The words friend and friendship
Have different meanings depending on
Who you are and what is your culture.
We define these words according
To our upbringing and surrounding
In which we were raised.
Biggest misunderstanding occurs
When we think our friends have
The same definitions for the
Words - friend and friendship
And forget that they are from
Different culture and the meaning
They have is part of that culture.
I hold the meaning of these words
Deep in my heart as I was taught
By my mother and teachers.
I do not expect my friends to
Hold the same meaning for
The words - Friend and friendship.
I avoid a lot of heartaches and hurts
By removing that expectations
From my friends and take them
As if they are my true friends.
I would easily forgive someone
who has hurt me but will never
forgive the one who hurt my friend.