A boy asks his father what friendship means
Father heaves a sigh and say to him:

A friend sees the first tear
and worries why, who and what.
A friend would gauge your fear,
But shouldn’t a friend worth more?

A true friend catches the second tear
and vows to hit whoever made you cry.
A true friend helps you face your fear,
But a true friend should’ve watched your back.

A best friend stops the third tear
with love, laughter and unusual care.
A best friend sticks in bad or good.
Son, which are you?


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30, a collection of poems by Jaachi Anyatonwu
Jaachị Anyatọnwụ
Jaachị Anyatọnwụ is a poet, editor, and publisher living in the suburbs of Aba. He is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections, and the Editor-In-Chief of Poemify Publishers Inc. Jaachị is passionate about discovering new voices and mentoring emerging poets. He is also a fierce advocate for the boy child and sexually molested.

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