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A Poem called "My Lily Flower"

Art credit: www.instagram.com/artofmina/

Art credit: www.instagram.com/artofmina/

“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.”

— Jim Henson

My Lily Flower ~

When I was down, you came to me.
True knight disguised in pure sunlight.
Reaching out, you gave me your hand,
And without asking: covered me with a shield you never knew you had.

When I was up, you looked at me.
Beaming, with an honest smile brighter than stars.
I gave you my strength and pulled you up with me,
And without asking: you stood by my side.

When I was here, and you were there,
The world was much bigger, and a scary place to dwell.
But when we met, you seized rightful place,
And without asking: you'll follow me into the very pits of Hell.

Once united, we realized:
If I stand there where you stand,
We'll conquer the planet with just one hand.
And without asking: therefore we became best friends.

So I'd die for you, and live for you.
And you would do the same for me.
So, thank you, God, for bringing us here
And without asking: showing us the power of camaraderie.

- A Poet in Attempt

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

— Muhammad Ali

~ About the Poem

There are countless forms of love in this world. We love our parents and our partners. We love our children and our cousins. We love our jobs and our pets. We love random strangers and our neighbors. We love music, and we love nature, and different kinds of activities, arts, and beings. We love an indefinite number of things. And we love our true friends. They are the ones who shine bright when all our lights die. We hold each other's hands through life blindly and unambiguously. The real ones are siblings we never had.

Sometimes, we write them poems. Because sometimes, that's something they need.

This one is dedicated to my best friend and adopted sister. I had a feeling she could be in need of this gift. For she was a gift of my own from the day she entered my life.

© 2020 Ivana Divac

Comments

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on July 22, 2020:

Thank you very much, Sankhajit!

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on July 21, 2020:

a beautiful approach...

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on July 21, 2020:

Thank you, Manuela!

Manuela from Portugal on July 21, 2020:

Very beautiful and full of meaning!

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on June 22, 2020:

Thank you for your kind words, Anupam. It means a lot!

Anupam Mitu from MUMBAI on June 22, 2020:

Oh so sweetly you have defined friendship!

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on April 28, 2020:

Thank you very much! I agree, it really is a blessing.

Mitara N from South Africa on April 28, 2020:

I appreciate the write on friendship and love, something that doesn't come along every day and when it does come, we should consider it a blessing.

A splendid and informative piece.

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on April 28, 2020:

Thank you, Denise! Your comments mean a lot to me.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on April 27, 2020:

This is beautifully rendered. It is filled with meaning and pathos.

Blessings,

Denise

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on April 27, 2020:

Thank you, Lorna, for all these kind words!

Lorna Lamon on April 27, 2020:

This is a beautiful and touching poem to the joy of true friendship. I believe that our true friends are the family we choose for ourselves and your poem is a wonderful example of this.You are a talented poet Ivana.

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on April 26, 2020:

Thank you very much, BookLover!

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on April 26, 2020:

I totally agree. It would be ideal if everyone had that kind of special person in their lives. Thank you for your kind words, Kyler!

BookLover on April 26, 2020:

Lovely and deep. I really like this poem.

Kyler J Falk from California on April 26, 2020:

I can always appreciate the sentiment of finding that true friend who stands with you through thick and thin, no matter how we claim to have stumbled upon that amazing person! If only it could happen more frequently, because I'd say we all deserve to be surrounded by amazing people!

A lovely piece for your sister!

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