Some friends are like the shadow,
when the sun is high and life is good:
they walk beside you.
When the sun is low and your luck is fading,
they are walking away.
When night and despair sets in,
they are not to be found.
Friends, old or new,
are the same
if they are true friends,
except that the old ones
have already proven their loyalty
And that difference
should be considered
the old and the new
and their differences.
Written by Homeland and Firefighter- Poet
Hartmut Reinsch © 1992 / Toronto