Poems for Friendship

  • Epistle To A Young Friend
    By Robert Burns

    I Lang hae thought, my youthfu' friend,
    A something to have sent you,
    Tho' it should serve nae ither end
    Than just a kind memento:
    But how the subject-theme may gang,
    Let time and chance determine;
    Perhaps it may turn out a sang:
    Perhaps turn out a sermon.

    Ye'll try the world soon, my lad;
    And, Andrew dear, believe me,
    Ye'll find mankind an unco squad,
    And muckle they may grieve ye:
    For care and trouble set your thought,
    Ev'n when your end's attained;
    And a' your views may come to nought,
    Where ev'ry nerve is strained.

    I'll no say, men are villains a';
    The real, harden'd wicked,
    Wha hae nae check but human law,
    Are to a few restricked;
    But, Och! mankind are unco weak,
    An' little to be trusted;
    If self the wavering balance shake,
    It's rarely right adjusted!

    Yet they wha fa' in fortune's strife,
    Their fate we shouldna censure;
    For still, th' important end of life
    They equally may answer;
    A man may hae an honest heart,
    Tho' poortith hourly stare him;
    A man may tak a neibor's part,
    Yet hae nae cash to spare him.

    Aye free, aff-han', your story tell,
    When wi' a bosom crony;
    But still keep something to yoursel',
    Ye scarcely tell to ony:
    Conceal yoursel' as weel's ye can
    Frae critical dissection;
    But keek thro' ev'ry other man,
    Wi' sharpen'd, sly inspection.

    The sacred lowe o' weel-plac'd love,
    Luxuriantly indulge it;
    But never tempt th' illicit rove,
    Tho' naething should divulge it:
    I waive the quantum o' the sin,
    The hazard of concealing;
    But, Och! it hardens a' within,
    And petrifies the feeling!

    To catch dame Fortune's golden smile,
    Assiduous wait upon her;
    And gather gear by ev'ry wile
    That's justified by honour;
    Not for to hide it in a hedge,
    Nor for a train attendant;
    But for the glorious privilege
    Of being independent.

    The fear o' hell's a hangman's whip,
    To haud the wretch in order;
    But where ye feel your honour grip,
    Let that aye be your border;
    Its slightest touches, instant pause—
    Debar a' side-pretences;
    And resolutely keep its laws,
    Uncaring consequences.

    The great Creator to revere,
    Must sure become the creature;
    But still the preaching cant forbear,
    And ev'n the rigid feature:
    Yet ne'er with wits profane to range,
    Be complaisance extended;
    An atheist-laugh's a poor exchange
    For Deity offended!

    When ranting round in pleasure's ring,
    Religion may be blinded;
    Or if she gie a random sting,
    It may be little minded;
    But when on life we're tempest driv'n—
    A conscience but a canker—
    A correspondence fix'd wi' Heav'n,
    Is sure a noble anchor!

    Adieu, dear, amiable youth!
    Your heart can ne'er be wanting!
    May prudence, fortitude, and truth,
    Erect your brow undaunting!
    In ploughman phrase, "God send you speed,"
    Still daily to grow wiser;
    And may ye better reck the rede,
    Then ever did th' adviser!

  • A Friend is a Treasure
    A Friend is a Treasure A friend is someone we turn to,
    when our spirits need a lift.
    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 make the world we live in,
    a better and happier place.

    True friends are for life
    Until the end
    They're more than special
    They're your bestest friends.

    They're the ones you can go to
    When you're in despair
    The ones that'll help you
    Even when you got gum in your hair!

    They're the ones who'll laugh
    And go laughing with you all through the night
    The ones who'll help you
    Help you with all their might

    To have a good friend
    You have to be one
    So be nice to one another
    So you can be friends forever
    And that\'s how to be the best friend you can be.

    - Samantha Sumler

    friendship is not just the name of an
    ordinary feeling. but it is the name of the feelings of understanding, honesty and frankness between two persons. and these feelings keep the two very special persons bounded together and such a friendship lies in two of us.

    - Sahar Ashraf <>
  • A Bottle And Friend
    By Robert Burns

    There's nane that's blest of human kind,
    But the cheerful and the gay, man,
    Fal, la, la, &c.

    Here's a bottle and an honest friend!
    What wad ye wish for mair, man?
    Wha kens, before his life may end,
    What his share may be o' care, man?

    Then catch the moments as they fly,
    And use them as ye ought, man:
    Believe me, happiness is shy,
    And comes not aye when sought, man.

  • Love In The Guise Of Friendship
    By Robert Burns

    Your friendship much can make me blest,
    O why that bliss destroy!
    Why urge the only, one request
    You know I will deny!

    Your thought, if Love must harbour there,
    Conceal it in that thought;
    Nor cause me from my bosom tear
    The very friend I sought.

  • My Godlike friend
    By Robert Burns

    My godlike friend—nay, do not stare,
    You think the phrase is odd-like;
    But God is love, the saints declare,
    Then surely thou art god-like.

    And is thy ardour still the same?
    And kindled still at Anna?
    Others may boast a partial flame,
    But thou art a volcano!

    Ev'n Wedlock asks not love beyond
    Death's tie-dissolving portal;
    But thou, omnipotently fond,
    May'st promise love immortal!

    Thy wounds such healing powers defy,
    Such symptoms dire attend them,
    That last great antihectic try—
    Marriage perhaps may mend them.

    Sweet Anna has an air—a grace,
    Divine, magnetic, touching:
    She talks, she charms—but who can trace
    The process of bewitching?

  • My friend
    By Robert Burns

    O could I give thee India's wealth,
    As I this trifle send;
    Because thy joy in both would be
    To share them with a friend.

    But golden sands did never grace
    The Heliconian stream;
    Then take what gold could never buy—
    An honest bard's esteem.

    By Henry Vaughan

    Sees not my friend, what a deep snow
    Candies our country's woody brow?
    The yielding branch his load scarce bears,
    Oppress'd with snow and frozen tears;
    While the dumb rivers slowly float,
    All bound up in an icy coat.
    Let us meet then! and while this world
    In wild eccentrics now is hurl'd,
    Keep we, like nature, the same key,
    And walk in our forefathers' way.
    Why any more cast we an eye
    On what may come, not what is nigh?
    Why vex ourselves with fear, or hope
    And cares beyond our horoscope?
    Who into future times would peer,
    Looks oft beyond his term set here,
    And cannot go into those grounds
    But through a churchyard, which them bounds.
    Sorrows and sighs and searches spend
    And draw our bottom to an end,
    But discreet joys lengthen the lease,
    Without which life were a disease;
    And who this age a mourner goes,
    Doth with his tears but feed his foes

  • Friendships come and Friendships go
    Friendships come and Friendships go
    Like wave upon the sand
    Like day and night
    Like birds in flight
    Like snowflakes when they land
    But you and I are something else
    Our friendship's here to stay
    Like weeds and rocks and dirty socks
    It never goes away!

    A best friend
    is always there,
    whether you need advice,
    or a pep talk,
    or even a shoulder to cry on.
    A best friend
    listens with her heart
    and is always honest with you,
    even though the truth
    may not be
    what you want to hear.
    A best friend
    knows all your secrets,
    understands your fears
    shares your dreams.
    A best friend
    never stops believing in you
    even if you give up
    on yourself.
    you are
    that kind of friend
    to me.
    And no matter what happens,
    you always will be.
    You are my best friend....
    my forever friend.

    - Renee Duvall
  • Friend

    A friend is a person
    to laugh and cry with,
    An inspiration,
    Someone who lends a helping hand,
    though friends may not be forever,
    And they may not end up together,
    the memories of a true friendship will
    last forever.
    A friend is not a shadow nor a servant
    But someone who hold
    a piece of a person in his heart.
    Someone who shares a smile,
    Someone who brightens up your day
    What makes a person a friend?
    Is by saying your Love will stay.

    - Renee donna Bufete
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