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Different Kinds of Friends

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Different Kinds of Friends

Some friends temporary.
You may just share a coke.
Sit down at a table.
While you listen to jokes.

You may have sports buddies.
With whom you have some fun.
They may lend you a hand.
If you ever need one.

You have your old school chums.
With some shared history.
You have those old stories.
Of who you used to be.

They may be from a club.
The same hobbies you share.
Sure they're considerate.
But do they really car?

With whom do you share thoughts?
Who are the one who cares?
Only a true friend knows.
When your heart's in despair.

He won't abandon you.
When things start to get tough.
He'll be your source of strength.
When you don't have enough.

With a little laughter.
He will help you get through.
True friends are rearly rare.
Be thankful for a few.

For if you have been blessed.
With as little as one.
You my friend are lucky.
Your battle is half won.

Others may have many.
But are they the same kind?
True friends are like diamonds.
They're not easy to find.


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  1. Date: 9/4/2014 8:58:00 AM
    Richard A nicely worded poem about friendship and all the ways we associate with them. Yes, true friends are the hardest to find, but worth the wait. Even if you only have just one in your lifetime. Thank you for the great comment on my Dunce poem.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/4/2014 9:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure Robin.
  1. Date: 4/30/2013 5:51:00 PM
    I've read your friend poem trilogy Richard, is cear they mean a great deal to you. Friends come and go is part of life but is good if you have just a few you can turn to. Three worthy writes here. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 11:42:00 AM
    different friends indeed.nicely done.have a good one.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/21/2013 5:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Colleen
  1. Date: 4/21/2013 9:28:00 AM
    Adding this to the list for my students...Hugs, Hanitra

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/21/2013 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is very sweet Hanitra.
  1. Date: 4/21/2013 8:54:00 AM
    I've more or less recovered from jet lag. I still have a couple days off, but I'm doing a favor for a co-worker and taking 2 hours of her shift. It won't be so bad but I don't imagine I'll be at my best mentally!... lol...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/21/2013 5:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is very nice og you Timothy.
  1. Date: 4/20/2013 8:50:00 AM
    You can't stop amazing me Poet... Another angle to friendship... Both of the writes are great... Have a wonderful weekend~A.O

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/21/2013 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks A.O
  1. Date: 4/20/2013 5:37:00 AM
    I really don't have a lot of friends - homeschooling doesn't allow me to meet a lot of people - but they are AWESOME friends. In this case quality is definitely better than quantity.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/20/2013 6:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is very true Timothy.
  1. Date: 4/20/2013 2:01:00 AM
    It takes all kinds, doesn't it. Lovely write. True friends forgive and forget and take things in their stride. I like that.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/20/2013 6:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen, I hope you are having a good day.
  1. Date: 4/20/2013 1:02:00 AM
    To have a friend is to be a friend.. Nce write Richard..Seren

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/20/2013 6:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    They definately make life worthwhile.