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A Friend

What is a true friend to me?

A true friend is someone you can hang out with
and not get sick of
after eleven minutes

He is someone who will call you the most horrible names
and not get punched in the face
because it's funny
from a friend

He is someone who will stop what he is doing
and help you drag a deer
three miles out of the woods

He is someone who will bring a chain and four-wheel drive
to help yank you out
of the mudhole you got stuck in

He is someone who will take you fishing
in his secret honey-hole
without asking you to wear a blindfold

He is someone who will threaten to knock your teeth out
if you don't give him your keys
after you've been drinking
and he knows you'd do the same for him

He is someone who will be nice to your brother-in-law
though he likes him even less
than you do

He is someone that knows when you're hurting
but doesn't hang all over you
telling you he knows how you feel
he'll just be there ... and be quiet
because he knows you ... not how you feel

A true friend will give you everything
when he has nothing



4-19-13
For Becca's, What A Friend Really Is Contest


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  1. Date: 5/17/2013 7:45:00 PM

    This is very moving and endearing of a wonderful friendship. Love the style you chose to express what your friend means to you. Awesome

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 6:49:00 PM

    A much deserved win. Congratulations! Jack

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 8:20:00 AM

    So True :)

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 10:13:00 AM

    I liked it, ESP. The honey hole fishing and the quiet. Good job. J

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 11:18:00 PM

    SO glad to see this NUMBER ONE. Congrats on your well deserved win. I sure wish I'd taken time to try this one myself. Life had gotten away from me this week!!!

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 6:24:00 PM

    This is a very good poem Caleb, congrats... LINDA

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 2:08:00 AM

    Congratulations, Caleb. This was a delight to read. Love, Su

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 10:41:00 PM

    You have a wonderful understanding of what true friendship is and I see why this poem won first place in this contest. Congrats on your big win!

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 5:57:00 PM

    Nice 'guy view' of what makes a friend. Congratulations on your big win.

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 10:22:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Caleb, I like the brother in law part. Well done. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 9:28:00 AM

    Caleb congratulation on your big win. A wonderful poem about what a friend is. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 8:05:00 AM

    I've already commented, but I just wanted to say I'm so happy you won! Well deserved :)

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 7:09:00 AM

    Congratulations on top spot here Caleb a well worthy win xx

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 12:28:00 AM

    CALEB , CALEB, YOU ARE ONE LOVABLE DUDE!! SURE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE KNOWN YOU BETTER ...I KNOW WE"D A MADE GREAT FRIENDS!!

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 8:37:00 PM

    congrats on a great win Caleb

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 8:36:00 PM

    I love the just be there and be quiet part Caleb...that's the communicate without speaking part of my poem...congratulations so much!!!!!

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 7:51:00 PM

    Fantastic, I absolutely love this poem.

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 7:36:00 PM

    Congrats on you great win. GL.

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 7:27:00 PM

    Many Congrats to you on your brilliant write and grand win~A.O

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 6:42:00 PM

    I knew this would be #1!!! Big congrats, my friend! (P.S. I've been meaning to ask... why eleven minutes? haha)

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 5:28:00 PM

    A great entry that only a great friend could have written. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 1:52:00 AM

    Loved this one.. Obviously a 'male' version of what a true friend is (Hunting, fishing mud hole stuff), but it is true of most 'true' friends-- they take you as you are, and will drop what they are doing in a second to help you out.

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 10:28:00 AM

    Strong ending, Caleb. Nice one. My very best of luck to you in the contest, my friend. :)

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 7:50:00 AM

    Awesome, Caleb! Just awesome! :) I loved the last two lines the most! So true!

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 1:59:00 PM

    It`s so hard to find such a friend! You are lucky if you have one!

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 10:23:00 AM

    You have described a friend just like friends should be ..... -> True friends! - This is a lovely poem Caleb, it deserves to win! - Two thumbs up for your poem!! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 5:55:00 AM

    Wow, awesome job Caleb! I am impressed by how spot on this is. It sounds a lot like one of my friends (though I've never been hunting before). Really sincere and well thought out... you understand what friendship is all about.

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 5:45:00 PM

    yes, you GOT it. Actions speak so much louder than words. I know you have a true friend if he does all this, Caleb. amazing writing as always.

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 4:36:00 PM

    Awesome work from a great perspective. Thanks for the kind comments. (8 Always, Laura

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 2:51:00 PM

    P.S. Looks like Becca updated her contest rules and no longer wants names on poems - She will be judging blind.

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