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True Friendship Is A Gift

Updated on March 10, 2017

Where are your friends

When your down and out?

When you get to the point,

You feel you want to shout,

From the loneliness inside.

You begin to doubt,

Where are your friends,

When your down and out?

A true friend is measured

By what's inside,

Love, caring and true friendship,

One just cannot hide.

To always be there,

Through thick and thin,

Knowing at the end of all battles,

That we are going to win.

To have a true friend,

Is a gift indeed.

Knowing they will be there,

For you when you have a need.

Even if it's just,

A listening ear,

To be there for you,

Just to hear,

What you have to say.

Knowing they'll never tell,

Anyone else and,

To know and sense all's well.


To know inside,

That somebody cares,

Is a wonderful feeling,

That nothing compares.

Are you that kind of friend,

To someone out there?

Who will take the time,

To show that you care?

There are people out there,

Who feel down and out,

And just need a friend,

To help ease their doubt,

About things in their life,

That may bring them down.

Just to know they have a friend.

Who will be around.

And stick by their side,

What 'ere comes their way.

Having a hug or a smile.

And a gentle word to say.

To comfort those who feel down,

Just knowing they have a friend around,

Can make all the difference,

In someone's life,

And help ease the pain,

Or suffering or strife.

I choose to and hope,

To be a true friend.

To be there for someone,

A helping hand to lend.


What is your choice?

Who will you be?

A friend close by to help,

Or someone no one will see?

My hope is that all,

Will have at least one true friend.

Someone you can count on,

Right to the very end.


This poem is dedicated to my dear friend Carol. She is the meaning of a true friend. I only hope people can find a friend such as her in their lives. Thank you Carol for being the best friend anyone could ever have. Love you lots!


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    • Field-Of-Flowers profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from Midwest, USA

      Thank you Capper for your encouragement! I'm glad you enjoy it! : - )

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      22 months ago

      Good Job Carol! Love it :-)

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      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      What a beautiful tribute to a good friend and all friends everywhere! Voted up and beautiful!

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      6 years ago from United States

      I enjoyed reading your poem, it is very moving. Thank you!

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      6 years ago from PNG

      I love this beautiful poem. Its so true - True friendship is a gift. Teaches me to love and cherish them. Thank you for sharing.

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      6 years ago from a southern georgia peach

      Awwh this is a beautiful poem. I love it..there is nothing like a true friend, and they are rare to have nowadays, but I always try to be a true friend to any and all, because I value the friendships I have..:)

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      6 years ago from United States

      Loved it!

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      6 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      What an inspiring poem... You are a true friend indeed. Carol is lucky to have you in her life. Thank you for sharing this encouraging piece.

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      6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Thank you rahul0324, Movie Master, carol3san and whittwrites for your wonderful comments and the votes! I appreciate them all. Thank you for letting me know how much you enjoy this and I hope all who read this will as well. True friendship is indeed a gift and may there be many more who find this treasure in their lives.

      May you all have a great day! :-)

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      T.B Whitt 

      6 years ago from the Philly area

      This poem reminds me of my wife who has had that one true friend for over thirty years. I loved your poem

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      Carolyn Sands 

      6 years ago from Hollywood Florida

      Hi there. Love your poetry. Its nice to know that you have a true friend. You can probably write on that subject forever. Voted up and useful.

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      True friendship is a gift indeed - a beautiful poem thank you and voted up.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      You and Carol are so lucky to have each other! True friendship is a gift from god and not everyone receives it!!

      Those who do like you and me... are very lucky

      A very beautiful write :)

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      6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hello Jasonponic, whittwrites, Vidya Mallar, Voronwe, Pamela99, Deborah Brooks, writer20 and billybuc. A big thank you to each and every one of you for your encouraging comments! I woke up at 3:20 this morning and wrote this. The first few lines had been going around in my mind so I thought it was a good idea to write them down. As I started to write, the words for the rest of the poem just flowed out. It brings a smile to my face knowing how much each of you enjoy it and thanks for all the votes!

      May each of you have a great day, and may your lives be touched with a true friend! :-)

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      This is so well done and speaks the truth. Bravo my friend! Excellent work.

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      lovely true poem and wonderfully written.

      Vote up and beautiful, Joyce.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Haaaa True friendship hard to find but when you do it's awesome this is a beautiful write

      blessings. to you

      voted up


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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      So true and beautifully written. Voted up & beautiful.

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      6 years ago

      Beautiful poem! Great thoughts on a true friend. You are very lucky to have one! They can make your world so much more easier and clearer...voted up.

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      Vidya Mallar 

      6 years ago from India

      Nice hub . Evryone will love it those who value 4nship, have a good day

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      T.B Whitt 

      6 years ago from the Philly area

      All I can say is, what a great, great poem. There is a lot of truth especiall in th fact, life is so much greater when we have at least one true friend.

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      Jason Ponic 

      6 years ago from Albuquerque

      Awesome hub! Vote up!


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