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Friendship Poems

Friendship isn't always easily described. The Eskimos, they say, have a hundred different words for snow. Unfortunately, the English language isn't quite as innovative, though it has vast opportunities to differentiate meaning. Certainly, Love is one of those opportunities. And so, too, is Friendship.

Instead of different words, however, we're stuck with simple adjectives. Close friend. Best friend. Childhood friend. Intimate friend. Trusted friend. Beloved friend. But whether you use adjectives or different words, few could deny the nearly infinite meaning in such a simple word.

Friends are special people. We can't pick our family, and we're sorely limited in the number of them at any rate. Society and mores (and often our own conscience) dictate we select a single mate. But our friends can be as diverse and infinite as the adjectives we choose. Our friends, in a very real sense, reflect the choices we make in life.

Friendship Poems (1-50)

  • by Michael Mack
    This poem gives new meaning to the phrase "making friends," and exposes an important Truth about Life.
  • by Sauni
    Friends offer us much, not least of which is protection from many of Life's troubles.
  • by Becky
    This poem is about not just hearing your friend, but actually taking the time to listen and understand them.
  • by justageorgiaguy
    Our path is bumpy enough without trying to walk it in the dark.
  • by Kit McCallum
    Sometimes, mere words are just not enough to express to a friend or loved one how we feel. Yet, try we must.
  • by warmhrt
    When friends gather, much is exchanged. Including words of gratitude.
  • by Marge Tindal
    This short but very beautiful poem reveals a rare Truth - pain shared is pain lessened.
  • by Walter Poe
    Sometimes the only thing we can offer a distant friend is our support.
  • by Alastair Adamson
    If wishes were horses, would you still ride?
  • by Tara Simms
    Friendship has many meanings, encompasses many things, but recognizes few limitations.
  • by HM3
    There is comfort in friendship, and peace in understanding.
  • by Katy
    It's not easy to define something that is both universal and unique.

Friendship Poems Subcategories Menu

  • by Karin Schaefer
    Life hands us many different things, good and bad. One of the greatest gifts we receive is the love of a good friend.
  • by Mindy Carpenter
    Some people divide others into categories. These are family, they say. These are friends. But being one doesn't necessarily mean they can't be both.
  • by Tina K
    It's not always easy to say you're sorry. And time makes it no easier.
  • by Jenny
    Carelessness and neglect can be dangerous to a friendship. And painful.
  • by Mindy Carpenter
    This tribute is to a dear friend - who happens to also be a Resident Poet at Passions.
  • by Kerry
    Every decision brings a price, and often that price brings sadness when two friends must part for a time. And still, hope remains.
  • by Sammy Lane Sharp
    From the mouth of babes (now grown), comes infinite wisdom and compassion.
  • by Hope
    This poem is a lovely metaphor of the way friends are joined by common thoughts and feelings.
  • by Music
    Sometimes, just "thank you" doesn't feel like enough.
  • by Sammy Lane Sharp
    A true friendship that lasts throughout the years is rare indeed, and to be treasured as a priceless gift.
  • by Daisy
    What is it that a good friendship gives us? Maybe everything.
  • by Vergil F.e. Tudtud
    Childhood friendships may wan, but their memories will never leave us.
  • by Erin Sheets
    The way we see our closest friends is an important part of friendship
  • by Jcp
    Friendship comes in many guises and some may seem divine.
  • by Robson Grant
    Childhood friendships need not end with adulthood.
  • by Kaunie Hagensen
    Maybe the best way to define friendship for yourself is to fantasize about it.
  • by Dawn Nissen
    When someone knows the bad things about you, and loves you anyway - that's a friend.
  • by Hope
    The strongest bonds are those that remain forever unbroken.
  • by Todd-Michael St. Pierre
    Some friendships challenge words. Fortunately, we have talented poets willing to accept that challenge.
  • by Crystal Holtz
    With a world so full of people, why is it so difficult to find that special friend?
  • by Rose
    Perhaps the greatest gift we can find is someone willing to listen.
  • by Dena Martin
    This beautiful poem explores just one of the many gifts given by our closest friends.
  • by Andrea E. Holmes
    When nothing else seems as if it can get us through life - an understanding friend can make a major difference.
  • by Nicholas King
    Are there enough words to convey the meaning of friendship? Probably not, but this poem just might come close.
  • by Alberto La Femina
    Friendship needn't ever lose its simplicity to be important.
  • by Randall Beers
    Few things in life are certain. Friendship is one of those few.
  • by Ruwaida Van Doorsen
    We don't always have an answer for a troubled friend. Sometimes all we can offer is our love.
  • by Teri Martinez
    Childhood friendship, when nurtured, can grow into a beautiful flower.
  • by Angela K. Dyson
    A simple bracelet can be a symbol of friendship and love.
  • by Aimee Curry
    Friendship means more than just good times.
  • by Reese
    True friendship is at once selfish and selfless. And both sides are necessary. Both sides are good.
  • by Reese
    How do you recognize friendship?
  • by Michelle Newton
    Learning to trust and to share are integral aspects of the development of true friendship.
  • by Sheri Goodwin
    Even in friendship, timing is important.
  • by Jayzee
    This poem is one of appreciation for "bests friends" and their importance in life...
  • by Melinda Stankosky
    To let a friend know how much they mean can be just what it takes to make one's day brighter.
  • by Melissa Miller
    How do you describe the feelings you have for your best friend? Write it - in poetry, of course...
  • by Tara Simms
    There are very few things in life more important than a simple hug.
We just couldn't fit them all on one page. The Best is yet to come...

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