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Abdul Basit Idrees
Student, Public Speaker, and Artist in Australian Capital Territory, Australia
A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else, a friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words, "If you’re alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile… But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me.” Friendship is like standing on wet cement. The longer you stay, the harder it’s to leave, and you can never go without leaving your footprints behind. Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say. “When it hurts to look back, and you’re afraid to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there.” Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend. I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends. I’m surrounded by angels, and I call them my best friends. As people grow up, they realize it becomes less important to have more friends, and more important to have real ones.