Category Archives: Friendship

VII: FRIENDSHIP

VII

FRIENDSHIP

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Befriending
Posipals
Bad Apples
Old Friends
Bonhomie
Amitie
Support
Intimacy
Maliance
Antipals
Company
Arguments
Falling Out
Making Up

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Befriending -/- Posipals

7:1
Befriending

With making new friends
Abides the world

Fame, family, flaws, fellowship:
Determine before friendship

When two oppenents approach
Quickly befriend one

Entering society’s eclectic carousels
Spins roulette tables

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Since breaking friendship burns
Spurn hasty alliances

Congenialities accrued at parties
Vanish come sunrise

Wild warsteeds unseating riders
Better left unbefriended


7:2
Posipals

Companions prospering upon selfcontrol
Lifes’ foremost escorts

Because magnanimousness forgives blunders
Befriend nobler souls

Upon obtaining telepathic companions
Spare no expense

Permeating thro’ happiest friendships:
Patience, reverence, graciousness

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When befriending the wise
Cherish harsh criticisms

Because wisemen understand suffering
Seek sage friendship

Moonspots share lunar adulation;
Befriending illustrials beneficial

Bad Apples -/- Old Friends

7:3
Badapples

From chumming fickle feefawfums
Grieving doldrums gall

Favouring life’s greedy sneaks
Always ends grievingly

As boxes hide snakes
Beware befriending rakes

Certain sweetly smiling faces
Conceal deceitful amphisbenans

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Ifever enemies offer amity
Smile back vigilantly

Undistinguishable foemen shaking hands
Sleeve sneaky knives

Affectionless acquaintances vanish quickly
Like smouldering haystacks


7:4
Old Friends

When relishing new friends
Remember the old

Old comrades forever friends
However far apart

New friends like silver,
Old friends, gold

Oldest friends enjoyed best
Like classic songs

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A friend for life
Our world adores

Deem closer than siblings
Our oldest friends

Matters of smallest mendicancy
Divide old friends

Bonhomie -/- Amitie

7:5
Bonhomie

Meaningful, sympathetic, interpersonal relationships:
Humanity’s first vitality

Insurmountable friendship’s fastiduous acquisition
Difficult to break

Friendship’s mutual understanding crowns;
Companionship, cohabitation, conversation

Extending eternal, immutable support
Friendship’s prodigal state

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Trusting strangers, doubting friends,
Brings irredeemable sorrow

Hands supporting slipping garments
Bonhomie’s spontaneous reflex

Despite reproving friends privately
Publicly commend them


7:6
Amity

Friendship resembles cultivating libraries
Delights discovered daily

As fire forges iron
Sincerity seals friendship

Concord interrupts, “May I?”
With, “Of Course!”

As canals irrigate soil
Closeness invigorates life

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Not fun, but guidance,
Friendship’s proper role

Friend of a friend
Treat as friend

Pals plummet inside infernos
Helping one another

Support -/- Intimacy

7:7
Support

Deserting one’s ruin’d friends
Burns both forever

Trusted associates become bodyguards
Against onrushing enemies

Never gossip about friends
Keep secrets close

Confidantes ignoring one’s slanderers
Fortify friendship’s grip

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Nemesis adversity begets positivity
Affectionate friendships ascertained

The greatest of friends
Taste bitterness together

When others walk out
Friends walk in


7:8
Intimacy

Our intimates intrinsical attributes
Enfashion public behavior

Troublesome friends forest fires,
Handle with caution

Luminous friendship moulds us
Like influential study

When carte blanche refused
What use friendship?

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Longterm intimacy develops laws
Practice them pleasantly

Thro’ affinity’s communal rights
Friends act uninhibitedly

Whenever intimates outstay welcomes
Call them cabs

Malliance -/- Antipals

7:9
Malliance

Prefer hundreds of foes
Before false friendship

Exuberance befriending grinning devils
Sleepless swamps consumes

Base friendship ocean storm
Thrashing life’s voyage

Friends becoming mentally unstable
Pollute friendships randomly

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When comrades lack virtue
Decrease meetings increasingly

Aggressives thriving upon conflict
Unfriend without hesiatation

Renouncing friendship from fools
Life’s greatest gain


7:10
Antipals

When friends feign inability
Phase them out

False allies, unreliable friends,
Distress messy dreams

Buzzards slandering us publicly
Deserve no amity

‘Pals’ rendering ‘pals’ unprotected
Aren’t really pals

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When profischeming motivates friendship,
Maintenance deem’d undesirable

Upon discovering feigned friendship
Laugh fools away

Abandonment before approaching distress
Disgustifies fickle ‘friendship’

Company -/- Arguments

7:11
Company

Pleasant company generates followers
Wicked company, sorrows

Calculate somebody’s proper character
Observe their friends

Consummate conduct, invigorating intellect
Chaste company’s inspirations

Cherish’d companions suffering estrangement
Cheerless conversations unalleviable

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Deem clever friends sugarcane
Buffoons, fruitless roots

Accrescent noonsun noble friendship,
Lowbred, forenoon shadefade

Avoid, at all times,
Intimacy with ingrates


7:12
Arguments

Arguments are like triangles;
You, them, truth

Throughout cliquey social circles
Permeates petty squabbling

Barges of magical friendship
Unresolvable vitriolisms submerge

Arguing with foolish sentinence
Creates two fools

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When imbolgio embroils conversation
Words waste breath

Pursuing one’s brutal ultimatums
Roads without return

Gangrene infects cutting wordwounds,
Resentment fevers follow

 

Falling Out -/- Making Up

7:13
Falling Out

Discarding one’s closest friends
Beneath animal behaviour

Better gaining many enemies
Before losing friendship

Concordity grows like limbs
Drastic amputations painful

Fond benevolence perfuming memories
Disputing friends forget

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Some friendships simply end,
Ignore nostalgic appeals

When friends become base
Cut cordiality’s cords

With one heartless refusal
Friendships are slain


7:14
Making Up

Until every argument appreciated
Quarrel’s reconciliation impossible

Like rethreading broken garlands
Mend feuding friendship

Ignore intimacy’s traumatizing actions
Remember former kindnesses

Muscle tears heal stronger
Fall-outs confirm friendships

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Patience among hostile associates
Life’s fairest pleasure

Firm friends ruining us
Remain firm friends

After vexing, vortexing tornados
Friends fix fences