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Friendship Speech
March 25, 2006

So many people say that you wonít amount to anything, you wonít make it, you wonít succeed- unless youíre on your own. But those people forget the heroes standing behind them- the unsung warriors- the brave fighters and peacemakers- who make life what it is. These people are friends, compadres, amigos, amis and even the chums- add the vibrancy and color to this world that is otherwise a monotone black and white. These people- who no matter what is wrong and what they are doing, support you every step of the way and hold you up when youíre falling.

Ladies and gentlemen, never forget these people watching you, guarding you through lifeís hardships. They will be your light, your happiness to guide you through this never ending darkness. If soon forgotten, the marks- and sometimes even the scars- these people cast on your heart will still exist, though their reasoning may be lost. Everyone you meet- every single person impacts you in some way, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem at the time. Then there are those people- the special people to touch your heart- who leave marks so big or so deep on your soul, that you could never forget their mark no matter how much you try. These people will hold the greatest impact on your life and whose presence will stick with through all times. There marks aid to characterize who you are and how your life will go.

These heroes will be able to tell you whatís wrong, even though you may not know it yourself. The look in your eyes- they see through your lies, even if they blind you. You can tell them youíre fine- straight face lie- and theyíll see straight through it. You canít fool them, canít trick them- they know you too well. Donít even try it- itís not worth the effort.

They are your sunshine, your hope, your light. You canít let them extinguish or youíll extinguish yourself. You need them to hold you together- to hold your seams together while youíre breaking apart.  Theyíll hold you when you break down and cry. Theyíll share your pain- no matter rough it may be or how much you hurt. These fighters just want to bring your pain to a halt and make sure no matter what- youíll be okay.

They will listen to your problems, and give advice when you canít find it in your own heart- even when the truth may not be what you want to hear. Theyíll do anything- no matter how silly and crude- just to make you smile.

Your flaws are embraced- these amigos know you arenít perfect. Theyíll accept you for who you are- even if they disagree with who you are or what you do.

You can call them- any time of day- rain or shine- just to have someone to talk to, to cry to.

They will take you out and treat you, just to make sure youíre fed and well.

These warriors become your everything and consume what you thought life was.
Please, remember these everyday heroes who have done so much for your life. They are here for you- they would even die for you- how could you even begin to toss them away? Something so simple that becomes to embody something even greater- something that almost seems not human. These kind creatures- uncaring about themselves and more forgiving than even the earth itself- are what make life special and worth living. The earth needs the sun to light up its surface, just as we need the friends and family who are watching our backs. Please, I beg of you, donít let this earthly wonder slip you by. Embrace the ones you love, and who love you. Donít let that soft flame extinguish. Hold it and protect it from the impending storm. Who knows when youíll need these heroes later, or when theyíll need you- but no matter what, donít let the true miracles that have come into your life slip away.
I decided I'd post up some of my speeches from my public speaking class. Everyone has loved them so much that I figured I'd share them.

For this one, we had to write a motivation/ inspirational speech. If I'm not mistaken, I got a B+ on this one.
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UniqueAndProud Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
This is amazing, it brightened my day and its so true!
Iskrypelis Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
That just briliant :)
Kaminari2Mizu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
may I use this for my speech (not for my school but just for extra currirular) ? pleasee?
cikqiena Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
hey, where is the button share???
i want to tell all my buddies about this speech.... its sooo damn cool.... love it....
Zefuria Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
hey great work i cant believe people actually copied this and marked it as your own! i wish you keep doing these things
ca-yuuki Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
hey can I use this for my mini speech in my class??

my professor said to memorize a mini-speech..can I use this??thanks in advance
andreaofdx8 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
You are absolutely right in every single word ! This speech is AWESOME ! I liked it and I was speechless after reading it. I was SHOCKED and AMAZED while reading saying as if you were in my head to write these words !
shadow3179 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
i loved this so much I'm going to use this for my speech project.I just need the writers name.If I don't get it then I can't use this
atzahmed Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
dis speech is totally brilliant love it!!1
krizzy91 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   Writer
AMAZING!!!! it's really great :)

Can I use this for my speech on Monday? if it is ok?? ^^
The-Laughing-Lunatic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You might want to read this. It's from the writer/creator of this speech-[link]
darlyjamesoir Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Excellent...and by the way can I use this for my speech in our is a good message for them
jaden1241 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Hey, can I use this for my class? Coz I know that they'll be touched like me.
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Fluffylover100 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
...Is this a published speech and if so could I use it for mpa(memorized public address) I really like it.
fireheart56 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Hey i was woundering i have to take a speech made from some other person and read it in class do you think i could read yours im taking no credit for it i just want to read it. Would that be ok?
chzchan3 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
That was so beautiful.
I am still speechless at how amazing this is.
oxlalalaurxo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
hey , i think this is written very well and i would like to say this for my ninth grade declamation. i need to introduce the speech i would need your full name , and where the speech was said . thank you very much , good job ! (:
ComradeJoJo Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
that really is amazing.
brilliant :+fav:
AskTheNarrator Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
Thank you so much for the kind words!

And I appreciate the favorite too, for some reason, people tend to not like my speeches much when I put them on DA.
ComradeJoJo Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
my pleasure:D
i was meant to add that that speech touched me.
it made a lot of sence to me, especially since most of my friends are off to France for a school trip, I just remembered how much the mean to me!:)

AskTheNarrator Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
That's what I was aiming for.

It's similar to me as well this year, even though I wrote it last year, since one of my friends is off to the military, and others will be going across the nation for college. It's funny how you don't appreciate them until they may be gone.
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