My friends, you are friends,
Hence me calling you friends.
What friend does not address his friends with “friend?”
I make it clear I am your friend,
Otherwise I would be an enemy
In search of the gullible and foolhardy.
Which, by coincidence, are categories you so perfectly fall under,
But I am your friend, not an enemy.
Do not mislabel me, or dangerous consequences may follow,
And, incidentally, I may become your enemy.
I do not wish to be an opposition, my friends.
My friends, my friends,
You are my friends,
And I hold no other friends,
Because you are my friends,
For I trust you to not be my enemy,
As you trust me to be your friend.
I can feel your enthusiasm, so may this friendship last forever.
Copyright © Daniel Handschuh | Year Posted 2017