Strangers vs Friends

When you have something to celebrate,
Or face something that you hate,
When you are bored out of your mind,
Or there are tasks and you’re lagging behind,
You know you never have to do it alone,
Just blast your friends’ phone.

They are the ones who cheer you up,
Stand by you when times get rough.
They are the ones you rely on,
When life makes you feel torn,
Oh, it’s so nice to have friends,
They are the world’s best presents.

But having friends can be scary,
You open up your vulnerabilities,
And friends forever is such a myth,
Those are rare, so offbeat,
‘Cause many just put on their mask,
Till they are done with their task.

Friends are indeed beautiful creatures,
But I’d rather associate with strangers,
‘Cause strangers don’t backstab,
They don’t know your crap,
Strangers can’t hurt you,
The way friends do.

Featured image by: Bhakti Kulmala from Pixabay

60 Comments Add yours

  1. Sad but true for me too.

    The older I get the less I believe in lasting friendship.

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      It’s kinda sad… Growing up shakes away all our idealistic views… πŸ˜‚

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  2. Brad Osborne says:

    It is inevitable that the people who know us best, best know how to hurt us. Well written, little one!

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Brad! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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  3. yash says:

    What a beautiful poem, shreya.
    But with time strangers become friends too.

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Yash. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯° And yeahh… We meet nice strangers and give them knives hoping they won’t plunge it on our back… πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ

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      1. yash says:

        Hahaha.. Let’s hope 🀞

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      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  4. Sukanya says:

    Lovely poem ❀️

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Sukanya! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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  5. Ah, this is so true and this hits the right chord.

    It’s so beautiful Shreya!

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you sooooo much, Rashmi!! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️ Your appreciation means a lot to me. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– So sorry about not being regular or talking to you much lately… A lot of things are happening. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜ Miss you so much and love you loads and loads! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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      1. That’s completely okay Shreya, you know I love reading you, so you’ll find me here always πŸ€—

        I hope things are happening for good!
        I miss you too girl, take careπŸ€—πŸ˜Š

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      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        It’s doing good. I’m currently writing for another blog too. Just reblogged one article. πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Akshita! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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  6. Era says:

    Beautifully written and true πŸ’™

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thanks a million, Era! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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      1. Era says:

        πŸ’™πŸ€—

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      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        πŸ€—β™₯️

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  7. Sad truth. People who know you more will hurt you more.
    Well written.

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much!! I hope people who know you just shower you with loads of love and never hurt you. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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      1. Thanks. Hope the same for you πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

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      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  8. Wonderful post πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much! Really means a lot. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  9. Jackjones says:

    Your a very beautiful woman

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much!

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  10. Beautifully written, Shreya β™₯️

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Shweta! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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      1. My pleasure 😊

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      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  11. Friends are the best indeed. However when you care deeply about someone, you give them the power to hurt you too

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Truee… πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”

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  12. Hehe..
    Hey Stranger..
    No Stranger than me..;)

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Haha… Hi Stranger! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–

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      1. SMiLes Your Post
        Really Resonated
        As someone today
        Visiting my Blog
        For Years Now
        Said they Would
        Never Comment
        Again Because
        i Hold A Different
        Religious And
        Political Belief…
        i Find People in
        Other Countries
        Like Yours more
        With Open Minds
        To Differences
        Pleasing
        You
        β€˜Strangers’
        Are Really Lovely
        Strangers indeed..πŸ’•

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      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        Wow!! Every person is entitled to their own religious and political beliefs. It’s kinda rude to say something like that. Take care!! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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      3. SMiLes Waves
        Are A Bit Rough
        In The U.S.
        But my
        Backyard
        Forest is
        Naked of
        All Politics
        And Religion
        Just a Bird on
        A Naked Wing
        Like me others
        Ironically
        Name
        Sin
        But hehe
        Birds πŸ¦… Fly
        Over Cuckoo’s
        Nests With no
        Worries as
        They are
        Just
        Free
        As
        The Wind Flies
        Them And the
        Ocean Swims
        Fish Preceding
        Humans Free in
        Heaven Now as
        Far As Trees And
        Forest Sees in my
        Backyard my Garden
        Of Eden That me
        And
        My
        Wife
        Share
        And Give
        Naked Free
        My Pet Name
        For Her is Eve
        She Tempts
        Me Each
        Day
        Always
        With
        Sweet
        Apples
        Of Delight
        And i Love
        All Snakes
        too as they
        Live Free in
        Heaven Now too🐸

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      4. Shreya Joshi says:

        This is beautiful!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

        Liked by 1 person

      5. SMiles
        And
        SMiles😁

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      6. Shreya Joshi says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you, Cindy! πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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  13. Ishita Gupta says:

    Tragically beautifulπŸ’ž

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Ishita! πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Anjali says:

    This is beautifully written ❀️
    Keep up the good work!
    I also have a blog do check it out…
    Don’t forget to like and follow

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Anjali! I’ll surely check it out. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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  15. Reminds me of my friends ☺️

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      They are the lucky bunch… Love them to bits πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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  16. Raaj says:

    Beautiful!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much! β™₯️

      Liked by 1 person

  17. ThinkTalk says:

    How sadly true. But oh so why?!
    Beautiful.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      I don’t know why… πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”
      Thank you so much! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ

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  18. patience19 says:

    There’s a time in my life that I was scared of friendship. But subsequently I realized that who I am is an attraction of the kind of people that will be around me. So I think I was able to attract a true and reliable friend😁.

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      That’s nicee… It’s great to have reliable friends. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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  19. Carol anne says:

    Hugs! Your right. Strangers dont backstab! I love my friends, but sometimes I feel more comfortable talking to a stranger!

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