True friends are not dream-slashers (friendship poem)

What does friendship mean? Let’s take a clue from the Friendship Poem.

The secret to choosing the right friendships for you, starts with a short friendship poem (perfect for International Friendship Day, July 30)

Choose friends wisely, the portrait they paint
Is who you are and who you ain’t.
Friendship is life’s great support
When friends are of the right sort.
For all your dreams do they make room,
Or bring you down with doom and gloom?
You will know a friendship is true
When it brings out the best in you.

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Limerick – Happy Parents

This one is for all the parents and soon-to-be parents reading.  If you don’t already have a sense of humor, now is a good time to get one.  You’re going to need it.

Parenting is pure happiness.
Full of mumminess and pappiness
You jump for joy
When you hear “It’s a boy”
And the room is filled with clappiness

But one thing leads to another, and the story continues a few years down the road…

Before long I’m willing to wager
You’re living with a teenager
You pray for the day
That he moves away
To study full time or his major

Feel free to add your own limericks to complete the story or to add a fresh perspective (one can never have too many limericks, can one?).  Let’s see how creative you can be.  After all, what follows are sleepless nights, first steps, birthday parties, ballet lessons and hockey games… all the way until those days when you find yourself in the empty nest.