50 Friendship Poems

A collection of best friendship poems to share with her or him. These short poems are great to share with people with whom you have a closeness and affection. Friendship is a blessing and we hope you find reflections of this in the poetry we feature.

The relationship we have with our friends is a unique one; with our friends, we share excitement, trust, forgiveness, and joy. We experience happy times and unhappy times. But the one thing that is consistent with a friend is no matter what the situation they are there for you.

Over the years we have collected short poetry and many of our friends have given us great ones and in some cases written poems for us.

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1. Best Friend Poems 2. Famous Friendship Poems
3. True Friendship Poems 4. New Friends and Old Friends
5. Faithful Friends 6. Friends Are Blessings
7. Verses About Friendship 8. Thank You Friend
9. Welcome Friends 10. Inspirational Friendship Poems
11. Be Appreciative 12. Best Friend Poems
13. Be A Friend 14. A Friend's Greeting
15. The Making Of Friends 16. Put To The Test
17. To Know All Is To Forgive All 18. Hopes Of Joy
19. A MIle With Me 20. We Love But A Few
21. Old And New 22. Inscriptions For A Friend's House
23.To My Friend 24. Frankness Between Friends
25. Thinking Of You Poems 26. Spirit of Friendship
27. Reckoning 28. The Gain


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  1. Attend To Thine Alone
    Poet: J. J. Thorne

    Life defiled, name debauched,
    Peace bids you long adieu:
    When you concern yourself in other business,
    That does not concern you,

    Meddling makes foes and enemies,
    And friends but very few;
    It is well to let that alone,
    That does not bother you.

    To accomplish well life's perfection,
    We must the line of wisdom hew;
    Measure the sill with the rule of honor,
    It is the square fur me and you.

    An honorable man with ways pervert,
    The world never knew;
    If you mingle with bad companions.
    They will bring on trouble to you.

    The world was made through love and mercy,
    Each and everything we view;
    If we give God the praise of all.
    It will moralize me and you.

    God blesses and cares for all,
    He gives us duty and work to do;
    Dictated by the star of truth,
    The conscience of me and you.

    Prudence accomplishes many things,
    Honesty makes us brave and true;
    Precision will eventually make you friends
    That now are foes to you.



  2. Old Friendship Street
    by Theodosia Garrison


    Love led me to an unknown land and fain was I to go;
    From peak to peak a weary way he lures me to and fro;
    On narrow ledge and dizzy height he dares my wayworn feet
    I would that I were back again to walk Old Friendship Street.

    It's there one knew the level road, the even grass-grown way;
    My brain grew never wildered there, my feet might never stray;
    But here I quarrel for the path with every soul I meet -
    I would that I were back again to walk Old Friendship Street.

    It's here I find no gracious hand to close within my own,
    But there one never raised a song to find he sang alone;
    And always at a neighbour's hearth were kindly glass and seat
    I would that I were back again to walk Old Friendship Street.

    I'm sick of awful depths and heights, I'm sick of storm and strife;
    I'll let love lead for bolder folk and take my ease in life.
    I know whose voice will hail me first, whose welcoming be sweet
    It's I am going back again to walk Old Friendship Street.



  3. It Would Be Better
    Poet: Eben E. Rexford


    Oh, my friend, it would be better
    If to those we love, we gave
    Tender words while they were with us
    Than to say them o'er a grave!

    Many a heart is hungry, starving,
    For a little word of love;
    Speak it then, and as the sunshine
    Gilds the lofty peaks above,

    So the joy of those who hear it
    Sends its radiance down life's way,
    And the world is brighter, better,
    For the loving words we say.

    Loving words will cost but little,
    As along through life we go;
    Let us, then, make others happy, —
    If you love them, tell them so.



  4. Fountain of Friendship
    Poet: Hall L. Calhoun


    Just a word of kindly greeting;
    Just a thought of other's care;
    Just a word of love repeating;
    How it lifts the load that's there!

    Just to know another's thinking;
    Just to feel another's there;
    Just to hope another's drinking;
    At the fountain of friendship fair.

    This it is that sets us feeling;
    This it is that cheers the soul;
    This it is that comes revealing,
    What is friendship's real goal.

    Let me then a kind word speak;
    Let me cheer another's heart;
    Let me joy for others seek
    As in life I take my part.



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  6. Faults Of Others
    Poet:  Daniel C. Colesworthy


    What are another's faults to me?
    I've not a vulture's bill,
    To pick at every flaw I see,
    And make it wider still.

    It is enough for me to know
    I've follies of my own;
    And on my heart the care bestow,
    And let my friends alone.



  7. Friends
    Poet: Unknown


    Never lose an old friend
    No matter what the cause.
    We wouldn't ever do it
    If we didn't look for flaws.

    The one thing worth while having
    Is a friend that's stood the test.
    And who has one friend such as this
    Knows friendship at its best.



  8. Friendship
    Poet: Leonora Milliken Boss


    We often meet in walks of life.
    Those who are strange of face;
    But they oftimes in passing,
    Have left the faintest trace

    Of something we can hardly name,
    But, still, must own it's there;
    A something that in passing,
    Has left our lives more fair.

    And may there not, in meeting here,
    Within this forest grand,
    A friendship been cemented,
    A friendship that will stand.

    We meet, we part, we know not how,
    Or when again we'll meet.
    But there is, in forest friendship,
    A something rare and sweet.

    And may it be in after years,
    These days you'll each recall,
    And linger then with fondness
    On the crowning scene of all.

    The forest; with its stately trees,
    So large and straight and grand,
    A monument to friendship,
    For in unity they stand.

    Not a chord that is not vibrant
    With harmony supreme;
    Take them ever for your guidance.
    Then you'll know what friendship means.



  9. A Life Treasure, A Friend
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2020


    A life treasure to me
    Is my old friend indeed
    They have been around
    While others have gone underground.

    That old friend is dependable
    There is no one comparable
    Through good times and bad
    During the happy and the sad.

    Memories that will be with me
    Of old friends and being happy
    Cherished times we have shared
    Always with love and care.

    But we should not forget
    Nor should we regret
    Making new friends also
    Start by saying hello.

    As new friends become old friends
    With time passing by, one tends
    To realize that new or old
    Friends are truly gold!



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  11. Loves You No Matter What
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2020


    Who is that friend that loves you, no matters what
    They would run through the mud, jump over a hut
    Just to be with you
    They love you, no matter what you do.

    They say they are man's best friend
    They will stand by your side to the end
    They are always loyal and will protect you so
    Doesn't matter if you are fast or slow.

    So by now, you have figured out
    And you may want to shout
    A dog is man's best friend,
    One who will stand with us to the end!



  12. Around Your Heart
    Poet: Greta Zwaan, ©2018


    Friendship curls around your heart and joy replaces gloom,
    It gives your life a sense of peace and calm.
    It soothes the troubled mind where anxiety has ruled,
    It comforts like a soothing, healing balm.

    The curtain of despair that has threatened to devour
    The very peace you tried so hard to find,
    That has put your life on pause and subjected you to pain,
    And has claimed each corner of your troubled mind.

    Seems less painful when it’s shared with a friend who knows your heart,
    On whose shoulder you can shed your many tears.
    Who will never reprimand and repeat what you have said,
    Who will help to heal your hurts and deepest fears.



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  14. Love Us Best
    Poet: C. C. Hassler


    We may breast the waves of sorrow
    That sometimes run mountain high,
    See the hopes, we fondly cherish
    Droop, and wither, fade and die
    We may yearn for love and sympathy
    To cheer us, as we go.
    With weary footsteps over
    Paths where thorns and roses grow,
    But there's always this assurance
    Soothes an aching, tired breast.
    Friends that God has chosen for us,
    Always seem to love us best.

    Tis the little cares and worries.
    That in life go hand in hand,
    And the little slights and troubles
    That are hardest to withstand.
    But the little streams of pleasure,
    Dancing onward to the sea,
    Make the life of all worth living
    Even in adversity,
    For the friendly hands that often
    In our own are fondly pressed,
    Made us sure that of all others,
    They're the ones that love us best.

    Tis the little deeds of kindness
    That we show to others here,
    That shall bear the richest fruitage
    When the harvest shall appear.
    For the gentle word of sympathy
    That cheers us on the way.
    Makes the path thro' life seem brighter.
    Helps to drive the clouds away.
    And when life's bright rays are fading,
    Like the sunset in the west,
    Friends we meet in birthday greetings,
    Always seem to love us best.



  15. Thank You My Friend
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2020


    I don't say it often enough
    Maybe because I think I'm tough
    But this thank you is long overdue
    You are a great friend and I appreciate you!

    We have had some wonderful times
    Times I wouldn't trade for a million dimes
    And then there have been times that are challenging too
    But I could always depend on you.

    So, my friend, I just want to say
    Thank you, in every way
    For being my friend each and every day
    You are the best, you're more than okay!



  16. Welcome My Friend
    Poet: Unknown

    The world is filled
    With all too few
    Wonderful people
    Like YOU!

    My door is always open
    You are always welcome here
    Our friendship is golden
    You, my friend, are so dear!



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  18. Friendship
    Poet: Unknown

    It is my joy in life to find
    At every turning of the road,
    The strong arms of a comrade kind.
    To help me onward with my load;
    And since I have no gold to give.
    And love alone must make amends,
    My only prayer is while I live, —
    God make me worthy of my friends.



  19. Upon The Sand
    By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    All love that has not friendship for its base,
    Is like a mansion built upon the sand.
    Though brave its walls as any in the land,
    And its tall turrets lift their heads in grace;
    Though skilful and accomplished artists trace
    Most beautiful designs on every hand,
    And gleaming statues in dim niches stand,
    And fountains play in some flow'r-hidden place,
    Yet, when from the frowning east a sudden gust
    Of adverse fate is blown, or sad rains fall
    Day in, day out, against its yielding wall,
    Lo ! the fair structure crumbles to the dust.
    Love, to endure life's sorrow and earth's woe,
    Needs friendship's solid mason-work below.



  20. How Blessed I Am
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2020

    Don't think a day goes by
    When I stop and realize
    How blessed I am
    To have a friend like you

    I appreciate your kindness
    Your listening ear
    When I tell you of my fears
    You listen, you hear.

    Appreciation for another
    Especially like you, no other
    Thanks my friend for always being there
    Appreciation I do share!



  21. A Friend Is Someone
    Poet Unknown

    A friend is someone
    we turn to when our spirits need a life.
    A friend is someone
    we treasure for our friendship is a gift.
    A friend is someone
    who fills our lives with beauty, joy, and grace
    And makes the world
    we live in a better and happier place.



  22. I went out to find a friend But could not find one there; I went out to be a friend, And friends were everywhere!


  23. Friends
    by S. E. Kiser


    Not he that counts my errors;
    Not he that holds me back
    With doubting words to show me
    Wherein and how I lack;
    Not he that sees my failings;
    And, seeing them, is free
    To take my measure by them —
    He's not the friend for me.

    But he that learns my virtues,
    Who takes me at my best;
    Who notes my greater failings
    And overlooks the rest;
    Who, after I have striven
    And have not failed, is free
    With words of commendation —
    He is the friend for me.

    He that forever warns me
    Of dangers in my way.
    Who doubts my strength to meet them
    And ever bids me stay,
    May truly seek to shield me.
    May wish me well, but he
    Whose faith is inspiration —
    He is the friend for me.



  24. Worthy Of My Friends
    by Frank Dempster Sherman

    It is my joy in life to find
    At every turning of the road,
    The strong arm of a comrade kind
    To help me onward with my load:
    And since I have no gold to give,
    And love alone must make amends,
    My only prayer is, while I live, —
    God make me worthy of my friends!



  25. Thy Friendship
    Poet: Eloise A. Skimings


    Thy friendship like magic is nectar to me,
    Distilled from the fountains of love;
    May thy life a garden of beauty be.
    In the beautiful land above.



  26. God Bless Thee Friend
    Poet: Eloise A. Skimings


    'Tis sweet to feel friendship's warm glow,
    When sorrow's tears from sad eyes flow;
    When hearts with wounds are pierced by care
    God bless thee friend, my earnest prayer.



  27. Best A Friend Can Be
    Poet: Lucy Larcom

    What is the best a friend can be
    To any soul, to you or me?
    Not only shelter, comfort, rest -
    Inmost refreshment unexpressed;
    Not only a beloved guide
    To thread life's labyrinth at our side,
    Or with love's torch lead on before;
    Though these be much, there yet is more.

    The best friend is an atmosphere
    Warm with all inspirations dear,
    Wherein we breathe the large, free breath
    Of life that hath no taint of death.
    Our friend is an unconscious part
    Of every true beat of our heart;
    A strength, a growth, whence we derive
    God's health that keeps the world alive.

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Friendship is a gift in life, treasure it! Friends new and old can influence and impact us in positive ways. We hope this poetry expresses your thoughts for your friends and that you will share them with the special people in your life that you consider your friends.

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