The Art of Friendship

For my close friends:

The art of friendship,

gleaming and pierced with doubt and betrayal,

through all the times of hardship,

the disfigured trust is lacking portrayal,


If experience is anything to go by,

the art of friendship lies with selflessness, 

otherwise the blooming flower dies,

and a strong but destructive force permeates through the mind; restlessness,


If the foundation of the friendship is strong,

distance doesn't matter,

the everlasting and endless connection will be sealed with a bond,

but if not; the friendship will be weak like glass - ready to shatter,


If one chooses the be selfish,

the relationship doesn't flourish.


That is the art of friendship.