55 Poems About Friendship (to Bring You WAY Closer) 📖


Silas & Grace

Two friends enjoying spending time together.

Poems about friendship can be such a great reminder about who’s really important in your life.

I mean, think about it.

Do you remember those times when it felt safer to be alone?

Where you felt that you couldn’t get hurt, or used, if you just kept a good “healthy” distance from others?

But then you met that one person who walked into your life, because of a series of circumstances, and suddenly… you felt safe. 

You felt like you had someone who was FINALLY on your side, and who you could actually relate to.

I’ve been there so many times! I would have “frien-emies,” people who would be great one day, and then the next, there was a distance for no reason. It was tiring.

But now I am SO blessed to have friends who truly care, and look out for me. And if you have that too, then these might be some kind and thoughtful friendship poems to send their way. ❤️ 

PS – If you have a long-distance friend, then one of these poems might be a great thing to send their way!

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55 Poems for Friends

You deserve to have every part of your life leveled up in some way, big or small. It’s something I write frequently on.

And helping you to have better and more thoughtful friendships, is a great place to start.

Also, it was shown in a study that the quality of your friendships 

can really affect your wellbeing. So read over these kind poems about friendship, send a few, and strengthen that bond!

1. Us Two – By A.A. Milne

The poem about friendship by A.A. Milne titled, "Us Two."

“Wherever I am, there’s always Pooh,
There’s always Pooh and Me.
Whatever I do, he wants to do,
“Where are you going today?” says Pooh
“Well, that’s very odd ‘cos I was too.
“Let’s go together,” says Pooh, says he.
“Let’s go together,” says Pooh…”

More by A.A. Milne

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2. Forever Friends – By Amber S. Pence

“The friendship we have is so rare to find. 
We hate to see each other in a bind. 
We have made each other laugh so hard we’ve cried
We feel each other’s pain if we are hurt inside. 
We always can find the right words to say.
To help us get through any dreadful day.
We have told our secrets with no shame. 
We tell each other the truth, even if we are to blame. 
Thinking of you not being here makes me feel so sad. 
We will have to look back on our crazy memories to make us glad. 
he miles between us can’t keep us apart, 
Because we will keep each other close at heart.”

3. True Friends By Ashley Campbell

“A friend is like a star that twinkles and glows
Or maybe like a ocean that gently flows
A friend is like gold that you should treasure
And take care of forever and ever
A friend is like an angle that is there to guide you
A friend is someone you can trust out of a few
A friend is more than one in a million
They are one in ca-zillion 
And you, my friend, are very special
and so it is official.”

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4. Your Kind Of FriendshipBy Anonymous

“It takes more than caring
To be a real friend
The nature of friendship
Requires a blend
Of warmest compassion
And love deep and true
To reach and to comfort
The way that you do
Because I can see
That your kind of friendship
Is priceless to me.”


5. Alone – By Maya Angelou


“Lying, thinking
Last night
How to find my soul a home
Where water is not thirsty
And bread loaf is not stone
I came up with one thing
And I don’t believe I’m wrong
That nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone.”

More by Maya Angelou

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6. The Best of FriendsBy S Jill Wolf

“The best of friends
can change a frown,
Into a smile, 
When you feel down.
The best of friend
will understand,
Your little trials,
And lend a hand.
The best of friends
will always share,
Your secret dreams,
Because they care. 
The best of friends
Worth more than gold,
Give all the love,
A heart can hold.”

More by S Jill Wolf

7. 1383 – By Emily Dickinson

The friendship poem by Emily Dickinson titled, "1383."

“Long Years apart – can make no
Breach a second cannot fill –
The absence of the Witch does not
Invalidate the spell –

The embers of a Thousand Years
Uncovered by the Hand
That fondled them when they were Fire
Will stir and understand –”

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8. Childhood FriendsBy Mindy Carpenter

“As childhood friends, we grew up together,
Swearing to be friends forever and ever.
Sometimes we would argue and fight,
Other times we would laugh and stay up all night.
We went from playing with games and toys,
To talking and dreaming about different boys.
My thoughts and feelings, to you I would confide,
Never having anything to hide.
Friends we do remain,
Things changing, and things staying the same.
To each other we still listen and share,
About each other, we will always care.”

9. Thank You, FriendBy Joanna Fuchs

“Thank you, friend, for all the things
That mean so much to me
For concern and understanding
You give abundantly.
Thanks for listening with your heart;
For cheering me when I’m blue;
For bringing out the best in me;
And just for being you.
Thanks for in-depth conversation
That stimulates my brain;
For silly times we laugh out loud;
For things I can’t explain.
For looking past my flaws and faults;
For all the time you spend;
For all the kind things that you do,
Thank you; thank you, friend.”

More by Joanna Fuchs


10. True FriendsBy John P. Read

“Whenever life gets you down,
Remember I’ll always be around;
All you have to do is call.
When your dreams disappear,
I’ll always be near
To catch you when you fall.
So remember, dear friend,
On me you can depend;
Nothing’s too much at all.
I will stand by your side;
I won’t run and hide.
Seeing you happy is my reward.”

More by John P. Read

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11. A FriendBy Gillian Jones

“A person who listens and not condemn
Someone on whom you can depend
They will not flee when bad times are here
Instead, they will be there to lend an ear
They will think of ways to make you smile
So you can be happy for a while
When times are good and happy thereafter
They will be there to share the laughter
Do not forget your friends at all
For they pick you up when you fall
Do not expect to just take and hold
Give friendship back, it is pure gold.”

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12. A Golden Chain – By Helen Steiner Rice

Friendship is a golden chain,
The links are friends so dear,
And like a rare and precious jewel
It’s treasured more each year.

It’s clasped together firmly
With a love that’s deep and true,
And it’s rich with happy memories
And fond recollections, too.

Time can’t destroy its beauty
For as long as memory lives,
Years can’t erase the pleasure
That the joy of friendship gives.

For friendship is a priceless gift
That can’t be bought or sold,
But to have an understanding friend
Is worth far more than gold.

And the golden chain of friendship
Is a strong and blessed tie,
Binding kindred hearts together
As the years go passing by.”

More by Helen Steiner Rice

13. Thank You For Your Friendship And Your Love – By Nicholas Gordon

The friendship poem by Nicholas Gordon titled, "Thank You For Your Friendship And Your Love."

“Thank you for your friendship and your love.
However life may turn, this gift will be
A mountain that has made my river bend,
Nor will it flow the same way to the sea.
Knowing you is something I’m made of.
Years will not this part of me remove.
One lives for just a brief eternity,
Understanding truths that never end.”

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14. Sybil – By Julia Ward Howe


“Your head is wild with books, Sybil,
But your heart is good and kind—
I feel a new contentment near you,
A pleasure of the mind.

Glad should I be to sit beside you,
And let long hours glide by,
Reading, through all your sweet narrations,
The language of your eye.”

More by Julia Ward Howe


15.To All My Friends – By May Yang

“To all my friends who have been with me in weakness
when water falls rush down my two sides
To all my friends who have felt me in anguish
when this earthen back breaks between the crack of two blades
To all my friends who have held me in rage
when fire tears through swallows behind tight grins
I know you
I see you
I hear you
Although the world is silent around you
I know you
I see you
I hear you”

More by May Yang

16. In the Company of Women – By January Gill-O’Neil


“Make me laugh over coffee,
make it a double, make it frothy
so it seethes in our delight.
Make my cup overflow
with your small happiness.
I want to hoot and snort and cackle and chuckle.
Let your laughter fill me like a bell.
Let me listen to your ringing and singing
as Billie Holiday croons above our heads.”

More by January Gill-O’Neil

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17. Because You Are My Friend – By Joanna Fuchs

“Because you are my friend,
my life is enriched in a myriad of ways.
Like a cool breeze on a sweltering day,
like a ray of sunshine parting glowering clouds,
you lift me up.
In good times, we soar,
like weightless balloons
over neon rainbows.
In bad times, you are soothing balm
for my pummeled soul.
I learn so much from you;
you help me see old things in new ways.
I wonder if you are aware
of the bright seeds you are sowing in me.
I’m a better person for knowing you,
so that everyone I interact with
is touched by your good effect on me.
You relax me, refresh me, renew me.
Your bounteous heart envelops me
in joy and love and peace.
May your life be filled
with dazzling blessings,
just as I am blessed
by being your friend.”

More by Joanna Fuchs

18. A Friend Or Two – By Wilbur D. Nesbit

“There’s all of pleasure and all of peace
In a friend or two;
And all your troubles may find release
Within a friend or two;
It’s in the grip of the sleeping hand
On native soil or in alien land,
But the world is made-do you understand-
Of a friend or two.

A song to sing, and a crust to share
With a friend or two;
A smile to give and a grief to bear
With a friend or two;
A road to walk and a goal to win,
An inglenook to find comfort in,
The gladdest hours that we know begin
With a friend or two.

A little laughter; perhaps some tears
With a friend or two;
The days, the weeks, and the months and years
With a friend or two;
A vale to cross and a hill to climb,
A mock at age and a jeer at time-
The prose of life takes the lilt of rhyme
With a friend or two.

The brother-soul and the brother-heart
Of a friend or two
Make us drift on from the crowd apart,
With a friend or two;
For come days happy or come days sad
We count no hours but the ones made glad
By the hale good times we have ever had
With a friend or two.

Then brim the goblet and quaff the toast
To a friend or two,
For glad the man who can always boast
of a friend or two;
But fairest sight is a friendly face,
The blithest tread is a friendly pace
And heaven will be a better place
For a friend or two.”

More by Wilbur D. Nesbit


19. A Time to Talk – By Robert Frost

“When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don’t stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven’t hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.”

More by Robert Frost

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20. True Friends – By Emily

The poem about friendship by Emily titled, "True Friends."

“Best friends stick together till the end.
They are like a straight line that will not bend.

They trust each other forever,
No matter if you’re apart or together.

They can be your hero and save the day.
They will never leave your side; they are here to stay.

They help you up when you fall.
Your true friends are best of all.”

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21. Love and Friendship – By Emily Bronte


“Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree—
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom most constantly?”

More by Emily Bronte

22. The Friend – By Matt Hart

“The friend lives half in the grass
and half in the chocolate cake,
walks over to your house in the bashful light
of November, or the forceful light of summer.
You put your hand on her shoulder,
or you put your hand on his shoulder.
The friend is indefinite. You are both
so tired, no one ever notices the sleeping bags
inside you and under your eyes when you’re talking
together about the glue of this life, the sticky
saturation of bodies into darkness. The friend’s crisis
of faith about faith is unnerving in its power
to influence belief, not in or toward some other
higher power, but away from all power in the grass
or the lake with your hand on her shoulder, your hand
on his shoulder. You tell the friend the best things
you can imagine, and every single one of them has
already happened, so you recount them
of great necessity with nostalgic, atomic ferocity,
and one by one by one until many. The eggbirds whistle
the gargantuan trees. The noiserocks fall twisted
into each other’s dreams, their colorful paratrooping,
their skinny dark jeans, little black walnuts
to the surface of this earth. You and the friend
remain twisted together, thinking your simultaneous
and inarticulate thoughts in physical lawlessness,
in chemical awkwardness. It is too much
to be so many different things at once. The friend
brings black hole candy to your lips, and jumping
off the rooftops of your city, the experience.
So much confusion — the several layers of exhaustion,
and being a friend with your hands in your pockets,
and the friend’s hands in your pockets.
O bitter black walnuts of this parachuted earth!
O gongbirds and appleflocks! The friend
puts her hand on your shoulder. The friend
puts his hand on your shoulder. You find
a higher power when you look.”

More by Matt Hart

23. Red Brocade – By Naomi Shihab Nye


“The Arabs used to say,
When a stranger appears at your door,
feed him for three days
before asking who he is,
where he’s come from,
where he’s headed.
That way, he’ll have strength
enough to answer.
Or, by then you’ll be
such good friends
you don’t care.”

More by Naomi Shihab Nye

24. My True Friend – By Abimbola T. Alabi

“You always answer when I call
And help me up if I should fall,
But you never complain at all,
My true friend.

You confront me when I am wrong
But will never scold me for long,
Instead, you try to keep me strong,
My true friend.

You know the funny things to say
To make me laugh my fears away.
Like the sun, you brighten my day,
My true friend.

You see in me gifts I deny
And urge me to give things a try.
You spread for me my wings to fly,
My true friend.

You always perceive what I need
And offer it before I plead.
Just like a book, my mind you read,
My true friend.

You value little things I do
But won’t brag of what you do too.
How can I ever repay you,
My true friend?

And greatest of all I have found
When times are tough and I’m down,
You are the one who sticks around,
My true friend.”

More by Abimbola T. Alabi

25. If I Could Catch A Rainbow – By Sandra Lewis Pringle

“If I could catch a rainbow, I would do it, just for you,
And, share with you, its beauty, on the days you’re feeling blue.

If I could, I would build a mountain, you could call your very own.
A place to find serenity, a place just to be alone.

If I could, I would take your troubles, and toss them into the sea.
But, all these things, I’m finding, are impossible for me.

I cannot build a mountain, or catch a rainbow fair;
but, let me be, what I know best,
A Friend, who’s always there.

I promise to defend you, should the occasion ever rise,
And, I promise to wipe away the tears,
which might stream from your weeping eyes.

Let me be the trusted Friend, the one that you know best.
I will never leave you, on that, you can surely rest.”

26. On Friendship – By Khalil Gibran


“And a youth said, Speak to us of Friendship.
And he answered, saying:
Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.”

More by Khalil Gibran

27. Smile – By Jessica R. Dillinger

The poem about friendship by Jessica R. Dillinger titled, "Smile."

“If you’re feeling down; turn your frown upside down.
Put a smile on your face; take the world in your embrace.
Ask for a little help from the man up above.
And remember you have your best friend’s love.”

28. To Me, Fair Friend, You Never Can Be Old (Sonnet 104) – By William Shakespeare

“To me, fair friend, you never can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I ey’d,
Such seems your beauty still. Three winters cold,
Have from the forests shook three summers’ pride,

Three beauteous springs to yellow autumn turn’d,
In process of the seasons have I seen,
Three April perfumes in three hot Junes burn’d,
Since first I saw you fresh, which yet are green.

Ah! yet doth beauty like a dial-hand,
Steal from his figure, and no pace perceiv’d;
So your sweet hue, which methinks still doth stand,
Hath motion, and mine eye may be deceiv’d:

For fear of which, hear this thou age unbred:
Ere you were born was beauty’s summer dead.”

More by William Shakespeare

29. What is the greatest gift? – By Mary Oliver


“What is the greatest gift?
Could it be the world itself—the oceans, the meadowlark,
the patience of the trees in the wind?
Could it be love, with its sweet clamor of passion?

Something else—something else entirely 
holds me in thrall.
That you have a life that I wonder about
more than I wonder about my own.”

More by Mary Oliver


30. Hoping To Hear From A Former Friend – By Margaret Hasse

“Is it you on the other end of the line
hesitant to speak to me, pausing for a moment
to register my hello so you know my number
stayed the same, my last name remains mine?
Though my voice isn’t young as when we last spoke,
don’t you hear a familiar timbre?
Still you hesitate so as not to startle me
after all this time. Dots string out like an ellipsis
in the endless sentence of your absence.
I hear static-filled ticking, then
a friendly stranger mispronounces my name.
Recognizing a pitch to sell something
and feeling foolish, I hang up quickly.
Won’t you ever break your long silence?
Sorrow and anger keep my line open to you.”

More by Margaret Hasse

31. God Sends – By Rosalie Carter

“I think that God will never send,
A gift so precious as a friend,

A friend who always understands,
And fills each need as it demands,

Whose loyalty will stand the test,
When skies are bright or overcast,

Who sees the faults that merit blame,
But keeps on loving just the same,

Who does far more than creeds could do,
To make us good, to make us true,

Earth’s gifts a sweet contentment lend,
But only God can give a friend.”

32. Friends – By Liz Beran

“We are going to different high schools
I know it will be hard
we were best friends
and now we are ripped apart

I remember the good days we had
throughout these 3 long years
you were there when I was sad
even when I was in tears

But now it’s all changed
we can’t be together anymore
no more notebooks to exchange
or laughter to adore

No more inside jokes to hear
or gossip in the hall
now we have high school to fear
and that’s the worst of them all

I will never forget that smile of yours
and how it made me glad
just remember you’ll always be
the bestest friend I’ve ever had”

33. You Have A Friend In Me – By Kase And Sash

The poem about friendship by Kase And Sash titled, "You Have A Friend In Me."

“You have a friend in me,
Don’t try and hide your feelings
because your best friend can see.
I mean the world to you,
That’s how I know our friendship is true.
We will be besties for life,
One gets stabbed, we both feel the knife……”

34. O, My Friend – By Edgar Lee Masters

“O, my friend,
What fitting word can I say?
You, my chum,
My companion of infinite talks,
My inspiration,
My guide,
Through whom I saw myself at best;
You, the light of this western country.
You, a great richness.
A glory,
A charm,
Product and treasure of these States.”

More by Edgar Lee Masters

35. Your Catfish Friend – By Richard Brautigan

“If I were to live my life
in catfish forms
in scaffolds of skin and whiskers
at the bottom of a pond
and you were to come by
one evening
when the moon was shining
down into my dark home
and stand there at the edge
of my affection
and think, “It’s beautiful
here by this pond.  I wish
somebody loved me,”
I’d love you and be your catfish
friend and drive such lonely
thoughts from your mind
and suddenly you would be
at peace,
and ask yourself, “I wonder
if there are any catfish
in this pond?  It seems like
a perfect place for them.”

More by Richard Brautigan


36. Tug O’ War – By Shel Silverstein

“I will not play at tug o’ war.
I’d rather play at hug o’ war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.”

More by Shel Silverstein

37. The Cake Of Friendship – By Michelle Flores

“Preheat the oven of love
With plenty of secrets and hugs.

Mix in giggles and laughs
That makes your sides split in half.

Bake with the love and care
And all the things you both should share.

Decorate with the frosting of trust;
This is really a must.

Enjoy the cake; do not eat it fast.
Just like your new friendship, make it last.”

38. My Friend, Brielle – By Cathy Madison

“My friend, Brielle, is the best.
She is nicer than the rest.
When you are sad and have a frown,
She will turn it upside down.
Brielle is artistic, creative, too.
She is always there for you.
Brielle is so kind, and lots of fun.
As you can see, she is number one.

Side Note: If you send this quick and fun friendship poem to your friend, you can just switch out the name!”

39. Poem For A Friend – By Maurice Boland

“If I could write a poem,
I would write it just for you.
But I cannot write a poem,
So what am I to do?

If I could write a poem,
I would tell you lots of things,
Of love and happiness
and the joy your friendship brings.

But I cannot write a poem,
So you will never know
Just how much I love you,
And now I have to go!”

40. Cento Between the Ending and the End – By Cameron Awkward-Rich

The friendship poem by Cameron Awkward-Rich titled, "Cento Between the Ending and the End."


“it is like the world

hasn’t happened

when I call out

all my friends are there

everyone we love

is still alive gathered

at the lakeside

like constellations

my honeyed kin

honeyed light

beneath the sky”

More by Cameron Awkward-Rich

41. I Can Be a Pal – By Kristen Smith

“I can be a pal by smiling at you.
I can be a pal when you feel blue.
I can be a pal who is honest and kind.
I can be a pal when you’re in a bind.
I can be a pal by saying please and thank you.
I can be a pal when no one wants to.
I can be a pal every single day.
I can be a pal; what do you say?”

42. Success – By Edgar A. Guest

“I hold no dream of fortune vast,
Nor seek undying fame.

I do not ask when life is past
That many know my name.

I may not own the skill to rise
To glory’s topmost height,
Nor win a place among the wise,
But I can keep the right.

And I can live my life on earth
Contented to the end,
If but a few shall know my worth
And proudly call me friend.”

More by Edgar A. Guest

43. Times Are Changing – By Casey

“We had our good days and we had our bad,
I thought I would never forget the times we had.

The times are changing,
and our memories are slowly fading.
Though times may change,
we just have to hope and pray
that someday things will be okay.

The times are changing,
but we can’t keep holding onto the past,
because we don’t know if our past
can be part of our future.

And as I shed one last tear,
I live in fear
that as the times change
I will lose you forever.”

44. Friendship’s Flower – By Helen Steiner Rice

“Life is like a garden
And friendship like a flower,
That blooms and grows in beauty
With the sunshine and the shower.

And lovely are the blossoms
That are tended with great care,
By those who work unselfishly
To make the place more fair.

And, like the garden blossoms,
Friendship’s flower grows more sweet
When watched and tended carefully
By those we know and meet.

And, if the seed of friendship
Is planted deep and true
And watched with understanding,
Friendship’s flower will bloom for you.”

More by Helen Steiner Rice


45. How Many, How Much – By Shel Silverstein

The friendship poem by Shel Silverstein titled, "How Many, How Much."

“How many slams in an old screen door?
Depends how loud you shut it.
How many slices in a bread?
Depends how thin you cut it.
How much good inside a day?
Depends how good you live ’em.
How much love inside a friend?
Depends how much you give ’em.”

More by Shel Silverstein

46. Emblems Of Friendship – By John Imrie

Friendship is a golden band
Linking life with life,
Heart to heart, and hand to hand,
Antidote to strife.

Friendship is a silken cord
Beautiful and strong,
Guarding, by each kindly word,
Loving hearts from wrong.

Friendship is a beacon-light
On life’s rocky shore,
Brightest in our darkest night
When the breakers roar.

Friendship is an iron shield
Where life’s cruel darts
Ever may be forced to yield
Ere they wound true hearts.

Friendship is the gift of God
Freely to us given,
As the flowers that gem the sod,
Or the light of heaven!”

More by John Imrie

47. Let’s Be Friends – By Christine Corona

“Would you like to be my friend?
That would be so fine!
We’ll run around in your backyard
And then we’ll play in mine.
We’ll walk to school together.
And share our lunches too.
Oh, what a lucky kid I am
To have a friend like you!”

48. With A Friend – By Vivian Gouled

“I can talk with a friend
and walk with a friend
and share my umbrella
in the rain.

I can play with a friend
and stay with a friend
and learn with a friend
and explain.

I can eat with a friend
and compete with a friend
and even sometimes

I can ride with a friend
and take pride with a friend.
A friend can mean
so much to me!”

49. My Friends – By Ali Power

“why be evasive
when you can listen to an audio book
about a biologist
on a mysterious expedition
to Area X
an area cut off from civilization
today I’ve spoken to no one
and I feel fine
but feelings aren’t facts my friends
and I’ve eaten the last of the cheese
and table water crackers
and I have no salary
but I will hold you”

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50. Will You Ever? – By Kaitlin M. Yawn

The friendship poem by Kaitlin M. Yawn titled, "Will You Ever?"

“I don’t think you will
Ever fully understand
How you’ve touched my life
And made me who I am.

I don’t think you could ever know
Just how truly special you are,
That even on the darkest nights
You are my brightest star.

You’ve allowed me to experience
Something very hard to find,
Unconditional love that exists
In my body, soul, and mind.

I don’t think you could ever feel
All the love I have to give,
And I’m sure you’ll never realize
You’ve been my will to live.

You are an amazing person,
And without you I don’t know where I’d be.
Having you in my life
Completes and fulfills every part of me”


51. Work For Friendship – By J.J. Thorne

“The duties of friendship to perform,
Will keep our thoughts wide awake;
Make life true and warm,
For friendship’s sake.

Cursed is he that makes envy,
Lies, tattles, and fraternity break;
Speak in praise and speak the truth,
For friendship’s sake.

Love warms and never alarms,
Sweet as lilies of the lake;
Row your boat and gather charms.
For friendship’s sake.

If peace and harmony through human regard,
We desire to make;
We will work if it is hard;
For friendship’s sake.

In pursuit and plod for wealth,
Let honesty hold the stake;
Do not hate the man of stealth,
For friendship’s sake.

Live upright, honest and fair,
Give rather than take;
In brotherly love do you share?
For friendship’s sake.”

More by J.J. Thorne

52. Friends For Life – By Angelica N. Brissett

“We are friends.
I’ve got your back,
And you have mine.
I’ll help you out
To see you hurt,
To see you cry,
Makes me weep
And wanna die.
If you agree
To never fight,
It wouldn’t matter
Who’s wrong or right.
If a broken heart
Needs a mend,
I’ll be right there
Till the end.
If your cheeks are wet
From drops of tears,
Don’t worry,
Let go of your fears.
Hand in hand
Love is sent.
We’ll be friends
Till the end!”

53. New Friends and Old Friends – By Joseph Parry

“Make new friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold.
New-made friendships, like new wine,
Age will mellow and refine.
Friendships that have stood the test-
Time and change- are surely best;
Brow may wrinkle, hair grow gray;
Friendship never knows decay.
For ‘mid old friends, tried and true,
Once more, we, our youth, renew.
But old friends, alas! May die;
New friends must their place supply.
Cherish friendship in your breast-
New is good, but old is best;
Make new friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold.”

54. Acknowledgments – By Danez Smith


“at the function, i feel myself splitting into too many rooms of static
you touch my hand & there i am

do you want to be best friends?
a box for yes, a box for no”

More by Danez Smith

55. Comrades Four – By Claude McKay

The poem about friendship by Claude McKay titled, "Comrades Four."

“Dear comrades, my comrades,
My heart is always true;
An’ ever an’ ever
I shall remember you.

We all joined together,
Together joined we four;
An’ I have been first to
Pass t’rough the open door.”

More by Claude McKay

Poetry About Friendship FAQ

1. How do I write a poem about my best friend?

There are two things you want to do. First, make a list of all of their amazing qualities, that you appreciate. Second, think about why you’re grateful for them. What have they done for you in your life? How have they changed it for the better?

What did Emily Dickinson say about friendship?

A great quote by Emily Dickinson on friendship says, “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” And it’s true. It’s better to be surrounded by those who truly care for you, than isolated and lonely.

What are 3 beautiful lines for a best friend?

Here are three beautiful lines for your best friend:
1. “A friend is what the heart needs all the time.” – Henry van Dyke
2. “A true friend will take your hand, and lead you of the dark room of your despair.” – Anonymous
3. “The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

What is a poetic quote about friends?

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” – Aristotle

How do you begin a poem?

First, make a list of your friend’s wonderful attributes, what you’re grateful to them for, and what you wish they’d see about themselves. Then pick your poem type, and take time to practice. It’s ok if it takes some time before it’s ready; there’s no pressure to get it right!

Navigating life alone is complicated, and can cause so much stress. But thankfully there are those who are with us, and for us.

You don’t have to be alone to be safe, you just have to let go of those who aren’t, and find those who value your safety. ❤️ 

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