Life is void with no friendship,
Like a sailor without a ship,
Like a garden missing a tulip,
Open your heart and start the trip.
Let us be trusted friends,
Hand in hand, and forget new life trends
Unlike empty souls even in herds,
The essence of which is to chase funds.
Old times, honored friendship ties,
They were stronger and free from lies.
Clear up your path and be wise,
Look ahead with open eyes!
There's at least one who cares,
Gives you love and never dares.
Even life with you, he shares,
Keeps your secrets but never bares.
Friends! Friends! Be friends.
Overcome what ahead stands.
Let's strive toward worthy ends,
And elate all the lands.
© Chaouki Mkaddem, 2009