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Choose Wisely

Do not fall quickly into friendship's grasp
Do no be too eager for a hand to clasp
You may find yourself too soon bothered and harassed
And come to wish that friend had been recast

Good friends are hard to come by this everyone knows
It's best to be cautious with whom your arms seek to enclose
Be careful to whom your secrets you choose to disclose
You may too soon wish there was someone else you chose

It is wise to use discretion when picking a new friend
You want someone who will be with you until the very end
Someone with whom lots of time you cheerfully spend
Someone on which you no have doubt you can depend

Friendships can be easy to get into but hard to maintain
Will they be there for you to guide you through your pain
Will they listen to your problems when you want to complain
Trust me, the wrong friend can most assuredly drive you insane!

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  1. Date: 1/29/2015 2:02:00 AM
    yup always have to be careful what you put your trust and faith in especially when it comes to picking friends. great write

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  1. Date: 8/31/2013 1:36:00 PM
    Great poem! Great advice! Thanks for sharing. I know on at least one occasion that I have regretted befriending someone.

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 12:26:00 PM
    Words well said and greatly expressed in this poem. Great poem!!!

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 11:59:00 AM
    Truer words have not been spoken.... You said it all here, very nice! MC

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 7:29:00 PM
    good advise within your words...I have one true friend I would trust my life with, the rest are just friends...enjoyed the read, good poem :)

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    Date: 8/27/2013 7:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    advice....being up since 4 15 am is getting to my eyes, time for bed I think,,,
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 3:01:00 PM
    So wise,,, such truth in this poem april...really enjoyed your thoughts, great write ty4sharing cherie

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 1:49:00 PM
    Hi April, Some wisdom in this write... Ken..

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 3:38:00 PM
    A great write April. I used to think I had lots of friends, but I have now cut then down to two. Peter

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 9:50:00 AM
    Love the title; made me think of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" when the old knight told him to choose a chalice (Holy Grail) wisely. Great poem about friendship and you've penned many truths here. Great job! :)

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 6:41:00 PM
    Boy is this wise advice! Friendships slow to mature are the ones that remain though out life, that is most of the time. A great poem April.