My 10 year old daughter Sreya’s summer vacation has just started. I was cleaning up her school bag and stumbled onto a poem she had written.

Friends may come and friends may go
But don’t ever say goodbye, always say hello.
Friends will be waiting just around the bend,
They’ll support you when things come to an end.

Although true friends may sometime fight,
True friends will always make things right.
Making new friends is a like a rollercoaster
You may come across a bragger, spoiler or a boaster.

But true friends will always stick together
Just like two birds of a feather
Bad things you can always mend
As long as you have a friend

I usually run away from poetry. I guess I have to make an exception when my daughter writes one…