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Love and Friendship Poems

Platonic love is very much a part of any close friendship. But such a love doesn't always stay platonic. Sometimes it turns into passionate love. Crossing that line, between friendship and love, can be both beautiful and extremely difficult.

Love and Friendship Poems (1-50)

  • by Lonely Shadow
    Friendship is a marvelous gift. But, sometimes, it's not the whole of what we have to offer.
  • by Kathleen Sheppard
    From friendship to love - and then, in trepidation, back again.
  • by Ashlie
    Friendship can lead not only to love, but also to lust. And that can be a mistake not easily rectified.
  • by Tina K
    If this section is about friendship turned to love, where do we put those poems about love turned to friendship? Or is there really a difference?
  • by Aindréas Brennan
    Sometimes friendship can softly turn to love - and no one has the courage to mention it.
  • by Sandy Fioretti
    People overcome their fear of rejection every day, finding the courage to say "I love you." But what about the very real fear of ruining a friendship?
  • by John O.
    Mistakes are easier to live with when we know we're not alone.
  • by Daisy
    The path from friendship to love may sometimes take the shape of a song.
  • by Todd Fulton
    Some gifts are given especially to be returned.
  • by Shannbodan
    To find love, you must first be willing to look for it.
  • by Chole
    Time and distance can often make us wiser.
  • by Dave
    Friendship. Love. And dreams of one becoming the other.

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  • by Sara Suvada
    Sometimes friendship is less painful than love.
  • by Jon Macomber
    When friendship turns to love, there aren't always easy answers to be found.
  • by Buster
    A loving friend can release us from the prison we have built for ourselves. Only to deliver us into another.
  • by Mikol Khol
    Time spent with a friend can easily become more than just time spent with a friend.
  • by Peng
    The feelings written into this poem are quite moving. This poet does a good job in describing how friendship can turn into a very special love.
  • by Sherry Roberts
    This talented poet writes about the significance of friendship and its evolution into love.
  • by Shannon
    This poet artfully expresses the beauty of allowing a friendship to grow into true love.
  • by Joe Vieira
    Discovering that a friend is actually a lover as well - What a beautiful day for this poet...
  • by Lesliann Gilardi
    When we cross the line from "friends" to "lovers", we have to be aware that we will be altering the complexion of that relationship forever.
  • by Melissa Neiding
    There are many, many things to appreciate about a beautiful friendship - especially when that friendship is turning to love.
  • by Retina Yazzie
    When friendship turns to love, there are questions that need to be answered.
  • by Earthbound Angel
    When a close friend surprises us, we sometimes don't react exactly the way we might have wished.
  • by Tanya W.
    One weekend, when a friend becomes more than friend, really can change a life forever.
  • by Matt Whitaker
    Friendship doesn't always lead where we thought it would…
  • by Christelle S.
    Falling in love with a friend can be difficult. Falling in love with a married friend can be Hell…
  • by Christine Cawley
    Try as you will, you can never go back…
  • by Magic
    The way we see people, the people we love, has very little to do with our eyes.
  • by Jfreak
    One day, for no apparent reason, our eyes start seeing that special friend in a new, different, perhaps frightening way. And then…
  • by Gitte65
    Because we are mortal, we all make mistakes. Because we are human, we feel them.
  • by Teresa Fiehn
    Stick your hand on a hot stove, and you'll be amazed how quickly you remove it. But Love, which can hurt far worse, has a way of bringing us back again and again for more and more pain.
  • by Linda Christensen
    We share ourselves with friends. And how much more deep and intimate can the sharing become when friendship turns to love?
  • by Dreamer
    A friend - whether near or far - is someone with whom we can share our innermost feelings...
  • by Ryan Autumn
    How wondrous it is to realize that a best friend is also the person we love...
  • by May Queen
    This short but poignant poem is a wonderful testament to what it feels like to vainly love a friend…
  • by Horace Whitfield
    Suppose you met someone new. A friend. What kind of questions would you really like to ask?
  • by Moonshyne
    When friendship turns to love, if only for a night, it can be very beautiful. Unfortunately, it can also be very complicated.
  • by Lynn Smiley
    When you go down a one-way road, you have no choice but to accept your destination.
  • by Thoughtful Dreamer
    Friendship can take some strange twists and turns, and the road isn't always what we expected it to be.
  • by Anthony Fusco
    Falling in love with a friend can be wonderful. Unless, of course, you forget to tell her…
  • by Diane Blue
    This poem is filled with sincerity and beauty, and a touch of pain, as it explores what happens when fear comes between friends that could be more.
  • by Melissa Ann Berman
    Whether from deception or mixed signals, friendship can easily turn to longing. And pain.
  • by Cindy
    As close friends get inside each other, become a part of each other, falling in love becomes an easy step to take. And, sometimes, a painful one.
  • by May Queen
    Simplicity, in the hands of a gifted poet, can speak volumes. This very short, very simple poem holds uncountable Truths. And, too, immeasurable pains.
  • by Tina K
    This poem is not about friends who fall in love. This poem is about lovers who unexpectedly become the best of friends…
  • by BadKismet
    This poem is about friendship and Love, about arguments and misunderstandings, about pride and stubbornness, about pain and frustration, about certainty and doubt. All of that, in only 16 lines of beauty.
  • by Nina
    Love doesn't always come easily to a broken heart. But we still need friends…
  • by Tina Potts
    Maybe there's no such thing as a simple friendship. And maybe that's even more true when the friends are opposite genders. But this poet recognizes the specialness of her friendship with one person, and realizes that time and patience are her only answers to unasked questions.
  • by Boop
    Moving from friends to lovers seems almost a natural progression. But what about moving in the other direction?
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