Helen Steiner Rice

(1900 - 1981 / Ohio / United States)

A Golden Chain - Poem 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.

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship


Comments about A Golden Chain by Helen Steiner Rice

  • (10/6/2018 9:31:00 AM)

    I'm filling up so wonder full I write Godly poetry so inspired by helen friends are surely a gift from above and without our father there wouldn't b any love God Bless (Report)Reply

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  • (7/1/2018 10:40:00 AM)

    Add a comment. be the best (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (6/25/2016 1:34:00 PM)

    The poem is a great tribute to all true friends whose worth and value increases with each passing day. This is one of the best poems read by me on the subject. I quote:
    And like a rare and precious jewel
    It's treasured more each year...
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  • (6/19/2016 6:30:00 PM)

    Awesome....
    And the Golden Chain of Friendship
    Is a strong and blessed tie
    Binding kindred hearts together
    As the years go passing by.
    (Report)Reply

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  • John Coutts (5/22/2016 11:09:00 AM)

    This is a beautiful poem, nicely put together with emotion and truth. Love and friendship, wow, what blessings. Thank you for sharing this well structured poem that is full of continuity and perfect rhythm.Thank you for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/28/2014 9:07:00 PM)

    Wow this inspired me and my wedding friends (audience) I gave it a 👍 (Report)Reply

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  • Rajesh Thankappan (12/23/2014 9:30:00 AM)

    Chains of friendship is the anchor of life. (Report)Reply

    (12/28/2014 9:08:00 PM)

    It sure is

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  • Chinedu Dike (12/9/2014 3:26:00 PM)

    A friend in need is a friend indeed. A good friend is almost the equal of a good and happy family. Anyone who has found a friend indeed is blessed with a rare gem. I like the articulation and insight of the poem. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 8, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, December 8, 2014


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