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This poem describes what I feel that it takes to make a friendship work. Everyone has their own view of this but I tried to put it into some perspective using a box to specify what part of a friendship goes into the making of this box.

A Few Visitor Comments

Bonnie
Simple, but very well written. You've done an excellent job of explaining how friendship should be built! :)
lea
this poem made me think of all the friends that I've had over the years. I was crying.
Denni
Great Thoughts Hope his friends are worth his friendship. My Vote AAA 10/10 :)
Rebecca
wow chuck,you have builted a box with fine words n yeah I like this poem.

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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,
Understanding, sympathy,
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.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Trish
I was looking for that special poem and when I read this one it almost made me cry, thats when I knew it was the right one! FANTASTIC JOB!
Justin
I love this poem. It all most want me to cry :( (like a baby). This is one of the greatest poems that i ever reid. Thank you for righting this awesome poem!
Audris
I really was touch by the creativity used in this poem, I am not a poet in the least bit but this was way to cute not to comment on. I loved it!
Linda
This is fantastic, it has helped me say all that I wanted to say to a special friend but couldn't think how to put it into words, thank you so much.
Evelyn
I love it, I love it. It is the way every friendship should start even if they do not end that way.
Sarah
It's just so sweet, and nice, and warm and fuzzy. *sighs*
Kelly
You're extremely talented. I loved this poem!
Carrie
I Love This Poem. My best friend and I each have our own collection of Friendship boxes that we have made for each other during our 12 years together. This poem so familiar to me even though I have never thought about the reason we continue to do it even as we run out of room to display them! It helped me understand the true meaning behind our tradition. Thank You!
Susan
One of the best I've ever read.
Pam
That is what friendship is made of. Thanks for putting it into perspective.
Sara
Too bad my "friends" don't know this poem.
brittany
i really like it.
Claudia
this was a very true poem and i enjoyed it. it amazes me wat poems some poeple can write. it was amazing!:)
Rebecca
YOu poem was awesome. I love to write poems. I can tell you wrote from the heart!
JESSABELLA
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH BUBBIE! Dis is soooooooooo gorgous! Touching!
Kara
Wow! Wow! Wow! im sorry, but there's just nothing more to say!
Marik
This poem gave me goose-bumps! It's so true!
andrew
very simple and true - great words
Stephie
Really nice and truthful. You really nailed all the fine aspects of friendship. . . Keep it up!:)
Samantha
Your poem is beautiful! You hit every aspect of what friendship is all about.
Soo
Awwwww..need I say more.
gail
like it
Amy
This is a GREAT poem, one of the top three I've read here. A good poem seems to unfold like a flower, and this one is in full bloom!:)
AJ
The poem on building a box of friendship is the best I have read in along time. It is great and is so well put together.
Stephanie
I love your poem it tuched me Thank you
A.J.
This is a poem which all people should read and live by. A very true and heartfelt poem. It really touched my heart. Thanks for such a lovely and heartfelt sentiment.
Maura
A beautiful simple poem that would mean a lot
Krystal
I really liked this poem. It was AWSOME!
BaObAy
This is a kewl poem. I really liked it.
C.
I like this poem because it's simplistic and realistic in format. This poem is straight to the point in a subtle, gentle wayas far as content goes.
sherri
Absolutley amazing! Wonderful poem. I do believe it says it all!
jayne
what a beautiful poem ,,,, gave me goose bumps .. a lovely verse especailly for the building of a new friendship ..
Diana
Your poem was very simple yet beautiful... thx for sharing!!
karen
nice poem for a new friendship
Patti
I loved this poem
Dan
I hope you don't mind...I am going to share your poem with my church family during my sermon. It's an excellent illustration and a wonderfully written thought. And if you transpose the word "church" in the place of the word "box", I believe you'll get an idea where I'm headed with this. Thanks for sharing your gift! God bless you.
joyce
this was a really good poem it sums up what is involved in a friendship
Ann
An absolutely beautiful expression of friendship. All the things you need placed into a box for all to see. This poem is a WOW
Valarie
This poem is really awesome
Dennis
I thought this poem was excellent - simple, to the point and explained very well just what friendship is all about
Deann
Nicely put together.

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