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Be a good friend

From those who love you don’t avert your eyes,
Do not turn back from real friends of yours.
To keep away from them it is not wise.
Before such people never close your doors.

And when they ask for help, give them a hand.
Be generous to those who are in need.
In every case please try to understand
That faithful friends are human wealth indeed.

When they are thirsty, let them come to you
To drink a glass of water from your well.
Keep always interests of your friends in view,
Within your heart let them forever dwell.

Be with your friend when he is ill on bed
To comfort him or just to lift his mood.
And when with hunger he is almost dead,
Be first to share with him your bread and food.

When he is tired and from home too far,
Invite him to your house to have a rest.
By doing it you'll show that kind you are,
And with a lot of friends you will be blessed.
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Submitted by D_Michael on February 26, 2020

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Michael Demian

Michael Demian is a poet, translator and teacher. He writes poems in English, Russian and French. In his works he pours out his heart, shares his inner feelings and thoughts. more…

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