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The greatest gift I can receive is that of friendship
It is also the greatest gift that I have to offer
It Transforms the the giver and receiver 
You have no idea who will be your friend
Some small or large gesture that clicks
Rearranges the idea of you
Helps you to see yourself as better
More interesting
No longer alone
Someone to help you face life head on
A place of shelter during life's storms
I am transformed when I give my friendship to you
When I am a true friend I am the best vesion of me
Still you my friend do not demand perfection
I in turn do not expect it from you
Yes I will disappoint  you
You will disappoint me
As a friend I choose to forgive
I know I am loved when you forgive me
We have our shared jokes somehow you get me
I get you
I see you
The you you were
The you you are
The you you are becoming
Today I may lean on you
It may be your turn tomorrow
This is not a casual thing
It is a commitment without rings
I will tell you when you are wrong
We are like notes to the same song
One of many reason we get along
We all need a safe place we belong
I will protect and nurture this gift
You don't knock me down you give me a lift
With you my perspective can shift
For there is none other like you
Time is what proves friends are true
We have walked down many trails
I trust you fully I know you won't fail

Together we have played the fools
Broken our own share of rules
We have cried sad tears
Celebrated occasions and years
Helped each other conquer fears
When you laugh at me it doesn't hurt
I know you'd give me your shirt

So who is your friend 
Not the ones who pretend
They will all leave in the end
Your friend will be still here
Year after year

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  1. Date: 4/21/2013 11:50:00 AM
    there's nothing like encouraging words from a friend.hope you are having good days.take care

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/29/2013 8:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Colleen, busy day at work.
  1. Date: 4/21/2013 9:26:00 AM
    Even better than the other friendship one I've read by you. I like how it's less structured and more free-flowing. I wonder was I mistaken? Is this the one you entered in for the contest? Very well done! Sometime all we need is a person that will listen... they don't have to respond or give you wise advice... just to listen is sometimes enough. Very well done!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/29/2013 8:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Tim, glad to count you as one of my friends.
  1. Date: 4/20/2013 8:44:00 AM
    Wow, my gem... you did it again. This is really great and thanks for sharing~A.O

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/29/2013 8:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks A.O my new and appreciated friend.
  1. Date: 4/20/2013 2:00:00 AM
    Richard, this is truly amazing. Going to my favorite to be read to my students when the topic of friendship comes up for some essay writing. Thanks for sharing.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/29/2013 8:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much for joining in Hanitra, another bright spot in my day.
    Rabary-Andriamanday Avatar Voahanitriniaina Rabary-Andriamanday
    Date: 4/21/2013 8:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry for interfering but I have exactly the same words io say, Eileen! My students would love your poems, Rick, especially this one! All the basics of true communication; no superficial hypocrits but friends to tell you truths about you with best regards and profound respect and admiration of how good you are, so as to forgive how bad you sometimes can be! Hugs, Hanitra
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/20/2013 6:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Aww thanks Eileen. Sometimes you can get mad at friends but in the end you forgive and hopefully are forgiven as well.
  1. Date: 4/19/2013 2:53:00 PM
    - A good friendship can mean a lot, beautifully written Richard - Have a enjoyable weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/19/2013 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Anne Lise. I miss your real picture.