A Friend Poem by Edgar Albert Guest

A Friend

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A friend is one who stands to share
Your every touch of grief and care.
He comes by chance, but stays by choice;
Your praises he is quick to voice.

No grievous fault or passing whim
Can make an enemy of him.
And though your need be great or small,
His strength is yours throughout it all.

No matter where your path may turn
Your welfare is his chief concern.
No matter what your dream may be
He prays your triumph soon to see.

There is no wish your tongue can tell
But what it is your friend's as well.
The life of him who has a friend
Is double-guarded to the end.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Rajnish Manga 17 April 2020

I've had the privilege to translate this beautiful poem into Hindi and I am proud of it.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 17 April 2019

The life of him who has a friend Is double-guarded to the end.....so true and impressive. Beautiful poem has been shared here amazingly.

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The life of him who has a friend Is double-guarded to the end. A great felicitaion a friend can get

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Savita Tyagi 17 April 2019

Excellent poem. One is lucky to have a friend like this.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 17 April 2020

The beginning two lines say much more about a friend. It is one of the best poem Edgar Albert Guest

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Chinedu Dike 05 January 2022

An insightful take on the essence of friendship written with conviction. A brilliant work of art.....

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Tom Allport 01 November 2020

A wonderful write of true friendship.....well penned

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Dr Antony Theodore 17 April 2020

No grievous fault or passing whim Can make an enemy of him. And though your need be great or small, His strength is yours throughout it all. A very good poem. tony

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Tamara Beryl Latham 17 April 2020

These wonderfully rhymed quatrains are examples of that true friend who is so rare in our lives. Great classic poem.

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Ruta Mohapatra 17 April 2020

A nice tribute to friendship!

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Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest

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