Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Old Friends...

Recently, God give me the opportunity to meet few of my old friends.I haven't met some of them for more than 20 years.They were the one who shared my happiness and sorrow during my schooldays. We grew up together in one of the boarding schools .Now most of them have become somebody in their selected fields.Somehow I feel proud to have friends like them. But again , life is not always rossy for everybody.So to my old friends, the following poem (which I came accross in the internet) is dedicated to all of you.

Potrait of a Friend

I can't give solutions to all life's problems,doubts,or fears.
But I can listen to you,and together we will search for answers.
I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain,nor the future with its untold stories.
But I can be there now when you need me to care.
I can't keep your feet from stumbling.
I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.
Your joys,triumphs,sucesses,and happiness are not mine;yet I can share in your laughter.
Your decisions in life are not mine to make,nor to judge;
I can only support you,encourage you,and help you when you ask.
I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship,from your values,from me.
I can only pray for you,talk to you and wait for you.
I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
But I can give you the room to change,room to grow,room to be yourself.
I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces and put them back in place.
I can't tell you who you are.
I can only love you and be your friend.

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