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Fair Weather Friends Are My Good Friends by Akinwale Peace

Akinwale Peace

Fair Weather Friends Are My Good Friends.
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Fair weather friends are my good friends
They're the world that comes dur'ng harvest
and lick the oil. During dryness,
They're gone like a mov'ng wreath of cloud.
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Fair weather friends are my good friends
They'll tell me, they're there to stab me;
I trust my enemies than friends
A friend will lie, foes speak the truth.
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Fair weather friends are my good friends
They know the good times to  bad times;
They're a strong wind with violent breeze
Throwing me down yet cooling my soul.
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Fair weather friends are my good friends
They'll say the earth is in my shoe_
I smile for I know I'm a fool
The earth in my shoe gives sweet pain.
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Fair weather friends are my good friends
Everlast'ng are they when they kill
They're like the skillful cunning art
that draws and draw a pic to mar.
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"words from the innocent mind"
            Philip Peace

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