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Befriending No.1: A Rhyme with a Message

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


When you are your own best friend, you don't endlessly seek out relationships, friendships, and validation from the wrong sources, because you realize that the only approval you need is your own.

-- Mandy Hale

Everyone wants to have friends at high places

but no one seems to know how close they are

just slightly above all those wondering faces

is their powerful friend, not somewhere far.

The higher they hold their head in life

the higher is the place of their friend

so helpful in their ambitious strife

one ever ready to understand.

We do so little to befriend that soul

boring it to death with our complaints

and blaming it for missing our every goal

while claiming to deserve treatment of saints.

Weak are our efforts to make strong that bond

with that which is very best within our skull

that can take us to victories and beyond

no wonder life ends up to be so dull.

They hunt for all kinds of outside treasures

not seeing the one that's already theirs

it could be life of countless pleasures

by entrusting a friend who cares.

On that playground of magic and power

nothing is impossible, dreams come true

so it's futile to seek a friend in ivory tower

befriending No.1 is all they should really do.

© 2022 Val Karas

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