.
A friend is a shining promise,
one that never rusts or loses its luster.
A friend is the invitation to the dimples of dreams,
and the rejection to the convincing charms of fears.

A friend is someone who
has folded and unfolded your veins like a newspaper,
read you cover to cover,
and yet you are the book on the top shelf,
the book which is read again and again.
A friend is the one who has the curiosity and patience,
to unlatch the window of your heart,
and stare entranced not only at your lucid cheerfull days,
but also at your foggy confused nights.
Someone who lifts your burdens off your aching shoulders,
and cheerfuly places them on his.
A vivd green leaf in spring,
one that laughs at Time's windy breathe,
that cannot send it to autumns murdering grip.

Love may be a beautiful sun in a clear blue sky,
but friendship is a radiant moon;
an island of beauty and hope,
surrounded by the darkness's snarling tides.
Love makes winter seem like summer,
but friendship transforms cold uninviting winter,
into a beautiful enchanting host.
Friendship is when the tears of sadness,
never ripen from the harsh sun of betrayal.
They are picked by the gentle fingers of forgiveness,
and then harvested to the graveyards of the soul.

Having a true friend is like having a star in your pocket,
or the full moon hung on your bedroom ceiling.
It is the most valuable of treasures, the most sincere of feelings.
So water it with affection,
and let it bask in the warmth of laughter and smiles,
and watch as it shades you, in the beautiful moments,
that define your life.

The author's comments:
Friendship is one of the most important things in life. Without friends who trust, love and care for us, we are nothing.

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This article has 5 comments.

LinaA GOLD said...
on Aug. 10 2012 at 6:50 pm
LinaA GOLD, Zarqa, Arizona
10 articles 41 photos 70 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get busy living, or get busy dying- Stephan King

Thank you so much!

lililili said...
on Aug. 21 2011 at 8:11 am
This made my day! its so uplifting!

Deee said...
on Aug. 18 2011 at 8:29 am
This is a really good poem. Each lien brought something amazing. I love your style.

on Aug. 18 2011 at 12:43 am
nikkigonefishin GOLD, Los Angeles, California
17 articles 1 photo 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
" A smile is worth a thousand words"
" The purpose of the writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself."- Albert Camus

I absolutely love this! You are so good with words and metaphors. I like how every metaphor was able to paint a picture in my head. I guess you not only paint a story with a paintbrush but with a pen as well, good job:)

moe1 said...
on Aug. 17 2011 at 7:22 pm
This is gorgeous. Amazing expression and metaphor. "Having a true friend is like having a star in your pocket"