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Famous Friendship Poems - Poems About Friendship

Friendship poems are the perfect way to tell someone
how much they mean to you. And these inspirational
and famous friendship poems do just that.

They talk of what it takes to be a true friend and how
real friendships are one of the life's best gifts:

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark,
than alone in the light.

- Helen Keller
 (tweet quote)

Poems about friendship on this page:

Be A Friend

Glory Of Friendship

Friend Who Stands By  And more!


Be A Friend by Edgar Guest - Famous Friendship Poems

Edgar Guest knows what it takes to be a true friend.

Be a friend. You don't need money:
Just a disposition sunny;
Just the wish to help another
Get along some way or other;

Just a kindly hand extended
Out to one who's unbefriended;
Just the will to give or lend,
This will make you someone's friend.

Be a friend. You don't need glory.
Friendship is a simple story.
Pass by trifling errors blindly,
Gaze on honest effort kindly,

Cheer the youth who's bravely trying,
Pity him who's sadly sighing;
Just a little labor spend
On the duties of a friend.

Be a friend. The pay is bigger
(Though not written by a figure)
Than is earned by people clever
In what's merely self-endeavor.

You'll have friends instead of neighbors
For the profits of your labors;
You'll be richer in the end
Than a prince, if you're a friend.


Miracle Called Friendship - Anonymous

There is a miracle called Friendship
That dwells within the heart
And you don't know how it happens
Or when it even starts.

But the happiness it brings you
Always gives a special lift
And you realize that Friendship
Is God's most precious gift.


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A Golden Chain - Helen Steiner Rice

One of my favorite friendship poems - it speaks to the heart.

Friendship is a Golden Chain,
The links are friends so dear,
And like a rare and precious jewel
It's treasured more each year...

It's clasped together firmly
With a love that's deep and true,
And it's rich with happy memories
And fond recollections, too...

Time can't destroy its beauty
For, as long as memory lives,
Years can't erase the pleasure
That the joy of friendship gives...

For friendship is a priceless gift
That can't be bought or sold,
But to have an understanding friend
Is worth far more than gold...

And the Golden Chain of Friendship
Is a strong and blessed tie
Binding kindred hearts together
As the years go passing by.




Friendship Strong and True
- Anonymous

Friends will come
And friends will go
The seasons change
And it will show

I will age
And so will you
But our friendship stays
Strong and true!


Famous Friendship Poems

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You Came Into My Life - Anonymous

You came into my life as an unwelcome face,
Never knowing our friendship one day I embrace.
As I wonder through my thoughts and memories of you,
It brings many big smiles and laughter so true.

I love the bond that we beautifully share,
I love the way you show you really care,
Our friendship means the world to me,
I only hope this is something I can make you see.

Thank you for opening your mind and your soul,
I'll do all I can to help you heal your heart's little holes.
Remember, your secrets are always safe within me,
I'll keep them under the tightest lock and key.

Always remember...
If you're ever in need,
I'll try to be,
The best friend I can possibly be.

Thank you for trusting me right from the start.
You've truly got a wonderful heart.
I now am so happy I felt that embrace.
For now I see the beauty of my best friend's face.


Short Poems About Friendship

Walk A Mile With Me - Henry Van Dyke

Who will walk a mile with me
Along life's weary way?
A friend whose heart has eyes to see
The stars shine out over the darkening lea,

And the quiet rest at the end of the day,
A friend who knows, and dares to say,
The brave sweet words that cheer the way -
Where he walks a mile with me

With such a comrade, such a friend,
I fain would walk till journeys end,
Through summer sunshine, winter rain,
And then? - Farewell, we shall meet again!


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Glory Of Friendship - Emerson - Famous Friendship Poems

The glory of friendship is
Not the outstretched hand,
Nor the kindly smile,
Nor the joy of companionship;

It is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one
When he discovers
That someone else believes in him
And is willing to trust him.


Key To Friendship - Anonymous

The key to friendship
Is not in the hand you hold
But how you hold the hand.

It's not in the tears you dry
But all the reasons why.

It's not how you make a person smile
But whether or not it's worthwhile.

It's not in the conversation
But in the way you listen.

It's not in the laughter
But what comes before and everything after.

The key to friendship
Is not in two people relating
But in two hearts communicating.

Thank you for being that special friend
Who understands the key to friendship
And how to unlock everything within my heart.


The Friend Who Just Stands By - B.Y. Williams

This poem says it all. True friends stand by you, and just knowing they are there is sometimes enough to get you through tough times.

When troubles come your soul to try,
You love the friend who just "stands by."
Perhaps there's nothing she can do -
The thing is strictly up to you;

For there are troubles all your own,
And paths the soul must tread alone;
Times when love can't smooth the road,
Nor friendship lift the heavy load,

But just to feel you have a friend,
Who will stand by until the end,
Whose sympathy through all endures,
Whose warm handclasp is always yours -

It helps somehow to pull you through,
Although there's nothing he can do;
And so with fervent heart we cry,
God Bless the friend who just stands by.


A true friend walks in when others walk out.

   - Walter Winchell







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