true friends are rare and special
often never found
sharing a deep and abiding love
always very profound

somehow there when you need them
even when you don't know you do
ready to help or just listen
to whatever is bothering you

accepting you at face value
understanding and knowing your flaws
letting you know when you're out of line
and when to pull back and pause

always standing beside you
during the good times and the bad
never take them for granted
or you'll rue the day you had

so if you're very lucky
to find a friend that's true
may you be as good a friend to them
as they are a friend to you