Bharati Nayak


My Friends - Poem by Bharati Nayak

Many friends do I have
How do I describe them
As I am what I am
Because of them

From my mother's womb
Till my final tomb
My days and nights
Are shaped by
My friends' love and whims

Is it not
When in mother's womb
Nutrition and tenderness
Of my mother
Shaped my body, spirit and soul?

After falling on this earth
Is it not
The beauty, care and love
To which I woke up
That helped me to stand up
May be called my friends?

Many many friends
Do I have
From my parents to teachers
Cousins to neighbors
From siblings to classmates
Colleagues to poet friends
I find a friend in them
Those who extend
Their friendly hands
Give their time and energy
Love and sympathy
Throw themselves around me
Both in the time of turmoil and peace
And have my character shaped.

I bow my head
In gratitude
And thank them
Million times
For all the beautiful gifts
To me
They have brought.

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship


Poet's Notes about The Poem

When one of my friend turned away- - - -

Comments about My Friends by Bharati Nayak

  • Robert Murray Smith (11/5/2016 5:26:00 AM)


    A tribute to friends implies the quality of the person who has friends. A tender poem that is heartfelt.10
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/23/2016 9:04:00 AM)

    As i am what i am!
    Because of them. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (8/23/2016 10:07:00 AM)


    A nice gratitude to so many friendly person. A beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (7/17/2017 9:45:00 PM)

    Thank you Akhtar Jawadji for your kind words.I am replying it after almost one year to say again my gratitude to all friends.This has been my feeling always.

  • Tony Adah (9/13/2015 10:04:00 AM)


    friendship carefully wrapped in a poem from cradle to grave. good friends really shape who we are! thx for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (10/12/2015 6:52:00 PM)

    Oh thank you very much.I feel so happy whenever I get your comments on my poems.

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (9/6/2015 9:46:00 AM)


    hose who extend
    Their friendly hands
    Give their time and energy
    Love and sympathy
    Throw themselves around me
    Both in the time of turmoil and peace
    And have my character shaped. very true words. The warmth and love and care of our friends make what we are. Friends are a real gift of the Almighty God. We live happily because of them. thank you Bharati for your poem.
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    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (9/7/2015 12:01:00 AM)

    Blessed am I to have such great friends.Thank you very much for your kind comments and words of appreciation.

  • Hazel Durham (9/6/2015 6:13:00 AM)


    A beautiful tribute to all your friends with such warmth and positivity you see the beauty in your friends as they surround you with love and care! (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (9/6/2015 7:09:00 AM)

    Your words are so filled with friendly warmth that it touches my heart.I am really grateful to all my friends
    Thank you very much dear Hazel Durham!

  • Clarence Prince (9/5/2015 11:57:00 AM)


    Yes, blessings to all our friends,
    as they are so useful in our lives a times!
    Thanks for sharing, Bharati!
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    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (9/6/2015 7:01:00 AM)

    Your inspiring words and blessings are like true friends.Thank you very much, Sir.!

  • Akhtar Jawad (9/5/2015 10:08:00 AM)


    a beautiful poem on friends......................................... (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (9/6/2015 6:53:00 AM)

    Nice words of appreciation from you are really encouraging.My thanks and heart felt gratitude, Sir

  • Ayman Parray (9/4/2015 11:07:00 PM)


    Friends make our lives worth living and only through friendship can we have progress and peace. A wonderful poem my friend. I hope that friend who turned away will come back and stay. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (9/5/2015 7:24:00 AM)

    Thank you friend. Such nice words really fill me with strength and happiness.

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/3/2015 12:19:00 AM)


    Truly, all those who help us from birth to death are indeed our friends,
    The poetess has truly enlightened us to thank one and all who assist us
    as we are all dependent on each other.
    A lovely poem indeed
    Added to my poem list
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    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (9/3/2015 8:51:00 PM)

    Thank you very much for your high appreciation of my poem, It is really inspiring.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/30/2015 1:06:00 AM)


    I find a friend in them
    Those who extend
    Their friendly hands
    Give their time and energy
    Love and sympathy
    Throw themselves around me
    Both in the time of turmoil and peace
    And have my character shaped..........These are the qualities of best friends so nicely envisioned and depicted. A marvellous poem really. Thanks for sharing. .....10
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    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (9/1/2015 9:25:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for your nice comments and inspiring words.

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/29/2015 8:08:00 PM)


    Nice poem...10


    The river may spread the message
    Flow calmly in all the stages.....................................................
    Help the bank to facilitate the human growth
    Till they are done with death
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    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (8/29/2015 8:52:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment and my heart felt gratitude, Sir! !

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/29/2015 8:06:00 PM)


    Nice poem...10


    The river may spread the message
    Flow calmly in all the stages
    Help the bank to facilitate the human growth
    Till they are done with death
    (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (8/29/2015 4:03:00 AM)


    From my mother's womb
    Till my final tomb
    My days and nights
    Are shaped by
    My friends' love and whims... at the end of the poem you write i bow before them. that was lovely to read. it demands from you a lot of humility and you have it. God bless you for your humble attitude
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    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (8/29/2015 8:17:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for your nice words.Happy tears of gratitude fill my eyes when i hear comments so nice.

  • Ramesh T A (8/27/2015 7:37:00 AM)


    Nice poem on friend as tribute you have weaved this poem interesting to read! (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (8/27/2015 8:49:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment.After coming to Poem Hunter and finding a world full of wonderful friends I feel myself truly blessed.

  • Jaishree Nair (8/26/2015 10:10:00 PM)


    Really loved the emotional write .You are truly a friend to all your friends. thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (8/27/2015 8:43:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for your appreciation.

  • Sanjukta Nag (8/26/2015 11:10:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem of friendship and friendly gratitude. liked it. thank you. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (8/27/2015 7:55:00 AM)

    Thank you dear Sanjukta for your nice words

  • Anil Kumar Panda (8/26/2015 10:49:00 AM)


    Straight from heart this is a superb drop. Friends shape our lives in a great way. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (8/27/2015 7:53:00 AM)

    I specifically thank my poet friends and readers who have encouraged me through their inspirational words

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (8/26/2015 10:16:00 AM)


    Superb Poem..........
    Please review my poems if you find time, Thanks in advance.
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    Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (8/26/2015 8:44:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for your nice encouraging comment.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 30, 2015


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