I Have a True Friend

I have a friend, I have such a true friend
The kind for whom the wait seemed very long
One whom I can rely on to defend
Me everywhere and always, all along

The track of suddenly purposeful life
Stretching ahead as far as I can see
Undaunted by what loud surrounding strife
Or inner interference there may be

Like Joan of Arc, brave Dunois partnered by
Whom battle in guarded her fragile back
I have beside me something mighty I
Of which until this moment mourned the lack

The energy which such a friendship bring
Can make our whole world to get up and sing