Find a true friend
Among the peoples of the earth–
Someone who is
Ready to save you from danger,
The one who can
Freely talk to you when you’re wrong

Because not all
Who say they love you, adore you
Will be honest
And tell to your face who you are
So you will be
Aware of the blind spots you must see

Not all people
Will seek to give you solution
Or know when is
The best time to remain silent
And just be there
To understand and lift you up.

For a true friend
Is not the one who always smiles
But he or she
Who has the best in mind for you
And will keep you
From the perilous roads of life.
Find a friend who is just like this.

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