By Mira S.

Friends will be there for you

and if they are not, then they’re fake.

The real ones will be there when you need it most.

They will give you all the attention you need.

The fake ones will close gates in front of your face

and not give any grace.

But in the end, the real and true friends will be shown to you.

The fake ones will leave you out and shut your mouth

but the real ones will stand up for you.

But know that pain from the outside is never as bad as words

those will stick to you forever.

If I have advice to give you, it’s to not let your friends double-cross you

and if they do, then befriend them.

Fake friends will bring you down but no one

can make that frown go upside

down like true friends do.

The fake ones will close gates in front of your face

and not give any grace.

But in the end, the real and true friends will be shown to you.

Life will be hard,

And friendships will suffer.

Even the best of friends will fight.

When you feel invisible

it might just be your vision

just remember there are always two sides to every story

You’ll think your side is always right

but you won’t know until you talk to them.

Don’t be afraid

if they are your true friends, they will forgive you

as you will forgive them

So when you find real and true friends, hold on close

and remember, they’re one in a million.

Mira S. is a Level 2 student who plays the piano and does gymnastics.

Publishing work by students at Alpha, a K-12 school in Austin, TX. Learn more at www.go-alpha.org.