Friendship needs no studied phrases;
Polished face, or winning wiles;
Friendship deals no lavish praises,
Friendship dons no surface smiles.
Friendship follows Nature’s dictation;
Shuns the blandishments of art;
Boldly severs truth from fiction,
Speaks the language of the heart.
Friendship favours no condition,
Scorns a narrow-minded creed;
Lovingly fulfills its mission,
Be it word or be it deed.
Friendship cheers the faint and weary,
Makes the timid spirit brave;
Warns the erring, lights the dreary,
Smooths the passage to the grave.
Friendship- pure, unselfish friendship;
all through life’s alloted span;
Nurtures, strengthens, widen, lengthens,
Man’s relationship with man.