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A song about a friend (repost due to forum change)

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Master
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0 posted 02-07-2000 05:56 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

And yet another song/poem that i've translated. THis one is from V. Vysotsky a famous Russian bard.


If your friend just became a man,
Not a friend, not a foe,-- so-so,
When you cannot tell from the start,
If heís strong in his heart, --
To the peaks take this man -- donít fret!
Do not leave him alone, on his own,
Let him share the same view with you--
Then youíll know if heís true.

If the guy on the peak got weak,
If he lost all his care -- got scared,
Took a step on the frost -- got lost,
Tripped and screamed in exhaust, ó
Then the one you held close is false,
Do not bother to yell-- expel, --
We canít take those aboard, and in short
We donít sing of his sort.

If the guy didnít whine nor pine,
HE was dull and upset, but went,
And when you slipped from the cliff,
He heaved, holding you in his grip;
If he walked right along, seemed strong,
On the top stood like he belonged, --
Then, when the chances seem slim,
You can count on him!



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Master
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1 posted 02-07-2000 07:54 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Sometimes, to really know whether your friendship is real or not, you have to put your friend in a difficult situation and see how he/she reacts. This is what the poem is about!
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Why, of course, that is what it is about!! Great wisdom in this, Master!  

Denise
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3 posted 02-08-2000 06:40 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Thank you Denise, personally this is one of my favorites of this poet.
 
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