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Quotes about friendship and poem on friendship

Updated on February 27, 2012

On friendship -

The loss of my friend still weighs heavily on my mind.. I just wanted to give expression to that heavy feeling but so filled with lovely memories in my heart.

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melody Beattie

This quotes seems to sum up our relationship and lives. We were strangers and met under strange circumstances, she was my friend’s colleague and was facing a problem in her life. She was referred to me and we just hit it off from the word go... a great friendship was born.


Quotes about friendship

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. - C.S. Lewis

“We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.” ― Tim McGraw

"And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed." - Kahlil Gibran

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. ~Dave Tyson Gentry

There is nothing we like to see so much as the gleam of pleasure in a person's eye when he feels that we have sympathized with him, understood him. At these moments something fine and spiritual passes between two friends. These are the moments worth living. - Don Marquis

In the spiritual life nowhere do our ideals meet the actual more truly than in how we relate to each other, in how we make, sustain and are friends. - James Ishmael Ford

For more quotes about friendship ..

Poems on friendship - To have known you

You and I,
We have sat on those stairways,
Silence embracing our days,
Saying nothing, just being together,
I knew the heaviness of your heart,
You sensed the empathy on my part,
Words were never much between us,
I could reach you with just a smile, a touch,
You did not want the words,
That would mar our worlds,
The pressure of your hand on mine,
To assure me that you were fine,
The look in your eyes would convey,
What your words were reluctant to say,
The tears that edged your eyes,
Where from your heart that was incised,
The courage and patience you did show,
Of your substance we came to know
The woman you were,
A kind so rare!
Our happy days never did reveal,
The strength within you, like solid steel,
With your warmth, your smile,
Your simple lifestyle,
You have made an impact,
Friends and admirers it did attract,
I am so glad to have been there for you,
A true blessing it was to have known you,
I am so proud of you my friend,
You were to me a godsend!

A Tribute - To have known you

Friendship born of gratitude which later bloomed into genuine understanding of each other and being there for each other. In a few years she had endeared herself to me, her values, her love, her genuineness all appealed to my soul. She was not much of a speaker and I being on the opposite end of the spectrum, learned to respect her silences.

It was the things we had in common that attracted us first, but it was our differences and our respect for each other that helped us value each other so much.

Friendship is not about sharing the best times together, it is a commitment to love and being there for each other when things go wrong. I am so blessed to have known her, “Doc T” as I called her, in my life.

I have learned a few things from her, utmost patience, to be firm and stand up for myself when I need to, she also convinced me that tough love was good, a major lesson for a person who was all mush.

She was a natural leader, a fighter and a dreamer. She had great visions... yet to be realized.. I just believe she has left that legacy to her future generations.

Friendship isn’t about how long we have been together but about how much we shared with each other. Friendship is about letting everything drop just to be with the other when he/she needs you. It is about honesty and revelation of the soul. The ability to trust without worrying about being misunderstood. It is about being yourself in the other’s company. In friendship there is no greater or lessor, it is the common ground that makes friendship the breeding ground for a strong relationship. My only regret is that I had not known DocT longer.


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    • shimmering Dawn profile imageAUTHOR

      shimmering Dawn 

      6 years ago

      Haikutwinkle, Thank you for your kind words. I am truly blessed with great friends.. she was one such.. and getting to know you has been a balm for my soul. Haiku, I have to meet her daughter tomorrow and I am at a loss what to tell her. Thanks for dropping by and standing by with me:) Have a blessed day!

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      6 years ago

      I'm truly sorry for your loss...

      You reminded me how much I really appreciate the encounters in life, both online and offline. With God's blessings, I survived the big earthquake on March 11 in Japan. If Japan didn't have such advanced earthquake-resistant system, we would all have perished under the rubble...

      Life is too precious to be taken for granted.

      It is a blessing to be alive, well and to have the chance to encounter more wonderful people in life ;)

    • shimmering Dawn profile imageAUTHOR

      shimmering Dawn 

      6 years ago

      Vinaya, she was a truly wonderful person. It is a week now and I am still in pain...Gibran is always balm for the soul.. he will always be my best poet/philosopher any day..

      Have a blessed day! Peace and love!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      I loved Kahlil Gibran's friendship quote. Your view on friendship and your friend is very inspiring.

      Your poem is very beautiful. I choose these lines.

      "I knew the heaviness of your heart,

      You sensed the empathy on my part,"

      Truly wonderful!

    • shimmering Dawn profile imageAUTHOR

      shimmering Dawn 

      6 years ago

      Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss, I guess I know how it feels. This was the first time for me and I was overwhelmed. (((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))))) and love to you. Sending prayers your way for your healing. Have a blessed day! Peace.

    • shimmering Dawn profile imageAUTHOR

      shimmering Dawn 

      6 years ago

      AE, Thank you for sharing my pain. I am glad that I have found such support here from you and all others. Have a blessed day! Peace!

    • shimmering Dawn profile imageAUTHOR

      shimmering Dawn 

      6 years ago

      Ruchira, Yes, indeed, I have a store house of great memories to take me through this. She has been an inspiration. Thank you for the support and your kind words. Have a blessed day! Peace!

    • shimmering Dawn profile imageAUTHOR

      shimmering Dawn 

      6 years ago

      Frank you are so right, her death and loss has strengthened me more. When you have faced something you are stronger and more resilient than before. Thank you for the support. Your kind words have been a balm to my soul. Be a blessing. Peace.

    • shimmering Dawn profile imageAUTHOR

      shimmering Dawn 

      6 years ago

      Timorous, thank you for being there. It has been terrible to see her suffer so during the last three months. Now, she is free of pain, and I need to be thankful for the gift she was to me. Both her life and her death have impacted me greatly. Life and death are different sides of the coin. I appreciate your support all through. Be blessed. Peace.

    • shimmering Dawn profile imageAUTHOR

      shimmering Dawn 

      6 years ago

      Billybuc, Thank you so much. I have not feared death so much, but loss does seem to rip you apart. I appreciate the support and the kind words very much. You are a blessing. Peace.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Shimmering Dawn.. I just lost a very good friendship and now I have a broken heart.. this hub really got to me.voted way up so sorry Dawn..


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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is beautiful. I felt your loss through your words. Someday you will see her again, free of pain..Thank you for sharing...

    • Ruchira profile image


      6 years ago from United States

      Shalom...a loss is a very difficult period.

      I loved the tribute to your friend. I am sure you made good memories from your time spent together. Take these memories and march ahead and make it an inspiration as well.

      God bless!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      a loss is tough period.. but some how it makes you stronger.. you have to be to keep going on without him or her.. a great share shim-dawn

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      Tim Nichol 

      6 years ago from Me to You

      Very nice sD. Yes, there's something about true friendship that touches the soul in ways that even family members can't quite muster.

      I'm so sorry for your loss, I know how you feel. You just have to be strong, and recall the good things that the friendship brought you, and let the past be.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A loss like you have gone through stays with us for quite awhile; the way you are dealing with it is beautiful, as is this hub. Giving voice to our feelings is what writing should be all about. Thank you for sharing!


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