Poems about Friendship

William Shakespeare once said, “Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find”. William Shakespeare once said: “Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find”.  It’s so true! True friends accept you for who you are. They share with you all of your ups and downs. They make you laugh when you aren’t in a mood. On the whole, they are always there for you.
It goes without saying that it is so important to let your friends know how much you love them and care about them. There is a slew of meaningful quotes and sayings about friendship on the web, but nothing can be compared with beautiful poetry dedicated to fellowship.
Whether these are narrative poems, world-famous poems published in literary magazines or a few simple rhymed lines about, they all are great for telling your buddy that he/she is the really important person in your life.
Are you lucky enough to have friendship as strong and endurable as concrete? Well, don’t forget to remind your mate of your love and support with the help of poems about true friendship.
Have you met some new friends recently? It would a great idea to send them an e-mail with some inspirational poems about friendship. It would a great idea to send them an email with some inspirational poems about friendship.
Here you will find a great variety of long poems about friendship for women and men as well as cute small pieces of poetry about friendship for girls and boys.
You can pick a cute poem which you like most and share it with your friends on social networking sites or just get inspired to compose your own lyric poem about friendship.
Anyway, you just can’t miss the best selection of poems about friendship that we’ve rounded up in this article. Enjoy!

Beautiful Poetry in English about Being Friendly

There are quite a few kinds of relationships we all build during a lifetime, like, love relationships, business partnerships, acquaintances etc. They all are very important to each of us. As for friendship, it is by far one of the most desired and needed things. But to earn someone else’s friendship, one has to be friendly in a first place. We are happy to present you a few good poems that show us the importance of being friendly and appreciating the friends we have got.

Best of Friend

The best of friends can change a frown,
Into a smile when you feel down.
The best of friends will understand,
Your little trials and lend a hand.
The best of friends will always share,
Your secret dreams because they care.
The best of friends worth more than gold,
Give all the love a heart can hold.


By Shel Silverstein

I will not play at tug o’ war.
I’d rather play at hug o’ war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins

Your Kind of Friendship

It takes more than caring
To be a real friend;
The nature of friendship;
Requires a blend
Of warmest compassion
And love deep and true
To reach and to comfort
The way that you do.
Because I can see
That your kind of friendship
Is priceless to me.

Care And Happiness

You came as a ray of light,
Made my life cheerful and bright,
Showering your affection over me
So that my face was full of glee.
Taking away my complete loneliness
And giving me back all the happiness
With a Midas touch of your care
To keep me away from despair.
I’ll never leave you midway,
And tales of our bond people will say.

Great Examples of Short Friendship Poems

Frankly speaking, true friends don’t expect any words confirming that they are true friends for you. They just know it and feel it. But it’ll be a nice gesture of yours, if you recite a short poem about friendship to your bestie. And to make the choice of such poems easier for you, we’ve collected only the best and most touching ones in the list below:

A Friend That’s Always There

My Friend you’re like a flower
as beautiful as a rose ..
Your petals are always open
you’re a friend that always knows.


You’re a friend, my companion
When you come for tea
You listen to my problems
And sort them out for me
With happiness
With smiles
With pain and tears
I know you’ll be there throughout the years

My Friend

I love the way that we can talk
there’s nothing we can’t share ..
I love how I can be myself
anytime you’ re there.

I love the way you always listen
you take the time to care ..
The comfort of a friend like you
and to know you’re always there.

From first ABC…

By Unknown Author

From first ABC
To one two three
from crazy bicycle rides
to flying kites
Exam blues
First crush woes
Scraped knees to broken hearts
We’re together right from the start
My friend you’re a gift
Both of us, a perfect fit.

Awesome Poems about True Friendship

Let’s face it, each person has their own criteria of who deserves to be called a true friend. Some of us stick to the idea that “a friend in need is a friend indeed”. Other think that true friendship is when a person is there for us through thick and thin because sometimes to share a friend’s happiness and success is lot more harder than his pain and troubles. That’s what the next poems are about – about true friendship.

Being There For Me

You’ve been there for me
through the good times and bad
I know I can count on you
to be there when I’m sad

Life without you
just wouldn’t be right
I wouldn’t be able to get through
each day and night

True Friendship

By Sr. William S. Tsoukalas

The feeling of friendship from the start
Is that special feeling in your heart
A feeling from deep down inside
A feeling that no one should hide
A friend is there through good and bad
They make you happy when you’re sad
they brighten up your darkest day
Just by the simple things they say
Now friendship can’t be bought or sold
It may get tarnished, and may get old
You can overcome your greatest fear
Just look around and it is there
Now friendship’s one and only cost
Is to make sure that it’s never lost

A True Friend

by Anonymous

When the roses lose their fragrance,
and the world seems at an end,
When the day has lost its gladness,
what a blessing is a Friend.
One who takes you as she finds you,
caring not who is to blame,
One who knows all your shortcomings,
but who loves you just the same.
Heaven sends a gift each morn,
of a bright new day to spend,
What a joy it is to share it with,
God’s greatest gift…A Friend

Friendship is like a flower, help it grow
Keep it warm, protect it from the snow,
How long will it last, only God will know,
But if it isnэt true, quickly it will go…
Friendship needs attention,
Friendship needs protection,
Friendship needs affection…
Friendship can die fast,
easy come, easy go,
But if its strong it’ll last,
it will never die or flow!

The Best Lyric Poems on Friendship and Love

We all fear of hearing the phrases, “Let’s remain friends” or “I love you as a friend”, fright? But when it comes to friendship, you can do without love, it’s a fact. Besides, isn’t it great when you can say that your boyfriend or girlfriend is your best friend? The poems you’re about to read will give you a better understanding about what place love takes in any friendship.

Friendship Can Be Everlasting

Friendship means trust
Friendship means undesirable love
Friendship means heart to be united
No one say he lost friendship
But many people say he lost his romance

Love And Friendship

By Clive Blake

Love and friendship makes
The world go ‘round,
While hatred
Applies the brake.

Let’s pray that love
Will long prevail,
If only for…
God’s sake.


One day love and friendship met.
Love asked
‘when I already exist why are you here? ‘
friendship replied
‘to make faces smile
when you leave the tears! ‘
Friendship is the best thing in the
universe as there is no scope for
tears if your friend is good

Our Friendship

Thank you for our friendship
For it means so much to me,
Your kindness and understanding
And loving ways you share so free.

Classic Poems about Friendship by Famous Poets

And of course we just couldn’t pass by famous poets and their opinion on friendship. If only we could collect all of the beautiful pieces of poetry about friendship written by the most famous authors of all time… Unfortunately, we can’t, and here are a few poems which, as for our opinion, deserve to be called the best.

To me, fair friend, you never can be old (Sonnet 104)

ByWilliam Shakespeare

To me, fair friend, you never can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I ey’d,
Such seems your beauty still. Three winters cold,
Have from the forests shook three summers’ pride,
Three beauteous springs to yellow autumn turn’d,
In process of the seasons have I seen,
Three April perfumes in three hot Junes burn’d,
Since first I saw you fresh, which yet are green.
Ah! yet doth beauty like a dial-hand,
Steal from his figure, and no pace perceiv’d;
So your sweet hue, which methinks still doth stand,
Hath motion, and mine eye may be deceiv’d:
For fear of which, hear this thou age unbred:
Ere you were born was beauty’s summer dead.

A Time to Talk

By Robert Frost

When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don’t stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven’t hoed,
And shout from where I am, ‘What is it?’
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.

Love and Friendship

By Emily Bronte

Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree—
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom most constantly?

The wild rose-briar is sweet in spring,
Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again
And who will call the wild-briar fair?

Then scorn the silly rose-wreath now
And deck thee with the holly’s sheen,
That when December blights thy brow
He still may leave thy garland green.

The Heart of a Friend

by Henry W. Longfellow

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.
I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?
Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.

Cute Poems about Friendship for Kids

We all can learn something from kids, agree? Like, they don’t need all of those complicated words to tell, “Hey, let’s be friends” and that’s awesome. And the best thing is, children really mean it when propose the friendship. So, whether you want to teach your kid some things about friendship or wanna learn something by yourself, read these simple yet wise poems.

A friend

A friend is like a shade tree
Beside a summer way,
A friend is like the sunshine
That makes a perfect day,
A friend is like a flower
That’s worn close to the heart,
A friend is like a treasure
With which one will not part.

Let’s be friends

By Christine Corona

Would you like to be my friend?
That would be so fine!
We’ll run around in your backyard
And then we’ll play in mine.
We’ll walk to school together.
And share our lunches too.
Oh, what a lucky kid I am
To have a friend like you!

I can be a pal

By Kristen Smith

I can be a pal by smiling at you.
I can be a pal when you feel blue.
I can be a pal who is honest and kind.
I can be a pal when you’re in a blind.
I can be a pal by saying please and thank you.
I can be a pal when no one wants to
I can be a pal every single day
I can be your pal, what do you say?

Friends Forever

Friends come and go
But true friends stay
I have a lot of friends
That I’m glad to have
I have my friends
That I know
We will be
Friends forever
It’s you and me.

Nice Poems about Friendship with Stanza Rhyme

If you are familiar with poetry, you already know that there are a lot of variations of stanza forms, some of which have their own names, like a couplet and a quatrain. The main point is, there must be lines that rhyme, it’s easy as that. Poems with the simplest rhyme schemes, for example, a-b-a-b or a-a-b-b, are the easiest to remember. And we’ve got some beautiful examples of such easy-to-remember poems about friendship here.

True Friends

Best friends stick together till the end.
They are like a straight line that will not bend.
They trust each other forever,
No matter if you’re apart or together.

They can be your hero and save the day.
They will never leave your side; they are here to stay.
They help you up when you fall.
Your true friends are best of all.

Friends till The End

To the ends of time
I will love you my friend ..
A friendship like ours
has no definite end.

You raise my spirits with
ways I can’t find ..
Always lifting me up
and ever so kind.

I’m blessed and thank you
so lucky am I ..
My friend you are treasured
till the day that I die.


Faithfulness is the key to being a good friend,
Respect them from beginning to end.
Neglect is something never to do,
Depend on them they’ll see you through.
Secrets are things you should be able to share,
Helping them out and showing you care.
Inseparable is how we will be,
Preparing for life: just you and me.

A Friend’s Prayer

by Jill Wolfe

May my friendships always be
The most important thing to me;
With special friends I feel I’m blessed,
So let me give my very best.

I want to do much more than share
The hopes and plans of friends who care;
I’ll try all that a friend can do
To make their secret dreams come true.

Let me use my heart to see,
To realize what friends can be,
And make no judgments from afar,
But love my friends the way they are.

Inspirational Long Poems about Friendship

Let’s say, haiku and 4 stanza poems aren’t your thing and you really want to dedicate a longer poem to your pal. If this is the case, the time and place couldn’t have been better. We’ve got four beautiful poems which are long enough to pass all that you feel and not too long to make a recipient fall asleep. Read then and you’ll get the idea.

A Friend Like You

There’s lots of things with which I’m blessed,
My problems have been few,
But of all, this one’s the best:
To have a friend like you

In times of trouble friends will say,
“Just ask, I’ll help you through it.”
But you don’t wait for me to ask,
You just get up and do it!

And I can think of nothing more
That I could wisely do,
Than know a friend, and be a friend,
And have a friend like you

Love And Friendship

By Emily Jane Brontë

Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree —
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom most constantly?
The wild-rose briar is sweet in the spring,
Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again
And who will call the wild-briar fair?
Then scorn the silly rose-wreath now
And deck thee with the holly’s sheen,
That when December blights thy brow
He may still leave thy garland green.

A Friend of Mine

Just thought I’d let you know,
even though we’re apart,
Wherever I go, whatever I do,
you’re always in my heart

There’s not a day that passes by
when I don’t stop and wonder why-
Why was I blessed with a friend like you,
even after what I’ve put you through?

Through all the pain and all the tears,
you’re always there to calm my fears
Thanks for always being around,
to help me up when I am down

So, I want you to know:
no matter what happens,
Or what time may do,
I am always here for you

A friend of mine
you will always be
To you, with love,
from me

A Golden Chain

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.

Amazing Poems to Best Friend

There are tons of words which you can call your best friend, like, bestie, bezzie, buddy, BFF (best friends forever), BBF, partner in crime, etc. But no matter what nickname you give to your friend, this person is that ONE friend whom you love and have trust in. So let your bestie know about the way you feel about him/her with the help of these nice poems.

Let’s Not Wait

by Ron Atchison

We will meet again my friend,
A hundred years from today
Far away from where we lived
And where we used to play.

We will know each other’s eyes
And wonder where we met
Your laugh will sound familiar
Your heart, I won’t forget.

We will meet, I’m sure of this,
But let’s not wait till then…
Let’s take a walk beneath the stars
And share this world again.

Best Friend, Best Friend

Best Friend, Best Friend
How I love you so
I will be there forever until the end
What I would do for you, you will never know
Best Friend, Best Friend
Don’t go away
I promise it won’t happen again
After what we have said, there is nothing left to say
Best Friend, Best Friend
We have grown apart
It is like hatefulness is the new trend
You may not be in my life, you are always in my heart

Best Friend

By Emily Casbourn

As dark as the night gets
you’re still in my heart
as deep as an ocean goes
you’ll always be apart
my mind slips away to thoughts of my best friend
she makes me forget why i wanted to be upset
she lives so close to my heart
you wouldn’t forget
she talks and listens better than anyone else
she makes you laugh and makes you smile
even if it isn’t forever
you are my best friend
i love you because you’re there for me
for real my trusted friend

Best friends help each other shine…

Best friends help each other shine
And listen to each other whine
Best friends help each other heal
And share all that they feel
Best friends have each other’s back
To keep each other’s lives on track
Best friends, are a pair in a million
In my life, you are the chosen on

One comment on “Poems about Friendship

  1. Robert Frost

    Nice collection. Wish you identified the poets for each poem.

    Also, a heads-up. You repeated the opening sentence! You also repeated Emily Brontë’s “Love and Friendship” poem; the second time without any line breaks!

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