A Friend

A Friend. Monday, September 25, 2006.

A friend is someone you love
and who loves you.
Someone you care about
and who cares about you.

A friend is someone who is there for you
through thick and thin;
Someone who never expects anything
in return for the love (they) give you.

A friend is someone you (can) sacrifice yourself for,
And who (can) sacrifice (themselves) for you.
Someone who (can) willingly be your scapegoat
And you (theirs).

A friend is someone who knows you
inside out;
And (can) comfort you when you need it.
Someone who seems to be your completion.

A friend is someone you can trust to keep your secrets,
And who can trust you to keep their own.
Someone who can share your sorrows and your joys.
Someone who (can) truly be happy for you,
even if you get what they want.

A friend is lots of things
And is (too) hard to describe.
Only a friend with these traits is truly worth
Being called–

Kadeen Nichelle Oksana Francis Waldron
Guyana. 12 years old