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Often times in my life my friends have let me down. I often think to myself what is true friendship really like. I often feel that the friendship I have with my friends now is almost meaningless. This poem is about the friendship I desire to share with someone and how wonderful it would be to have such a friendship. This poem also helps me to realize what kind of a friend I should try to be if I want this wonderful treasure in return.

A Few Visitor Comments

I long for true friendship too.
It's really nice and touching! Keep it up!:)
I like that poem because it really represents me, too. Because i don't really know who my friend is either.

The Ship I Long To Ride

The ship of friendship is the one I long to ride,
The ship whose sails will never misguide.
The ship whose anchor will hold steadfast,
Until the final days of my life have past.
The ship whose wheel will not go astray,
But will guide me in the right direction day by day.
The ship whose body will never rot or decompose,
For it will help me through all my life long woes.
The ship whose deck will never let on an overflowing tide,
This is the ship of friendship, the one I long to ride.

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