The Friend

There is no substitute for the friend
that stands beside you in grave moments
when the heart is wrenched
between loss and liability
and when no token of sympathy
can pay for passage across troubled waters.

There is no greater gift then the friend
who shares your joy as only one can
who knew you when you had no bones
and has been with you through it all
until the darkness lifts and the prism of the heart
splits your pain into the colors of the rainbow.

Celebrate the friend who will tell you
when your zipper is down
or when your make up has run;
who will chastise you, lovingly,
when you say or do the silly thing;
who reminds you of who you are
when you forget yourself;
and who will stand
between you and yourself
when you have turned
against your own heart.

 I met valent lee over 15 years ago and he has been a friend and colleague since. I was honored to speak at his conference and attend his birthday party. over 1000 people came to celebrate him!.

I met valent lee over 15 years ago and he has been a friend and colleague since. I was honored to speak at his conference and attend his birthday party. over 1000 people came to celebrate him!.

What is friendship to you?

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