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Best Friend Defined

What's a best friend,
But the smell before rain?
The hand that we give,
When a friend is in pain

It's the things that we do,
The words that we say
That pulls a friend through,
When their heart's torn away

It's the steps that we take,
The songs that we sing
It's the choices we make,
And the hope that we bring

I'm here through the tears,
I'm here through the laughter,
I'll always be here
Until death, and after

It's the things we give up;
The things we give in
When our heart's full of love,
And selfless begins

It's the hearts that we touch,
The things that we won't
We never give up,
We could, but we don't

It's the people we save,
With the hands that we give
When we're lost, we still say,
You're my reason to live

I'm here through the tears,
I'm here through the laughter
I'll always be here,
Until death, and after

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  1. Date: 1/25/2014 2:18:00 AM
    An awesome poem that my heart can't forget... Great job, Dana!

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 11:55:00 PM
    Wow... this has to be one of your best poems. Love it

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 6:29:00 PM
    Dana, CONGRATULATIONS... friendship can be a very sweet feeling.. love your meaning.... :-) *LINDA

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 11:38:00 PM
    Dana'lynn, this is one of the best poems I have read about friendship. Your rhyme and meter seem flawless. I love your inference regarding until death, and after. I can see why it garnered top honors. Congratulations on your wonderful deserving win! Aloha going into my fav's.

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 10:36:00 PM
    Well written.... Big Congrats on your win~A.O

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 8:54:00 PM
    Congratulations... Donna :-)

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 7:36:00 PM
    Nicely said and nicely rhymed. Congratulations. Joyce

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 7:09:00 AM
    i was scrolling, and found a beautiful poem, and it was heartwarming. i love this.

  1. Date: 8/8/2011 6:32:00 PM
    Congrats Dana'lynn on having two poems make it to the first round competition in PS contest.. G.L luv..

  1. Date: 8/4/2011 8:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry x2 making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest. I wish you the best in the final round Dana'lynn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/25/2011 3:37:00 PM
    a beautiful write about real friendship, congratulations on your poem being featured this week...someone once said you could count the number of real friends you had on the fingers of one hand...your poem said it very clearly, thank you, luv, Rich

  1. Date: 7/25/2011 2:10:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Dana'lynn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/22/2010 5:04:00 AM
    Good descri[ption of a friend. One true friend is a blessing. Vince

  1. Date: 12/18/2010 9:03:00 AM
    love yew dana:) (even thoug yew stiol my till deathand afte fool;P) haha i loved this it was very sweet

  1. Date: 12/17/2010 6:24:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading today....

  1. Date: 12/17/2010 5:24:00 PM
    I love you Dana, you are ma best frandd(:

  1. Date: 12/17/2010 5:06:00 PM
    Very nice one for someone I am sure is a great friend! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/17/2010 2:43:00 PM
    Great one..Enjoyed reading this one this afternoon..Glad that I chose it to read..Sara

  1. Date: 12/17/2010 2:29:00 PM
    It sounds like you know the meaning of friendship, Dana'lynn. Anyone would be blessed to have someone stand beside them as you describe! Love, Carolyn