What is friendship they ask - by Shehbano Syed

What is friendship they ask,

For me it is the rock

That I can fall back on

When times get hard

And days get long

Even when the world around me disappears

It is the person who chooses to stay


What is friendship they ask,

It is the reassuring nod that I get

When I am hesitant to take new steps

It is the late night phone calls

And the early morning reminders

It is mentioning something once

And someone remembering it forever


What is friendship they ask,

It is the hand that holds my hand

To cross the road cause I am afraid

It is the text message that arrives

When I am quiet