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Life hands us many different things, good and bad. One of the greatest gifts we receive is the love of a good friend.

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yodels
this poem means alot to me cause i went through a really rough part in my life and my friend was always there with me. thank you so much
Paula
I loved this poem. this poem described me and my best friend chyanne perfectly we are always right there by each others side even if it does mean were in a whole lot of trouble. its a beautiful poem
BILLY
THIS POEM REALLY STRIKES THE INNER FEELINGS OF THE HEART AND SOLE. THANK YOU FOR SHARING IT BILLY
FirstMoonDew
Beautiful Thank You!

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The Gift Of Friends

There are days when
bubbling from us comes
the innocent child within,
who giggles at the little things
and wears a silly grin.

There are days when
melancholy comes to
visit for a while;
the mind feels tired, the body weak;
we have no strength to smile.

There are days when
joy abundant
grabs a hold of you and me;
wraps us up in all it's splendor,
lifts us up and sets us free.

There are days when
sorrow wraps us
in its cloak of grief and fear,
'till our hearts ache to the breaking,
'till our eyes can't shed a tear.

There are days when
love bestows us
with its wonderment and light;
with its beauty and its mystery,
its power and its might.

And there are days when
life rewards us
and seems to make amends
by granting us a marvelous gift,
the precious gift of Friends.

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stacy
oh my goodness this poem really touched me. i mean like this poem really show how u can shiw ur friends how much they mean to u and show a little bit of pride for ur friends. and that is wut i loved about this poem
Ashley
This poem almost made me cry, because a friend of mine had a bad day today ,and she loves to be happy, but today she was full of sorrow. She was crying because she was scared, embarrased, and disappointed in herself. But this poem makes me realize that you have your good days, and your bad.
dee
i love this poem. i am doing it is as a reticing thing in my grade eight ptoject. 10/10
alisha
this poem is rellay cool!
christopher
the poem is good and inspiring. thanks for the great zeal you have for the world.
Surbhi
niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
heather
this poem was awesome it expressed friendship with others in so many ways i loved it
mary
For me this poem said pretty exact to how i feel about friendships. Really awesome poem, wish i could write like this.
linds
i love this poem
chuck
Very nice work.
Kaye
i loved this, thank you so much.
Joyce
Beautiful poem, that anyone can relate to. As we grow older some appreciates and learn that friends are precious and immeasurable. To lose a friend is losing a piece of heart and life
frances ayra
its beautiful and you can always imagine it like their true persons!
chad
i really like this poem bc its ture ur friends are there when u need them the most
mairin
These beautiful words say everything I feel about my wonderful friends who have been with me through the years and have shared in all my joys and sorrows. Thank you.
Savannah
This poem is so great! Wonderful words and meanings. It almost moved me to tears!
phaedra
this brought tears to my eyes. thank you for sharing it with us all. It truley is a inspirational poem.
Joel
I am going to show every body this poem, because is really good and maybe, I will us this for a project. See my teacher told the class to find a poem that makes you think of friendship, and I think this is it. I hope you dont mind.
shanu
great
Abrahan
When i read this poem i like it because it remenber me of my friends, i understand how hard is to be with out them so this poem make me think about it and i almost cry
MONICA
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL POEM WITH SUCH MEANINGFUL WORDS IT REALLY SAY'S IT ALL WHERE FRIENDSHIP IS CONCERNEDI E MAILEDIT TO MY FRIEND SHE WAS VERY TOUCHED BY IT JUST AS I WAS KEEP THE BEAUTIFUL WORDS FLOWING
lily
beautiful
n
What a beautiful job you did, your thoughts flowed so smoothly. I sent this poem to my friends this Valentine's Day because out of all the poems I've read this morning, yours "hit the spot". More power!
Linda
I have just reunited with a close friend that I have not seen in 30 years and it seemed as though I saw him yesterday. The Gift of Friends speaks the words that I have not been able to say over the years.
TARA
it was just the poem i needed for my friends birthday.
marilyn
I liked this poem because the words were simple and expressed how I feel about my friends. Thank you for the poem and this site. just found it today and really enjoy reading the poems. The thing I do not like are all the pop ups on this site. Very annoying. Marilyn Lees
Lynn
Dec. 3, 2005 I think this is such a beautiful poem and it certain encompasses the many ups and downs in a lifetime but does it in a very special way.
Lindsay
I really enjoyed this poem, and felt I could relate to it.
Bryan
This poem shows the wonders of friendship. I really liked it! describes well, what friends are for.
larae
i love it and it seems to go along with every friendship the good and the bad
STEPHANIE
WHEN READING YOUR POEM IT REALLY TOUCHED MY HEART. I EMAILED IT TO MY BEST FRIEND AND IT ALSO TOUCHED HERS. WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT THERE AREN'T TOO MANY PEOPLE THAT CAN SAY THEY HAVE A TRUE FRIEND SO IT REALLY IS A GIFT. THANKS SO MUCH.
Kingsley
This is a nice work. The words have feeling and are easy to relate to. Never stop writing poetry. You have a gift to encourage because you have a grateful heart. Well done Lass!
Kathleen
Just love the way this is constructed and the message. Beautiful!
brittany
this was a very uplifting poem. many people can't find words to say how great there friendship is but you really put it into words. that is such an amazing poem. you should be so proud of that. that is one of the best friendship poems or even just poems in general that i have ever read! GREAT JOB!
stephanie
This is a beautiful poem, says exactly what I want to say. I love the rhythm and rhyme. Thank you.
Rev Dr. Karen
I love the writing that takes you in imagination and emotion to that thing, that place that instance which the author is expressing. I love writing which engages our experiences and links our expectations so that it reaches and resonates in that universal but personal space we call soul. This poem does that superbly.
Jackie
This poem truly describes friendship.
Jenna
I've read a lot of poems and this one is the only one that really go to me
MaeLee
Keep writing this was a great poem and really touched me b/c im the same way i feel like it was tlkin bout me and my friends but keep writing!
Lilian
I have been asked to produce a short commentary about friendship, and as it is for a group of friends from church, I needed to find something that was inoffensive. this is exactly right! Thank you Karen, and God Bless you for producing such a beautiful poem.
jessie
good
Dave
You have said things about my friend that I want to say, but I don't have the ability to write.
Serena
She has a good name for a poet! I like how various emotions are addressed.
Debbie
I thought this poem was lovely - simple but very true. Well done to someone who can put such words together in a beautiful manner!
Jenny
Very touching!
Lanie
I think this poem is so touching and true, the author did an excellent job on!
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