TO THE ONES WHO COME, GO...AND STAY:
Then there are those who come and go
and toss compliments to and fro,
those who are always lavish in their praise
and stare at you with an affectionate gaze,
those who would not think twice or even once
before gracefully regarding your opulence,
But when after many years you turn around
they are quite simply nowhere to be found,
these angels, these backbones of bygone times
have left you now to seek better climes.
O! why did you give them all those dues
treat them generously to all that booze,
proclaim to the world that everlasting friendship,
when all there was was an ephemeral kinship.
Better then, are the ones who were behind the stage,
away from yours and everyone's gaze
standing there quietly but needlessly to ensure
that in times of need, they will always reassure.
It is never too late and forget this not,
that rare are the ones who matter a lot.
Laugh laugh laugh, and the world laughs with you,
weep weep weep, and there are indeed very few.
With this, lets propose a toast to friendship,
and always be wary of that diabolical 'feignship'
To true friendship...HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY!
P.S: This post was inspired by Vinayak's "Friend Sheep"