How To Keep A Friendship Forever
A poem sharing little known secrets ❤
Once you find an incredible friend you trust
One whose care and love for you is mutual
It can only be natural to fear
That they might break your heart.
Vanish into the wind
Like a beloved kite floating into the sky
And abandon you like other friends have
In the changing waves of space and time.
Then you must tell your heart to trust
To have faith in them without knowing the future
To believe in your friendship.
You see, the secret to sustaining the spark
Lies in gifting your friend the freedom to fly.
Let your bond become beautifully surprising
A friendship that only they can create
One only they can give to you.
A bond that is unique
One of its kind.
If you can, try to think of your friendship like a kite
Levitating through golden clouds in the sky.
You can see that the kite’s string, is held in your own hands
If you hold too loose, it will float away
Disappearing forever into the clouds.
But hold too tight, and the pressure of the string
Can only sting and bleed your own palm.
The secret then lies
In holding the string precisely right
Gently but surely.
If you can gift your friend the freedom to live
Beyond the invisible puppet strings of your expectations
To not be a prized trophy for you to clutch
Pushing both of you so hard to be ‘best friends’
That you aren’t even being a good friend to them anymore
You must not seek to possess.
But also remember
Don’t be so scared they will disappear.
That you let go of the string first
Avoiding some imaginary pain of separation
That doesn’t even exist.
If you can hold the string of your kite
Gently but surely
You would discover
That you can forever keep your sweet and awesome friendship.
You both would be truly happy
Flourishing and existing together
In the story of each other’s lives forever.