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A true friend

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A true friend

A Friend.

Associates, I’ve had so many
But let us speak of friends.
It be a term so often used
But I’m the worst of men
When it comes to picking holes in things
And a true authentic friend
He be as rare as rocking horse poo.
On a friend you can depend.

A friend would be there to the end
He’d take naught for himself
Oh yes a friend be wonderful
And adds to life much wealth
You know that when the chips are down
And the whole wide world looks grim
That friend will always be with you
His light will never dim.

This be as rare as hens teeth
But when the day does come
That you find this special friend
Your life will cheer up some
She’ll always soothe and comfort you 
And make you feel real great
A friend is someone sent to you
By the tender hand of fate

Cherish him or her so much
Cause when some-one your heart does touch
There ain’t no treasure on this Earth
There nothing that could have the worth
Of the one who loves and listens to
And gives support always to you
A true friend he till forever
He will not betray you, never!

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  1. Date: 7/11/2014 11:19:00 PM
    True friends are so hard to find, Peter. Well written and congrats on the win..... Robert.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/12/2014 4:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Robert, I always read your kind words with great gratitude, my friend.....peter
  1. Date: 7/11/2014 6:38:00 PM
    So true, Peter...can't help it, I really liked the rocking horse poo. lol! Congratulations.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/12/2014 4:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Faye. That's an old Aussie saying only they use stronger words lol. I thank you so much for your kind words, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 7/11/2014 7:44:00 AM
    Friendship is a treaasure... Well written!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/11/2014 4:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is so true Carol. Thank you, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 7/11/2014 5:43:00 AM
    - Peter, a poem you can be truly proud of!! - LOVE IT, FROM THE TOP TO BOTTOM! - Congratulations (should have gotten a first place!) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/11/2014 4:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Anne lise your comments always lift my heart. I truly appreciate them,...Peter
  1. Date: 7/11/2014 4:58:00 AM
    I'm with you on this one, Peter. True friends are hard to come by. The worst thing is being betrayed by trusted ones. Congrats on this winning poem; very merited. // paul

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/11/2014 4:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Paul. this has been the story of my life. So called friends come, then are gone like yesterdays dust. I appreciate your kind comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 7/11/2014 4:50:00 AM
    Truly wonderful Peter ! True Friends r hard to find,, if u hv , u r fortunate enough! Congrats on huge win my friend!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/11/2014 4:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Dr. sharma. your kindness is always appreciated...peter
  1. Date: 7/10/2014 6:01:00 PM
    Congrats on your very fine write and your win!!! So much wisdom in that write my friend! BBBBBBBRRRavooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/11/2014 4:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Robert. your kind comments are like music to my ears. I appreciate, my friend......Peter
  1. Date: 7/10/2014 4:42:00 PM
    Congrats on your win.Anyone who can write a poem using rocking horse poo deserves to win

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/10/2014 4:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Greg, it's an old Aussie saying but the word is somewhat stronger than Poo lol. Thanks for your kind comments, my friend...peter
  1. Date: 7/10/2014 3:08:00 PM
    what a wonderful write for what 'true friend" really means.... ^_^ great job!! Congratulations, Mr. duggan.. I miss you and Vera.. :O) Stay healthy and happy!! ^_^

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/10/2014 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Aiyah, I'd actually forgotten I had entered this one.. I appreciate your kind comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 7/10/2014 2:23:00 PM
    Wow...it's great to see some of your older work...excellent...congrats Tim

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/10/2014 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Tim, this is a surprise to me. I appreciate your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 7/10/2014 2:05:00 PM
    awesome, so great to see you on the winners list my friend :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/10/2014 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Cas, I appreciate your very kind words....peter
  1. Date: 7/10/2014 12:48:00 PM
    Agreed, dear Peter!.. Never heard the expression rocking horse poo. Lol. Good one.. Congrats on a great win!. Hugs.. Arlene

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/10/2014 3:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is an old Aussie saying, but they use the other word. not allowed to swear on this site lol.
    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/10/2014 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Arlene, for wall the kind comments over the weeks. I truly appreciate this....peter
  1. Date: 7/10/2014 11:16:00 AM
    Peter, , congratulations, on your fine win. Thanks for the support :) Enjoy my latest blog ""A True Friend"" if you'd like.... Love Linda

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/10/2014 3:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Linda. this came as a pleasant surprise to me. I thought it was drawn long ago...I appreciate you placing me so high, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 9/5/2013 3:42:00 PM
    I agree with every word of this poem. I have had many friends, but where are they now? The few I have left, are the ones who stayed by me no matter what. Which makes them my true best friends. Sometimes, a true friend is the hardest thing in the world to find!....Great write, I really enjoyed it!...Thanks for the nice comments. I appreciate it very much!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/5/2013 4:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Kelly, there are some people in this world. who think differently, and because of this we are considered strange, I should imagine you would be in the same boat as I am by reading your stuff. This is good really because, so few of us can stand alone,But at least when we manage to keep friends, they are exceptional people thank you for your comments Kelly....peter
  1. Date: 9/3/2013 6:45:00 PM
    beautiful. . . thou you made it mainly muscular and not all true friends are males! ha ha ha you might want to tweak it so that the female fans would be pleased! enjoyed this

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 6:18:00 PM
    I really like this Peter. It speaks truth in every line. Wonderful piece!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/25/2013 1:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much April, it's nice to see that others can see through it too....Peter