Standing shoulder to shoulder- love grows from friendship
brothers and sisters we are -all hewn from friendship

compassion’s face forms in full glow
empathy’s gift born and nurtured from friendship

hope looms anew when born in acquiescence
sorrow’s sighs echo afar- fleeing from friendship

poisoned arrows fall hapless from uncovered backs
kith and kin grow stronger when formed from friendship

forward as one- one step- then another
I draw my strength from love- and (of course) from friendship

©Vivian Zems


Paul Scribbles hosts dVerse MTB tonight with the Ghazal- join us and play!