Earned Not Bought
Who are these so called friends we believe in?...
We choose them all the way through our life,
We choose every single one of them to help us,
We choose them because we know they care.
What are they if not a spark in our lives?...
Friends are those few people who actually know us,
Who are there when we want to jump off a cliff,
Who grab our hand as we try to reach for that old blade.
What did we do to deserve them?...
Every second that question is asked,
Every time that question is pondered,
That is when they will be there to help us out.
They are not a minimum requirement,
Their friendship isn't something we can buy,
It is something we work at,
Something you can only earn.
This is not a take, take situation.
It is one where we give and give,
Then in our time of need...
We will be the ones receiving.
So, from me to you,
A friend is a spark...
A small ignition
That keeps us going.