The ultimate mark of friendship

Written by Suraj Shah.

compassionate, straightforward, centred, fearless… a true friend.

Friends.
They come, they go.
What makes the ultimate friend?

Compassionate.
Takes me to true happiness.
That is the ultimate friend.

Straightforward.
Points out my faults.
That is the ultimate friend.

Vigilant.
Warns of the obstacles.
That is the ultimate friend.

Forgiving.
Harbours no spite.
That is the ultimate friend.

Affectionate.
Like a mother.
That is the ultimate friend.

Centred.
Rises above the situations.
That is the ultimate friend.

Fearless.
Reminds me of impermanence.
That is the ultimate friend.

Supportive.
In birth, old age, death.
That is the ultimate friend.

(Photo courtesy of glassblower)

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