Thank God for Friends!

friends forever – image courtesy

who is a friend?

Is she the person

you meet every weekend

sharing a meal and laughter


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 Comments Add yours

    1. thank you Nicola for the very kind comment 🙂

  1. Running from Hell with El says:

    Oh my gosh, this gave me chills!!! How beautiful and how apt, how good!

    1. thanks much 🙂 🙂 🙂 u made me smile

  2. Leo says:

    Quite a beautiful dedication to friends, showing the two sides, one who boosts you up in front of the world, and tells ur lows to you alone. Well written 🙂

    1. 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

  3. Shivya says:

    Loved it 🙂 And you have to be fairly lucky to have both kinds of friends.

    1. true that. And to have them, know them and treasure them, for that you have to be exceptionally lucky 🙂

  4. Wonderful ode to friends, who and what.

  5. amira says:

    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.

    1. I am sure there is a huge number of people who count on you as a friend Amira! Cheers! to friends and friendship 🙂

  6. Arindam says:

    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. 🙂

    1. true Arindam! on both counts 🙂 Glad u liked it

  7. ideflex says:

    Wonderful poem – here’s to friends far and near – thanks for the ping back!

    1. thanks ideflex! to friends indeed 🙂

  8. Imelda says:

    It is a lovely and insightful poem. 🙂

  9. Bams Triwoko says:

    Your poem so awesome, Sapna… I like it… 🙂
    **…Keep smiling.. keep shining..
    Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
    That’s what friends are for…. (Dionne Warwick) **

    1. Love that song! grew up with it 🙂 thanks for the visit and the encouraging words Bams Triwoko!

  10. eof737 says:

    Yes… true friends make a huge difference in our lives… a real blessing! 🙂

  11. 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.

    1. Friends do make life worth living and deserve a special ode ! Thank you! for the encouragement:)

  12. I’m not reall a poetry person but i liked this one. Thank you for the Pingback, by the way.

    1. I am honoured Mike! The pingback was my pleasure 🙂

    2. Thanks Mike, I am always glad when people who don’t like poetry still like my verses. Thanks for stopping

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