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That's What Friends Are For

Updated on November 10, 2015

Remember that song, "That's What Friends Are For" performed by Dionne Warwick and featuring Gladys Knight, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder in 1982? I was too young to see it, but that doesn't mean that I didn't grow up with it. I follow it and understand it's true meaning even more today. I'm lucky to have quite a few friends in my life I can count on. Not everyone does. Because of my relationship experiences and my childhood, I have some major trust issues anyway so it's an amazing and refreshing feeling to have friends I can count on. I've even found some friends on Facebook. Social media is a rare place to find reliable friends, but not impossible.

I found some the information on the song here:

Friendly Poetry

For My Friends

Enjoy the ones you love now because you never know
Take each daay as it comes
And never get mad over the stupid little things
Work hard to keep special people close
Tell them how much they mean to you
If they just shrug and roll their eyes uninterested
Then they aren't worth your time
You meet bad apples all through your life
So only indulge in the fresh carmel dipped one with the chocolate center
And keep in mind that they didn't always look that way
So cherish their imperfections and their bad choices
It's the time when you do the most work
But it's worth all the blood, sweat and tears
If you have someone in mind
Then you should both consider yourselves lucky
Because neither of you could get by in this with crazy world without the other

One True Friend

It's all I really need
We learned by trial and error
We've had many
Said things and did things we regret
Left each other alone for a time
But, learned our place when we reconnected
I remember desperately wanting
To beg and plead for your forgiveness
Hoping you'd be my one true friend again
But, I was patient and let you come to me
Which you did
From that moment on, I charished every moment
The laughter and the tears
I refused to have a repeat of losing my sister again
Looking back at the whispers, secrets that were kept
Hearts that were broken
Boys that had come and gone
Because of a friendship of two sisters that are here to stay
Even through all the clouds of gray
Somedays I worry that we are losing touch
But that's because this friendship means so much
I've always looked at you
And thought you were prettier than me
A better writer than I
An artist that I can never compare to
I understand what you went through
I know your pain
And you know mine
I doubt I could handle what you have
And visa versa
But I'm here for you whenever you need me
I'm always here to listen
When you pour out your heart
And laugh when we share
Old memories of our younger days
Memories I'll share with you
Live new ones with
Until there are no memories left

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    • Amanda Abbott profile imageAUTHOR

      Meredith McLarty 

      3 years ago from Sioux City, IA

      Thanks, Jodah. I appreciate it.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Very nice poems about friendship. Well done Meredyth.


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