Whenever the word “Friend” is mentioned

Expectedly, there should be

A bond of mutual affection among chums

This is only if friendship truly exists

A true friend is one

Who always standbys you

Whether you’re experiencing progress in your life

Or you have setbacks/difficulties

Or had failed to reach your goals

A friend that spills your secrets

Says bad things about you to others

Tells you to do what will not benefit you

Lies often and doesn’t respect your elders

One that’s not ready

To assist when you need a help

That they have ability to do

Or can contact someone else to do for you

A friend that has more than enough money on them

But cannot give certain amount to you

When you’re in need

Even if it requires a little sacrifice on their part

Is a toxic friend

Be careful with fair-weather friends

Someone who is a chum

When they’re glum

Someone who is not happy

When you achieved a desired goal

Is a foe

A true friend is one

Who has good morals and manners

Who standbys you and assists

Morally and financially when

You’re facing difficult situations

A sympathetic shoulder to cry on

Hence; a foul weather friend

Someone who doesn’t debase you

Because you don’t have money

Or haven’t achieved certain goals like them

One who shows love to you

Not only in your presence

But also whilst you’re absent

One who doesn’t cheat on you in any way

One who wishes you well in all your endeavours

In the school,

A friend who discourages you

Whenever you want to read your books

Or attend classes punctually

Is a fake friend

That’s trying to shatter your future

A good friend may be poor

But he/she should be morally upright

In fact, money is not a criterion

For striking up a friendship with someone

Anyone that has got a good friend

Has got a very great gift

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Rasheed Olayemi

Rasheed Olayemi was born in Lagos, Nigeria into the family of a business magnate, late Alhaj Chief Mustapha Temitope Lasisi. He is a teacher. He has taught in private schools in Abeokuta and Lagos for over a decade as well as manifold extramural classes. He has a great deal of experience in teaching. He is also an author. He writes poetry, prose, and dramas. Olayemi is the author of Poetry for the Rightful Thinkers published by Trafford Publishing, Bloomington, IN, USA. The book won The Gold Seal Of Literary Excellence Award after a meaningful review by The US Review of Books in 2014. He is also the author of Poetry On Moral Values published by Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, Houston, Texas, USA. Some of the short stories he authored were The Regrets of Omotolu & The Illegitimate King published by Smashwords & Amazon, MATOWO (a Yoruba language short stories) published by Evans (Brothers) Publishers, Nigeria. In July 2013 he attended the International Education And Resource Network (IEARN) Conference held in Doha, Qatar. He had worked in Dubai, UAE for a few years.

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