Words of Friendship

True Friends

There are many people
that we meet in our lives
but only a very few
will make a lasting impression
on our minds and hearts
It is these people that we will
think of often
and who will always remain
important to us
as true friends

~ Susan Polis Schutz ~

Poem used with permission of Blue Mountain Arts

Some Friends Are Forever

Sometimes in life,
you find a special friend:
someone who changes your life
by being a part of it.
Someone who makes you laugh
until you can't stop;
someone who makes you believe
that there really is
good in the world.
Someone who convinces you
that there is an unlocked door
just waiting for you to open it.
This is forever friendship...

When you're down,
and the world seems dark and empty,
your forever friends lifts you up in spirit
and make that dark and empty world
suddenly seem bright and full.
Your forever friend gets you through
the hard times, the sad times,
and the confused times.
If you turn and walk across,
your forever friend follows.
If you lose your way,
your forever friend holds your hand
and tells you that
everything is going to be okay.
And if you find such a friend,
you will feel happy and complete,
because you need not worry.
You have a forever friend for life,
and forever has no end.

~ Laurieann Kelly ~

You are my friend and I hope you know that's true.
No matter what happens I will stand by you.
I'll be there for you whenever you need.
To lend you a hand to do a good deed.
So just call on me when you need me my friend.
I will always be there even to the end.

~ unknown ~

Have you ever watched kids
on a merry-go-round
Or listened to the rain
slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down
Don't dance so fast
Time is short
The music won't last

Do you run through each day on the fly
When you ask "How are you?"
do you hear the reply?

When the day is done,
do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
running through your head?

You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast
Time is short
The music won't last

Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow
And in your haste, not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
'Cause you never had time
to call and say "Hi"?

You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast
Time is short
The music won't last

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift....
Thrown away...

Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.

Heaven On-Line

There's a land where I go when I need to share
that's not on a map, yet exists everywhere
A land of names without faces, a curious place
A modern creation that's called cyberspace.
There's all creation of people with cute little names
Like Pookie, and Sandman and Rosebud and Flames.
Some are just snobs and some are real fun.
And some of them just want to find someone.
But both good and bad they all play a role.
Still each one unique, but part of the whole.
We talk and laugh and wonder why.
We flirt and hug and sometimes cry.
We can't be heard and can't be seen.
Yet, there it is, right on our screen.
But all in all the most curious part
Is the power it has to open our heart.
To share with a stranger those things we've concealed
Which to our closest of friends we'd never reveal.
Our deepest regrets and most troubling fears
The scars in our life which bring us to tears.
What gives them the power to reach into me
and show me the truths that I never see.
How do they manage to open my eyes
And make me confess the deceit and the lies.
I don't understand this magical spell,
But I know that without it my life would be hell.
This must have been planned by the Creator up above,
Cause there's no place on earth where you'll find as much love.
When I need direction I know I can find
those angels from heaven just waiting online.

~ unknown ~

"Around The Corner"
-By Henson Towne

Around the corner I have a friend
In this great city that has no end,
Yet the days go by and weeks rush on,
And before I know it, a year is gone
And I never see my old friends face,
For life is a swift and terrible race,
He knows I like him just as well
As in the days when I rang his bell,
And he rang mine.

We were younger then,
And now we are busy, tired men.
Tired of playing a foolish game,
Tired of trying to make a name.
"Tomorrow" I say "I will call on Jim"
"Just to show that I'm thinking of him"
But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes, And
distance between us grows and grows.
Around the corner!-yet miles away,

"Here's a telegram sir--"
"Jim died today."
And that's what we get and deserve in the end.
Around the corner, a vanished friend.

A Hug

There´s something in a simple hug
That always warms the heart;
It welcomes us back home
And makes it easier to part.

A hug´s a way to share the joy
And sad times we go through,
Or just a way for friends to say
They like you ´cause you´re you.

Hugs are meant for anyone
For whom we really care.
From your grandma to your neighbour,
or a cuddly teadybear.

A hug is an amazing thing -
It´s just the perfect way
To show the love we´re feeling
But can´t find words to say.

It´s funny how a little hug
Makes everyone feel good;
In every place and language,
It´s always understood.

And hugs don´t need new equipment,
special batteries or parts -
Just open up your arms
And open up your hearts.

~ Unknown ~

My Cherished Friend

The stars in heaven shine so bright,
but did you know you were my light?
You helped me grow, you set me free,
you always saw the best in me.
And did you know when days were sad,
you always cared, my heart was glad.
My thoughts of you are always sweet,
and you have made my life complete.
You are my blanket from the storm,
your kind embrace will keep me warm.
No matter where our lives may go,
there is one thing that you should know.
That I will cherish my whole life through,
the heartfelt days I've spent with you.

Diana Louise Player
Copyright 1998

Did Anyone Ever Tell You?
- Written by Carole Creswell -

Did Anyone Ever Tell You,
Just How Special You Are
The Light that You Emit
Might even Light a Star

Did Anyone Ever Tell You
How Important You Make Others Feel
Somebody out here is Smiling
About Love that is so Real

Did Anyone Ever Tell You
Many Times, When They were Sad
Your E-mail made Them Smile a bit
In Fact It made Them Glad

For the Time You Spend Sending Things
And Sharing whatever You Find
There are No Words to Thank You
But Somebody, ~ Thinks You're Fine

Did Anyone Ever Tell You
Just How Much They Love You
Well, My Dearest " Online " Friend
Today I am Telling You

God sends us many blessings

from the heavens up above,

He gives us peace and gladness

and the dear ones that we love.


He cheers us with the shinning sun

and He makes the flowers grow

He gives us beautiful rainbows

and the special faith they show.


He gives the gift of friendship

while He teaches us to share

And He blesses us with special friends

so we can show how much we care.



"God grant me the Senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference."

"It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend" (William Blake)

"True friendship is like sound health -- the value of it is seldom known until it is lost" (Charles Caleb Colton)

"Treasure your relationships, not your possessions" (Anthony J. D'Angelo)

"A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature" (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"A friend is someone who knows all about you and and still likes you"
(Elbert Hubbard)

"Kindness is loving people more than they deserve" (Joseph Joubert)

"Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends"
(Cindy Lew)

"The essence of true friendship is to make allowances for another's little lapses" (David Storey)

"One does not make friends, one recognizes them" (Unknown)

"True friendship is seen through the heart, not through the eyes" (Unknown)

Collected by Kathrine Jølle Wathne