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Friendship Begins - a haiku. What is a true Friend?

Updated on August 11, 2013
"Good Friends......
"Good Friends...... | Source
...are like flowers....
...are like flowers.... | Source

Friendship begins.......

Friendship begins with

a smile, a handshake, a drink

something clicks within.

Friendship can begin

any age with any one

when we are open

When Friendships begin

life is more joyful and fun

sharing and laughter

When Friendship begins

sometimes it blooms into love

Lovers can stay friends

When friendships begin

I wonder, will my heart break

If I let you in

If a Friendship ends

memories only remain

no regrets, tears, pain

Making friends as we age can become more challenging and certainly, in my experience friendships ebb and flow as our circumstances and families change. I am fortunate that, amongst my friends, I have a wonderful girfriend whom I have known since I was nineteen. She and I are now both in our fifties, live in two separate countries and yet when we meet it is as if no time has passed whatsoever.

I have met friends who started as work colleagues, through my children, in one case by answering an ad in a local paper from a woman, also from the UK, looking for someone to go to the movies with - her husband didn't like the same type of films and, more recently, through facebook.

There are friends who no longer appear in my life but who I still think about ,whose lives are now so different from my own. In the last few years I have met and made some wonderful women friends in Canada, it took a few years to "get it" - social interactions here are different and the cues are not quite so obvious.

In my professional life I meet and counsel women who do not have any friends or who have been unlucky to have had friendship experiences that betrayed them, making them less trustful.

For me true friends are as important as family - maybe because I have a small family and, we are lucky to be able to choose our friends - although I often find they choose me:-)

I think being the friend you would like to have is the most important aspect of any relationship - it takes work, practice and sometimes it can be heartbreaking but, it's worth it. One friend, one true friend in the world, is worth more than all the gold.

What makes a true friend? Vote or comment in the poll below.

What makes a true friend?

A true friend is someone who....

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    • Lizam1 profile image

      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thank you unknown is indeed a beautiful thing.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Friendship is a beautiful thing. lovely write.

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thanks for reading.

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Whowas I do certainly agree. Thanks for reading.

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      debugs 5 years ago from Odessey777, Umbris

      Friendship is a soul connection.

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      whowas 5 years ago

      That's a lovely and inspiring piece on the nature and value of friendship. I am sure that one of the most importance signs of friendship is that, in an atmosphere of mutual respect, all parties concerned can relax and be themselves without fear or anxiety. Loving acceptance of one to the other is key, wouldn't you say?

      Nice Haikus by the way!

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      Lizam1 6 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thanks. Yes a true friend is always a friend despite distance.

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      Lizam1 6 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thanks for the kind comment and reading.

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have a friend that lives in Hawaii and her and I have been friends since we were 15. Have not seen her in many years but I know that when we do it will be as if we saw each other yesterday.

      Loved your haiku!

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      This is beautiful Lizam! Welcome to the hub!

    • Lizam1 profile image

      Lizam1 6 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thank you - good to meet you on hub pages - a new hub friend

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      Shampa Sadhya 6 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and beautiful!

      I really loved it. I believe that true friends are an asset of one's life. You have written and presented your thought very nicely.

    • Lizam1 profile image

      Lizam1 6 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thank you. You have a great hubsite.

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      A wonderful expression of true friendship. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

    • debugs profile image

      debugs 6 years ago from Odessey777, Umbris

      Don't worry Lizam, seems she shall catch up with Kindle and I will wait for her to bring the subject up when she does :)

    • Lizam1 profile image

      Lizam1 6 years ago from Victoria BC

      Oh yes good comment. May you and your friend have many non kindle together times....

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      debugs 6 years ago from Odessey777, Umbris

      A true friend is someone who lays off when she knows that you do not wanna talk about Kindle even if you are so eager to tel her so :) LOL Get the drift?

    • Lizam1 profile image

      Lizam1 6 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thanks - I appreciate you reading!

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      Maree Michael Martin 6 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      I loved your poem, so cute to use Pooh and Piglet.


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