“Reuniting With an Old Friend”
Khaled Reza, '14, Contributor
January 25, 2012
Filed under Penman
I remember when I was 3.
When my family and I came to your house.
You came over, sat next to me.
Greeted me with a smile and said “hi wanna play?”
It was the start of something special,
And we’ve been best friends ever since!
I’m the luckiest kid alive to have a friend like you.
You’re one of the nicest people I know.
Friends like you are one in a billion.
I can’t believe God blessed me with a friend like you.
We lost contact for a few years,
But that didn’t stop our friendship.
I remember that day.
When you came back to the States,
I couldn’t believe it was you!
And you were happy to see me.
That was one of the best days of my life.
I’ve had lots of friends over the years.
They came and went, but you never left.
You’re still here, even after eighteen years.
All those other “friends” taught me the meaning of a true friend.
They never really cared what went on in my life.
They just turned and walked away when things didn’t go their way.
Anybody who doesn’t want to be your friend,
Just hasn’t taken the time to get to know you.
Because if they had, they would want to be,
Your friend forever and ever, until the end of time.
I hope you know how much you mean to me.
You’re the sister that God forgot to give me.
You understand me like nobody else,
And you’re the one person who I know will
Always be there to turn my frowns into a smile.
I will always be there to turn your tears into a smile.
When you need a shoulder to cry on,
A hug to make you feel better,
Or someone to listen to your problems,
All you have to do is call, because I know you’d do the same for me.
If there’s ever a time when you feel like no one cares,
Just remember I’m the one person who will always care.
Nothing is ever going to stop us from being friends,
Because numbnuts like you and me last for an eternity!