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Friendship: Just Like a Palm Tree

Friendship: Just Like a Palm Tree By Izunna Okafor From the crusts of lonely loams It gently roots inner and outer And softly pullulates harder and taller To register its purpose to mankind. Like the trunk, the bond glues harder To the closely open hearts of soil Who signed for mutual reciprocation. Its oil heals internal and external wounds Smoothens the rough path in the journey of life And generally satisfies the ravenous and thirsty mind Amidst love, sweetness and uncommon affableness. It is a shelter To those who faithfully embrace it It is a protection From both the seen and the unseen blitzes. Though it might be swayed or troubled at times The frond fans away fears, worries and anxieties And breezes up pleasure and comfort Drawing from the wind and coolness of the heavens above. From its base to the apex Valuable is every tranche thereof Beholding its mutual and universal foredeal Both in the long and the short runs. Just like a palmtree Friendship is fecund, impactful, virtuous and gainful Though bad may fitfully come therefrom That, the good utterly outweighs. About the Poet: Izunna Okafor is a bourgeoning novelist, poet, journalist, essayist, publicist, administrator and an Igbo Language Activist who hails from Ebenator in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State. He writes both in Igbo and English Languages, and has published enormously in both. Izunna, a graduate of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, has won over 20 literary awards, has four published books to his credit, in addition to hundreds of online publications, which cut across Journalism and Creative Writing.

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