Thank God for Friends!

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who is a friend?

Is she the person

you meet every weekend

sharing a meal and laughter

Yes

but she is also the person

you hardly ever see

miles and days separate you

but nothing seems to change

each time you meet

who is a friend?

is she the woman

you call

after the lunch is made

and kids not yet home

exchanging recipes, tips on how to clean that stain and

to decide what to wear for the party tonight

Yes, maybe

but she is also the person

who  forgets your special days

about your dress she may have nothing ever to say

but with your first hello in years

she hears the pain  and the un-shed tears

and reaches you

no matter what time of night or day

putting everything else on hold

who is  a friend

is she the one

who praises you and pats your back

when you’ve done something simply smack

Yes, definitely

But she is also the person

who stands up for you

behind your back

knowing fully well

it will draw her flak

and you may never  really be aware

of the many ways she has shown her care

A friend is special

she is God’s gift

she is someone to cry and laugh with

gossip late into the nights

and share secrets with

the person who understands

your silence

the reasons for your stubborn defiance

a friend is the one you need

just to get by in life

A friend doesn’t need to be called every day

or heaps of gifts from you on her birthday

look around you

who are your friends?

The ones you know or call a friend

are undoubtedly so

but there are hopefully many more

the ones who

silently care for you

Look around you today

and say a special prayer

For the friends you know

and even those you unknowingly have

they make your world a better place

so include them in your thanksgiving grace

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27 thoughts on “Thank God for Friends!

    • the ideal friends! Often we tend to think of only those people as friends who we chat and spend time partying with. when in fact one’s true friends are also those who one hardly spends time with but who stand up for you when need arises. maybe the quiet girl in your class who stands up for you when someone’s speaking badly about you. She’s a true friend. even if she doesn’t even figure in your Party invitee list. Thanks for the appreciation. very encouraging

  1. wow what a lovely post.
    so full of meaning
    and yes friends come in many forms, many characters, and add different values to who we are.
    but the best friend is one who sees your pains and your happiness without you having to say a word.
    i pray i am such a friend for some people out there.
    and i am thankful for my friends who turn to in my most desperate moments.

  2. Beautiful poem, Sapna. For me friends are those people who accept the unedited version of a person with a smiling face. :) Nothing to hide and nothing to fake. And I also believe there are very few people who remain friends forever. I liked these words of yours a lot. :)

  3. A beautiful written with lots of love and hope as well as gratitude towards people who touched our lives.
    “she hears the pain and the un-shed tears

    and reaches you

    no matter what time of night or day

    putting everything else on hold…” Full of warmth and kindness. Thanks.

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