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Are my friends even real?-

Hahah, everyone’s following the “Inspired from Shakespeare’s ‘Friends and Flatterers'” thing so I decided to post mine too!
Check out Anisha’s, Sneha’s, Sid’s and A’s posts!

So, well I took my inspiration from this poem. I felt that, we all have some fake friends, who just pretend and well yeahh. That’s why I wrote this one.

The poem ‘Friends and Flatterers’ is written by William Shakespeare, who is considered the greatest playwright of all time. The speaker warns the reader not to fall prey to flatterers and one should know one’s worth to avoid becoming a victim of flattery.

~Some person on the internet 😂

Explains better? I hope. Lol. Anyway, read the poem and I hope you like it!

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A loyal mind, or an appearance sleek?
Who are the real you underneath?
A flatterer, bold and pretentious,
Or a true friend, the most precious?

Flatterers, everywhere, ostentatious and falsely kind,
I never know what goes on in your mind,
Real friends are the true ones, hard to find.
What if I leave the best ones behind?

Everyone shall be your friend,
But only a few would stick till the end,
Few, who would be through thick and thin,
And the flatterers will remain like they have been.

Flatterers are with you when good things arise,
But disappear when the fortune frowns upon,
For failure and impecunious people are all they despise,
All they would do is leave you with deceit and cries.

True are those, who would comfort you,
And wipe your tears away,
True are the ones who will never abandon,
Faithful and loyal, they will always stay.

Flatterers don’t miss you when you were gone,
They miss you when you move on,
True ones will always be happy for you,
They would even kill for you.

Think twice before choosing,
Between a friend and flatterer,
A flatterer would only hurt,
But a friend would be the cure.

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With this, I complete 40 poems here, on this blog! (excluding the Namjoon Bias Anthem 😂😂)

I hope you like reading them, and I’ll be writing more so stay tuned!!

Take care of yourselves and the loved ones around you! Stay safe and healthy (and wealthy, no I’m kidding pls) Get enough sleep because why not? And yeahh be happy because yes 💜
Tips from Lili – When you can’t give reasons, just use “why not?” and “yes” 😌✋

pls give me credit if u use/repost this, thank u! pinterest :  tattooedavenue | Purple quotes, Lavender quotes, Reminder quotes

34 thoughts on “Are my friends even real?-

  1. So I’m not exactly an expert on Shakespeare, but I’ve read enough about him over the years that I don’t ever remember a poem called Friends and Flatterers. I did some Googling around, and while some sources say that this poem is by Shakespeare, and some scholars once believed it was by Shakespeare, it is actually taken from the poem As It Fell Upon A Day by Richard Barnfield, a contemporary of Shakespeare.

    Regardless, I like your poem 🙂

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      1. Interesting.

        After I wrote that, I saw on Wikipedia that the poem was originally published in a book that said that it was poems by Shakespeare, but later scholars believe that most of them actually were not. So that explains why I was seeing legitimate sources say it was Shakespeare and other legitimate sources say it was not.

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    1. Oh well, I guess that’s a mystery 😂😂 Wikipedia does have some things wrong though, so maybe you’re right. Anyways, I’ll just edit the post so yeah, thank you for telling me that!

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    1. Thank you! Ive noticed that you’ve been following me for a while now, and I checked your blog out! It’s really pretty and totally matches my aesthetic! Tysm for your comment 💙

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  2. Love this, Lili! Your poem is so relatable. We’ve all had our fair share of fake friends and it’s really not anyone’s fault. I hope we continue to find and pick our true friends 💜

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    1. Thank you! Fr, in these two years, real situations have truly exposed my fake friends, I’m happy to have cut them off. I too hope the same! 💜 Also congratulations on hitting 250!! Keep going ✨

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      1. You’re so right! These past 2 years have also revealed who are and who aren’t my true friends. I’m happy I have amazing friends now and even though I haven’t met most of you, I still love you all💜💜

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  3. Love how you expressed this so beautifully!!!
    Amajin poet lili once again leaves us jungshook!!
    Wonderfully written, keep it up!! ❤
    Tysm for the mention UnU ❤
    Congrats on writing 40 poems!! 40 poems I- wow gurl that's a lot!
    Keep writing forever ❤

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