Patricia Grantham

Silver Star - 3,342 Points (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

A Faithful Friend


How many of you can find a faithful friend?
That will stick close by you unto the very end
When trouble comes they will never forsake
Always ready to give more than they will take

A friend like that is so very hard to find
One you can count on to talk and unwind
Someone that's concerned about how you feel
Cares for you deeply with a love that's real

A friend when in need is a friend indeed
Show yourself friendly by sowing the seed
How sweet are the words spoken between friends
Just like a balm that heals or a needle that mends

A friend that sticks closer than any brother
Very trustworthy and not the same as another
You can count on them to answer when you call
There to help you when your back is to the wall

Submitted: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Topic of this poem: friend


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  • Freshman - 906 Points Damian Murphy (3/14/2015 3:13:00 PM)

    real friends are indeed a treasure. a lovely verse (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 212 Points Dee Corpolongo (1/18/2015 8:17:00 PM)

    This is an amazing poem and all the words hold so true......truly great friends are so few.......
    Thank you for such genuine feelings expressed.....and for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 20,980 Points Chinedu Dike (1/1/2015 3:05:00 PM)

    Exquisite! Lovely! Superb! ... The rhyme scheme is beautiful. Anyone who is lucky to find such a friend is blessed with a rare gem. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,855 Points Kim Barney (12/6/2014 6:09:00 PM)

    Faithful friends are indeed priceless. No matter what happens they stick with you. Very well written. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,005 Points Rajnish Manga (12/6/2014 1:01:00 PM)

    Through this poem, you have drawn an honest portrait of a true friend who is universal in its nature and appeal. Congratulations for the today's distinction. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,751 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (12/6/2014 6:08:00 AM)

    Congratulations on your poem chosen as poem of the day. A beautiful poem about friends that is worth the mention. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,521 Points Lyn Paul (12/6/2014 3:48:00 AM)

    Wonderful Words Patricia. True friends are Diamonds. When troubles arise you realise just who your true friends are.
    Congratulations and I wish you a Fabulous Festive Season Too. x (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,501 Points Amitava Sur (12/6/2014 1:19:00 AM)

    Hi - Dear Patricia, congratulation for rightly being honored for a poem which I appreciated on the same day but 10 months back.... Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (12/6/2014 12:27:00 AM)

    beautiful poem friendship and congrats to you (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,189 Points Pintu Mahakul (10/23/2014 9:13:00 AM)

    Excellent poem on friendship. Truly said that finding a faithful friend is difficult. But rarely we get such a friend. Outstanding poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 130 Points Rick Adriolo (10/17/2014 9:37:00 AM)

    A friend that lasts a lifetime true good and bad can be hard to find.. A very good poem and if you have a friend like that you can praise yourself lucky! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,515 Points Neela Nath (9/17/2014 9:39:00 PM)

    A lovely poem.You deserve this. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,489 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (4/13/2014 12:14:00 AM)

    Rotten rich, wonderfully wealthy and profoundly prosperous are the ones who have such friends. Excellently expressed my friend. i have added this poem to my poem list. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sonia Alvarado (4/4/2014 10:58:00 AM)

    So sweet and generous. This poem speaks clearly about the love of friends! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,501 Points Amitava Sur (2/6/2014 2:05:00 AM)

    Some lovely words of true friendship with which I'm moved.... Great in deed (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 149 Points Laurie X3 (12/12/2013 9:48:00 PM)

    White Tiger wrote a poem quite similar to this one. Unfortunately he has removed all his poems. This reminded me of him. Wild. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,548 Points Geetha Jayakumar (12/7/2013 12:07:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. My close friends are very few and I love them, I accept them as they are. A faithful friend as you told is very difficult to get, I feel. Only thing I can do is I can be faithful to them rather than expecting anything from them. Loved the way you wrote.... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (12/6/2013 7:17:00 PM)

    actually I can't say I have any friends which are faithful...
    not one single friend...those kinds of friends are more rare
    than Halley's comet...thanks for sharing this, and it is truly
    one of the best poems ever written on friendship... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 68 Points Susy Evelyne (12/6/2013 12:28:00 PM)

    Written from the heart - as most fine poems are. Lovely and true. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,842 Points Babatunde Aremu (12/6/2013 11:12:00 AM)

    Great poem, I like it (Report) Reply

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