Thursday, 13 April 2017

POEM: What Some Friends Have Taught Me Regarding Friendship

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

Some lessons on friendship I've learned from old friends,
Friends of various types and personalities -
No lies as always, no guessing nor pretense,
Just taking some lessons from past memories.

From Saudi friends - at private and public schools,
I've learned that stereotyping is but a lie,
Friends can be found in both the cool and uncool,
Friendship develops when both parties are kind.

From friends who come from their country Pakistan,
I've learned how generosity forms liking,
To be close to someone help and understand,
Egoism may keep one from forgiving.

From Yemeni sisters whom I still recall,
I've learned that at times one must make the first move,
Accept the friendship of those who are sincere,
For strong bonds are seen between friends who are true.

From a special ex-friend who chose to stay far,
I've learned that when you love find a middle way,
Don't love or hate too much, some friends become foes,
And some strangers may transform to friends someday.

Now from some of the new friends recently made,
I've observed that Only Allah we can trust,
It's best to be with Him than befriend some fakes,
Who talk badly and clearly put on an act.

 While some may hate you out of mere jealousy,
There are those few who can be your best of friends,
Who insist on sharing, seeing you happy,
And who secretly pray for you now and then.

What makes some people click and get along quick,
From experience, is when both friends are alike,
In terms of shared likes, dislikes, similar goals,
Comfort with each other and distance from lies.

Regardless of how many friends you have made,
Friendship with Allah is what matters the most.
Some Muslims on earth may not be that famous,
Yet Allah and those in Heaven love them so.

May Allah Almighty make us among His righteous friends whom He will welcome in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam. Ameen. (old youtube channel)
Mariam M. <3 Nomayri AbdulWahab