One of the greatest yet priceless gift we could ever have in this world is friendship. Truthfully, our lives will never be the same without the friends we’ve made throughout the years. So let’s cherish the unique bond we have from the people close to our hearts with these 32 friendship poems.
1. Ode To Friendships
They’re the few people who accept silence over conversation.
A relationship like this denies silly promises and persuasion.
You don’t feel the need to second guess thoughts or measure words.
Their love comes in wholes, not halves, not thirds.
They’re the ones that guide you through when fate takes a turn.
Fights, small and large, end in forgiveness, never a burn.
You forget about first impressions and the feelings they brought.
You’re grateful for who they are and you forgive ’em for what they’re not.
– Kayla Rae Pich
2. True Friends
Best friends stick together till the end.
They are like a straight line that will not bend.
They trust each other forever,
No matter if you’re apart or together.
They can be your hero and save the day.
They will never leave your side; they are here to stay.
They help you up when you fall.
Your true friends are best of all.
3. My Treasured Friend
Treasured friend, I’m glad I found you;
Our friendship is a gift we share.
I can be myself around you,
Safe in your love and care.
I miss you when you’re out of sight;
Our friendship bond was meant to be.
I think of you with great delight;
You’re almost part of me.
Through fun and fears, play and tears,
We help each other heal and grow.
I prize our time–the days, the years,
More than you can know.
Just harmony for me and you,
The two of us–a perfect blend.
I’ll cherish you my whole life through,
My dear and treasured friend.
– Joanna Fuchs
4. True Friendship
The feeling of friendship from the start
Is that special feeling in your heart
A feeling from deep down inside
A feeling that no one should hide
A friend is there through good and bad
They make you happy when you’re sad
they brighten up your darkest day
Just by the simple thing’s they say
Now friendship can’t be bought or sold
It may get tarnished, and may get old
You can over come your greatest fear
Just look around and it is there
Now friendship’s one and only cost
Is to make sure that it’s never lost
– William S. Tsoukalas, Sr.
5. The Pleasures of Friendship
The pleasures of friendship are exquisite,
How pleasant to go to a friend on a visit!
I go to my friend, we walk on the grass,
And the hours and moments like minutes pass.
– Stevie Smith
6. The Power of Friendship
Pain is the feeling you endure when you are alone,
It is great torture when you have no friends at all
Pain is the feeling you endure when you break a bone,
You endure great humiliation and pain when you slip and fall
However, you possess the spirit to get back on your feet,
Even if the path in front of you becomes too rough
There will be friends along the path that you will meet,
That will help make you become strong and tough
Also, they will help cure you when you are sick,
They will be friends with you through thick and thin
And they will never think about playing a mean joke nor trick,
Your friends will be as close to you as your own kin
Now I know I cannot quit during the fight,
Because I know my friends will help me see the light.
– Jason Anderson
7. A Priceless Gift
Friendship is a priceless gift
That can’t be bought or sold,
But its value is far greater
Than a mountain made of gold.
For gold is cold and lifeless,
It cannot see nor hear,
And in your times of trouble,
It is powerless to cheer.
It has no ears to listen,
No heart to understand.
It cannot bring you comfort
Or reach out a helping hand.
So when you ask God for a gift,
Be thankful that he sends,
Not diamonds, pearls, or riches,
But the love of a real, true friend.
– Helen Steiner Rice
8. Cherished Friend
God must have known there would be times
we’d need a word of cheer
Someone to praise a triumph
or brush away a tear.
He must have known we’d need to share
the joy of “little things”
In order to appreciate
the happiness life brings.
I think he knew our troubled hearts
would sometimes throb with pain
At trials and misfortunes
or some goals we can’t attain.
He knew we’d need the comfort
of an understanding heart
To give us strength and courage
to make a fresh, new start.
He knew we’d need companionship
And so God answered the heart’s great need
with a Cherished Friend….like you.
– Kristen M Saccardi
9. Light of Friendship
I’ve seen the light
And it’s in you,
In everything you are
And in everything you do
It’s a perfect light
That shines for all to see
It radiates from you
And has pierced the heart of me
The light is from a friend.
It’s a light that keeps me warm.
It lets me know how loved I am,
And keeps me safe from harm
To you my friend I am thankful,
In each and every way.
For you lift my spirits up,
With every passing day
To know that you are there for me
It makes me feel alive
Because it is your friendship’s light
Upon which my love thrives
“Thank you” isn’t good enough
But they’re the only words I know
It is your light of friendship
That gives my world it’s glow
– Jack D. Marturano
10. The Arrow and The Song
I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.
I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?
Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
11. True Nature of a Friend
My friend you are the sun
when clouds turn to gray,
You are my source of comfort
when I have a bad day.
Your smile is the rainbow
that comes after a storm,
The sounds of your laughter
keeps me feeling warm.
The love of a best friend
is in a flower’s sweet grin
An aroma of kindness
and the beauty within.
Trees will grow branches
and birds build a nest,
Our friendship has blossomed
to become nature’s best.
– Shelley Williams
12. The Golden Grain
Eyes have seen, yet not perceived
The friendship tie that binds
Ears have heard, yet not conceived
The secrets of our minds
Songs of old cannot reveal
The bonds we two have shared
Poetic prose cannot explain
Of fate that had us paired
Hand in hand and step by step
We walk a chosen path
No thoughts we have of looking back
Or giving in to wrath
So separate the wheat from chaff
To glean the golden grain
Though winds may blow the chaff away
Our friendship will remain
– John Mark Boyd
13. What Friends are For
I cannot ease your hurting heart,
Nor take the pain away.
But let me pray, you take my hand
And lets run today
I’ll share your worries when they come,
I’ll wipe away the tears.
I’ll listen when you need to talk,
and help with the fears.
I’m always here and I will stand by you,
On each mountain you have to climb.
So just take my hand, we’ll take on the world,
one problem at a time.
– Emily Sargent
14. You’re Never Alone
You’re never alone, I’m always near,
When you’re troubled, down or blue.
All you have to do is call me,
I’m always here for you.
It doesn’t matter where I’m at,
It doesn’t matter when.
When you need someone to talk to,
I’m here to be your friend.
If you need someone to hold your hand,
or a hug to say I care.
If you need a shoulder to cry on,
for you I will be there.
So never think you are a burden,
when the weight gets to be to much.
You might find if look hard enough,
a good friend could be the right touch.
You’re never alone, I’m always here,
through the good times and the bad.
I’m always here to be your friend,
I don’t like to see you sad.
15. Between The Miles
Because existence can become severe
in one day,
just sense me and I’ll be there.
In the minds eye,
I’m not so far away.
If you hold out your hand,
in the whispers,
I’ll become the zephyr.
and besiege you.
If your eye’s upon the stars,
in the crystalline darkness,
I’ll become the moon.
And the light shall guide you.
If you rest upon the ground,
in the warmth,
I’ll become the grass.
And embrace you.
If you turn outside,
in the wetness,
I’ll become the rain.
An upon your forehead, kiss you.
If you free the air,
in the light of day,
I’ll become the sun.
And smile for you.
Between the miles-
if you need me.
If you need a friend.
Let me be the friend, I want to be.
– Heather Stoop
16. On The Wings of A Butterfly
Your friendship is special
Like the flowers that bloom,
Or when a butterfly emerges
From within its cocoon…
You remind me of that butterfly,
Loving and free,
Bright and colorful,
For the world to see…
We will share sunshine and rainbows;
Sometimes, the rain and the snow;
We’ll stand together through it,
While the cold winds blow…
When the time is right,
We won’t stop to ask “Why?”
Our friendship will take flight
On the wings of a butterfly …
– Christine McClimans
17. We Have Been Friends Together
We have been friends together,
In sunshine and in shade;
Since first beneath the chestnut-trees
In infancy we played.
But coldness dwells within thy heart,
A cloud is on thy brow;
We have been friends together—
Shall a light word part us now?
We have been gay together;
We have laugh’d at little jests;
For the fount of hope was gushing
Warm and joyous in our breasts.
But laughter now hath fled thy lip,
And sullen glooms thy brow;
We have been gay together—
Shall a light word part us now?
We have been sad together,
We have wept, with bitter tears,
O’er the grass-grown graves, where slumber’d
The hopes of early years.
The voices which are silent there
Would bid thee clear thy brow;
We have been sad together—
Oh! what shall part us now?
– Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton
Grey, drooping-shouldered bushes scrape the edges
Of bending swirls of yellow-white flowers.
So do my thoughts meet the wind-scattered color of you.
A green-shadowed trance of water
Is splintered to little, white tasseled awakenings
By the beat of long, black oars.
So do my thoughts enter yours.
Split, brown-blue clouds press into each other
Over hills dressed in mute, clinging haze.
So do my thoughts slowly form
Over the draped mystery of you.
– Maxwell Bodenheim
19. Through Thick And Thin
I could skip a heartbeat, and I would survive.
I could be in a car crash and still be alive.
The clouds could fall out of the sky.
The oceans could disappear and all turn dry.
These things in life are all bad, I know,
but there’s far worse things, just thought you should know.
Life would not be the same without someone like you.
You’re there when I need you to help me through.
Through the good times and through the bad,
Be them happy or be them sad.
I don’t have to be with you to know you’re there.
We don’t have to see each other to know that we care.
We could be apart for years upon end
and still remain the best of friends.
Life goes on, and people change,
And through it all, our friendship shall remain the same.
That’s such as life and how things come to be.
Just thought you should know how much you mean to me!
– Annie Hall
20. It’s Really Up To You
One word can start a friendship,
One kiss a love affair,
One smile can bring you laughter,
One hug can show you care,
One wave of your hand can say hello,
One tear can make you cry,
One gentle touch can warm a heart,
One dream can make you fly,
One song can bring back memories,
One thought sees brighter days,
One wish can bring colourful rainbows,
One good deed can bring you praise,
One moon can light your darkness,
One star can guide your soul,
One step will start each journey,
One hope to make your goal,
One hand to hold in friendship,
One heart that’s kind and true,
One Love…One friend, is all you need,
It’s really up to you.
– Shelagh Bullman
21. What Friendship Means
Friendship means being there just to be there.
Friendship means listening and not asking questions.
Friendship means lending your shoulder for someone to cry on.
Friendship means being comfortable around each other in silence.
Friendship means being able to tell each other anything and understanding without questions.
Friendship means being honest with each other no matter what the cost.
Friendship means staying up all night and talking about nothing.
Friendship means being able to say I love you!
Friendship means forgiving each other no matter what you have done.
Friendship means learning from each other’s mistakes.
Friendship means me and you.
This is the way I look at you, my friend, and I love you!
– Tracie Labauve
22. Forever Friends
The friendship we have is so rare to find.
We hate to see each other in a bind.
We have made each other laugh so hard we’ve cried.
We feel each other’s pain if we are hurt inside.
We always can find the right words to say
To help us get through any dreadful day.
We have told our darkest secrets with feeling no shame,
We will tell each other the truth, even if we are to blame.
Thinking of you not being here makes me feel so sad.
We will have to look back on our crazy memories to make us glad.
The miles between us can’t keep us apart,
Because we will keep each other close at heart.
– Amber S. Pence
23. A Time To Talk
When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don’t stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven’t hoed,
And shout from where I am, ‘What is it?’
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.
– Robert Frost
24. Here For You
The past you cannot forget or undo;
The future is all we can look forward to.
I wish I could have been there by your side
For all the times you’ve wept and cried.
Know from my heart what I say is true.
That I hurt for the pain you have been through.
Never alone shall you be.
Someday, freedom you will see.
May your hopes and dreams come true,
No matter where you are, I’ll always be here for you.
– Nicolette J. Proffitt
25. The Cake Of Friendship
Preheat the oven of love
With plenty of secrets and hugs
Mix in giggles and laughs
That make your sides split in half
Bake with the love and care
And all the things you both should share
Decorate with the frosting of trust
This is really a must
Enjoy the cake do not eat it fast
Just like your new friendship make it last.
– Michelle Flores
26. True Friendship Bond
Our friendship has always been strong
Even when we didn’t know it
We’ve forgiven the things done wrong
Every single thing and every little bit
Sometimes I stop and wonder
What life would be like without you
And I pray our friendship will never go under
Because now, we’ve started anew
No matter the fights we’ve shared
We were still close at heart
Even when we didn’t think we cared
Nothing could break us apart
Fond memories we had together
To our children, we will pass on
I hope they last forever and ever
So that others may see, our true friendship bond
– Cassandra Howell
27. Build A Box Of Friendship
Into a box of friendship
To insure that it is strong
First a layer of respect
On the bottom does belong.
Then to the sides attach,
In the corners where they meet,
Several anchors full of trust,
Devoid of all deceit.
The height of friendship can be measured
By the sides of four,
So make them all a larger cut,
And the box will hold much more.
Now fill it up with courtesy,
Honor and esteem,
And passion for a dream.
Add to that your honesty,
Emotions joy and love,
And since they’re so important,
Place them up above
But leave the box wide open
So all can see inside,
To learn what makes a friendship work
From the box you built with pride.
– Chuck Pool
28. Arched Across The Sky
Rainbows created my imagination
As it arched across the sky
On one end there sat you
At the other end, there sat I
Imagining I could slide across
Over the rainbow to the end
There would be my pot of gold
The sweet love of my dear friend
The rainbow is a connection
Like a bridge from me to you
It appears joined by sunlight
Then the grey skies turn to blue
Arriving after the rainstorms
It became so evident to me
Thoughts of love follow rainbows
They arched right across the sea
A colourful arching rainbow
It has no gate, it has no door
It reaches from friend to friend
It arches from shore to shore
I smiled up today at the sky
How far would my loving smile go
It slid right over to the other side
The other end of the coloured rainbow
29. Riding Wistful Horses
Sitting here and thinking how
My life much richer is now
For all the ones I’ve chanced upon
And the tapestry that was spun
There was a time when no one came
No friends to play in childhood game
No one to shelter from the rain
Nor the adolescent pain
Yet in my inner heart I knew
Secrets rare and secrets true
Were wishes horses, all would ride
Other dreamers by my side
Then one day I dropped my guard
I never did something so hard
In my heart I let others in
And found I had a friend
By one’s and two’s they gathered near
Soothing all my darkest fears
A tapestry we began to weave
And I once more believe
For youth need never fade away
As long as I can dream and play
On wistful horses I will ride
With other dreamers at my side
– Alastair Adamson
30. I Could
I could write you a letter,
But what would it say?
Could it make things better?
Would it make everything okay?
I could write you a song,
Full of love hope and grace.
Would you tell me what went wrong?
Could you say it to my face?
I could make a telephone call,
And listen as you cried
But I would not let you fall,
And if you did, we’d both know I tried.
I could make the world go away
But would that be what you like?
You would miss the golden sunrays
You would miss the moonlight.
I could stop all this pain
Bring it all to an end
The tears would fall like rain
On the shoulder of a dear friend.
– Kaunie Hagensen
31. If Ever You Need Me
If ever you need me,
I’ll be right here,
To chase away the sadness,
And wipe away a tear.
If ever you need me,
I’ll be two steps behind,
To follow in your footsteps,
And hear what’s on your mind.
If ever you need me,
You’ll never have to fear,
That your presence isn’t important,
And your love isn’t dear.
If ever you need me,
I’ll always be around,
To bring back the laughter,
Where deep in your heart it’s found.
You’ll never have to worry,
For I’ll always be here,
To chase away the sadness,
And wipe away a tear.
– Becky Williams
32. A Friend’s Prayer
May my friendships always be
The most important thing to me;
With special friends I feel I’m blessed,
So let me give my very best.
I want to do much more than share
The hopes and plans of friends who care;
I’ll try all that a friend can do
To make their secret dreams come true.
Let me use my heart to see,
To realize what friends can be,
And make no judgments from afar,
But love my friends the way they are.
– Jill Wolfe