Few days ago one of my friends made me cry, laugh, hugged me and increased the value of friendship.  He is my good old friend, Atku Singh.  That day there were four other friends with Atku Singh.  Their names are Latku Singh, Bhatku Singh, Khatku Singh and Guga Singh.  We all friends met after a long gap.  We all became very nostalgic.  We discussed so many things that we enjoyed together.  How the time passed so quickly, we could not know but it was a memorable get together.

You might be wondering after hearing the name of my friends.  These are their pet names/nick names.  But they are famous with these pet names only.  Let us know their good name also.

Sl. No.        Pet Name                    Good Name

01.                 Atku Singh                   Akhand Pratap Singh

02.                 Latku Singh                 Lakshyadhari Singh

03.                 Bhatku Singh              Bhupendra Singh

04.                 Khatku Singh              Khadgeshwar Singh

05.                 Guga Singh Guru       Gyaneshwar Singhji

Hearing these good names of my friends, you might have received a shock.  This shock may not be mild; it might have been a severe shock.  I am able to tell this because I also received severe type of shock when I met them and became their friends.  Sometimes I think how we are able to spoil beautiful and attractive names to calling them in their pet names.  Sometimes these names seem very dangerous too.  You might have heard very dangerous as well as peculiar and funny names in the villages or cities of India.  These peculiar funny names add flavour to our life.  You might have heard pet names like ‘Pehelwan’ (Restler), for a boy who is lean, thin and sickly.  Sometimes you might have heard pet name like ‘Kalia’ (Black) for a boy who is fair in complexion.  Really, India is a great and wonderful country.  We people enjoy calling peculiar names for our children and this gives peculiar feelings which we can call as pure Indian feelings.   Whatever may be the nick name of our children, they are the bundle of joy.

Let us proceed further to learn a bit more about my peculiar friends.  They are very much different.  In Hindi we can describe them as “Ek se badkar ek”.  In English we can translate as – “Each one is something more than the other”.  Their work or nature is almost similar to their nick names.  But they are very much gentle, positive and always ready to help others.  They have good habits and want to contribute to the society as a good citizen.  They are like jewels to the society.  Problematic and negative people are afraid of them because they are law abiding and honest.

You might come across or meet these peculiar friends in my blog posts very often in future.  They are also writers; creative persons and many a times supply fuel for my writings. They will appear in my short poems, prose and they may also appear as advisor etc. in my writings.

Now let us enjoy some poems on friend and friendship along with relevant quotations after each poem.

Poem 1- Friend:

To call you as my friend
I feel very much proud and satisfied
It’s amazing and wonderful
You are more than a friend
You are part and parcel of my pleasure and pain
You are always ready
To fight to protect me and for my gain.

Friend and Friendship Quotations :

  1. Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity….Khalil Gibran.
  1. True friendship is when you walk into their house and your wifi connects automatically…Author unknown.
  2. Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together…Woodraw T.Wilson.

Poem 2 – Foundation of Friendship:

Friends are recognized during difficult times
Our friendship is tested many a times
Friends should remain as friends for ever
Yes – friend in need is friend indeed
Our friendship should have no gap
And this cannot be shaken
Foundation of our friendship should be so strong
That it cannot be broken.

Friend and Friendship Quotations :

  1. Friendship is like money, easier made than kept…Samuel Butler.
  2. A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow….William Shakespeare.
  3. Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success

Oscar Wilde.

Poem 3 – Most valuable:

I swear by God !
I am very lucky and proud
To have a friend like you
With nature so good
Why not everyone be envious of me! ?
I swear by our friendship!
I can sacrifice not only my life
But everything that is dear to me
Because my friend
You are dearest and most valuable to me.


Friend and Friendship Quotations :

  1. A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you…     Elbert   Hubbard.
  1. I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar….Robert Brault.
  1. In prosperity our friends know us, in adversity we know our friends…John Churton Colins.

I am reproducing a poem titled FRIENDS from internet.


Author Unknown

Friends love you tops when you are at the bottom.
Friends look up to you when the rest of the world is looking down.
Friends lets you step on their toes to help you get on your feet.
Friends show you the meaning of true friendship, not the meaningless of it.
Friends shoot straight with you, not at you.
Friends know most of your faults and care the least.
Friends tell you when you are wrong, and not everybody else.
Friends don’t complain when you neglect them, only when you neglect yourself.
Friends let you worry them more than their enemies.
Friends want to know about your achievements as well as your losses.
Friends are behind you when you’re taking bows and beside you when taking boos.
Friends don’t split with you, when you flop, but split what they have.
Friends are your best press agents and they do this for free.
Friends have no greater love than to lay down their lives for their Friends. Thank you for being my Friend.


Friend and Friendship Quotations :

  1. You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you…Dale Carnegie.
  1. Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief…Marcus Tullius Cicero.
  1. Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer…Jean de La Fontaine.

It is really praiseworthy that my friends are multi-talented, multi-tasker and all rounder.  They are always ready to do good to others and they are ready to sacrifice their comforts for others.  These friends are full of self-confidence, enough moral courage and self-control.  They are not only my friends but are the friends and well wishers of many people in the society.  I call these friends as true friends.  Let us try to know something about true friend and true friendship taking help from internet.

True Friend & True Friendship:

A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself.

True friendship is when someone knows you better than yourself and takes a position in your best interest in a crisis. Friendship goes beyond just sharing time together and it is long lasting.

Anybody who has true friend is very lucky and it is like getting priceless wealth. I consider all my five friends to be priceless. They are more than five Pandavas. Including me we become “Sixer”. Together we try to do unconventional, great and useful things for society. We do share lot of lighter moments together, but ultimately we are into doing something new every time. We always believe, “Abhi toh ye angdai hai, aage aur ladhai hai” (अभी तो ये अंगड़ाई है , आगे और लढाई है ) In English we can say , this is just the beginning, there is lot of fighting waiting for us. With all positive energy we all the friends fight for greater good for our society.

Wish us best of luck.