Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,376 Points (25th March 1943)

A True Friend - Poem by Ernestine Northover

He laughed and I laughed with him,
He joked and I joked too,
He smiled and took away despair,
And with it, the doldrums flew.

He raised my spirits upwards,
And left no dread behind,
He was the perfect anecdote,
He was so sweet and kind.

The heart can become heavy,
With all the pressures found,
And when this starts to happen,
You need him to be around.

We all need some uplifting,
We all need light relief,
If one can do this for someone,
It's a gift beyond belief.

© Ernestine Northover

Comments about A True Friend by Ernestine Northover

  • Meggie Gultiano (5/4/2009 7:39:00 AM)

    i love the last stanza here, says it all. And what a true friend i have in well as Sandra Fowler and Alisson..How blessed i am to have you all here in PH.
    Take care always and i love you so much.. God bless you.

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  • (5/28/2008 11:22:00 AM)

    A most profound poem Ernestine.You are so right about the gift of having friends to help us through the dark hours. As someone once said 'A friend in need is a friend indeed'.
    Best Wishes Ernestine xx
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  • C.R. Clark (4/18/2008 12:32:00 AM)

    We all need uplifting, sometimes. We all should have such a friend. Excellent write, wonderful tribute. Thanks for sharing
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  • Andrew Blakemore (3/5/2008 3:13:00 AM)

    A very warm and fitting tribute, excellent writing. Andrew x (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (9/27/2006 9:51:00 AM)

    A true gift of wisdom exquisitely wrapped in your fine words. Precious write, Ernestine! !
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  • (4/15/2006 11:36:00 AM)

    A truly wondrful gift a friend to laugh and share with.A lovely tribute.

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  • (4/3/2006 11:49:00 PM)

    The bible says that 'laughter is the best medicine! ' and I believe it is true, because a smile always make us feel better, and so does poetry by E.N. (Report) Reply

  • (4/3/2006 7:42:00 PM)

    Yes, Ernestine: 'If one can do this for someone, it's a gift beyond belief.' A wonderful gift of true friendship to give and to receive. Thank you for this sweet piece. Esther : ] (Report) Reply

  • (4/3/2006 7:02:00 PM)

    Dear Ernestine,

    This is a sweet, lovely write. The sentiments expressed are actually great truths clothed in common, everyday, understandable language. Laughter and lightness are much better than the obverse or opposite states of being. They call it enlightenment not enheaviment!


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  • (4/3/2006 3:34:00 PM)

    And so true, I consider myself to have a great sense of humour and I believe that this has helped me get over some of the hardest times.A wonderful and uplifting poem here tonight
    Ernestine.Love Duncan
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 3, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008

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