45+ Short Poems About Friendship To Brighten Your Day

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” — Walter Winchell. Poems about friendship and harmony are songs you and your friends can sing along to celebrate this beautiful bond. Friendship is a blessing, a treasure that two people share for a lifetime. It is something truly unique and to be cherished. It’s a connection of trust, loyalty, and respect that grows and flourishes with time and becomes a strength that helps you face any adversity in the world. So, celebrate this unique association every day with some heartfelt and thoughtful friendship poems shared in this post.

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Poems About Friendship

You may have many friends, but it takes a lot of effort to maintain the friendship and develop a real camaraderie. Let us celebrate one of the purest forms of friendship through a few verses.

Short poems about friendship

Sometimes, sharing a few words and rhymes with your best friend rather than having a lengthy conversation is more than enough. Express what your bestie means to you with these short and sweet poems.

1. My Everything Friend

You magnify my happiness.
When I am feeling glad;
You help to heal my injured heart
Whenever I am sad.

You’re such a pleasure in my life;
I hope that you can see
How meaningful your friendship is;
You’re a total joy to me.

— Joanna Fuchs

2. A Friend’s A Bloom

In the garden of life, a friend’s a bloom,
Through sunshine and storms, a comforting room.
With laughter and support, they light the way,
In friendship’s embrace, we cherish each day.

— Unknown

3. Care And Happiness

You came as a ray of light,
Made my life cheerful and bright,
Showering your affection over me
So that my face was full of glee.
Taking away my complete loneliness
And giving me back all the happiness
With a Midas touch of your care
To keep me away from despair.
I’ll never leave you midway,
And tales of our bond people will say.

— Shishir

4. A Time to Talk

When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don’t stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven’t hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.

— Robert Frost

5. Smile

Smile: Poems about friendship

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If you’re feeling down, turn your frown upside down.
Put a smile on your face; take the world in your embrace.
Ask for a little help from the man up above.
And remember you have your best friend’s love.

— Jessica R. Dillinger

6. Millions Of Strawberries

Marcia and I went over the curve,
Eating our way down
Jewels of strawberries we didn’t deserve,
Eating our way down.
Till our hands were sticky,
and our lips painted,
And over us the hot day fainted

— Genevieve Taggard

Funny friendship poems

Having a humorous friend in our lives is a blessing in disguise. Let your friend know what a positive effect they have on your life.

7. We Share

We share a cute equation,
Where we fight like Tom and Jerry,
But, having you in my life,
Is like icing and the cherry,
Coz our bond is special and true,
Coz our bond will remain new,
Our friendship rocks!

— Unknown

8. Friendship

I’ve discovered a way to stay friends forever—
There’s really nothing to it.
I simply tell you what to do And you do it!!

— Shel Silverstein

9. Like You In Life

A friend like you is hard to find,
You act so silly
You are one of a kind,
A little dumb but a little sweet
This is how I wanted to greet
To a super yet funny friend I know
I may never show
But, still, I love you to the core
Cheers to friendship!

— Unknown

10. Us Two

So wherever I am, there’s always Pooh,
There’s always Pooh and Me.
“What would I do?” I said to Pooh,
“If it wasn’t for you,” and Pooh said: “True,
It isn’t much fun for One, but Two,
Can stick together, says Pooh, says he. “That’s how it is,” says Pooh.

— A. A. Milne

11. Friends Are PricelessYou And Me Are Like

You And Me Are Like poem

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You keep all my secrets
And I can trust you well
If we did something unusual
Then both will go to hell
Best friends are friends for life
Without you, I won’t survive
You are so special to me
It is everywhere you, I can see
Enough I think, for your glee!

— Unknown

12. Friends Are Priceless

friend like
you is worth a
million dollars,
so if you don’t
mind; can
I sell

— Bill Lindsay

Poems about true friendship

A true friend is your hardcore critic and the one who never leaves you alone. Here are a few poems about true friendship and unity that you can relate to.

13. The Arrow And The Song

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poetryfoundation.org

14. True Friendship

The feeling of friendship from the start
Is that special feeling in your heart
A feeling from deep down inside
A feeling that no one should hide
A friend is there through good and bad
They make you happy when you’re sad
they brighten up your darkest day
Just by the simple thing’s they say
Now friendship can’t be bought or sold
It may get tarnished and may get old
You can overcome your greatest fear
Just look around, and it is there
Now friendship’s one and only cost
Is to make sure that it’s never lost

– William S. Tsoukalas, Sr.

15. A Friend

A friend is one who stands to share
Your every touch of grief and care.
He comes by chance, but stays by choice;
Your praises he is quick to voice.

No grievous fault or passing whim
Can make an enemy of him.
And though your need be great or small,
His strength is yours throughout it all.

— Edgar Albert Guest

16. Our True Friendship

Our true friendship isn’t what I see with my eyes,
it is felt within my heart.

When there is trust, understanding, loyalty, and sharing.

I know our true friendship is a rare feeling, but it could be found
It has a profound impact on well-being, strength, and quality.

Our true friendship does not need detailed gifts,
Or fabulous events in order to be valuable or valued.

To ensure long-lasting quality and satisfaction,
Our true friendship only needs a few key factors:
Undying loyalty, understanding, unrivaled trust,
Deep and soulful secrets and endless sharing.

These key factors we can be, mixed with personality and a sense of humor, Can make a friendship last a lifetime!

This is just a thank you, my friend, for all the wonderful and colorful
special factors that You’ve brought to my life!
You’re such a wonderful true friend!

— Pam Fraser

17. To All My Friends

To all my friends who have been with me in weakness
when water falls rush down my two sides

To all my friends who have felt me in anguish
when this earthen back breaks between the crack of two blades

To all my friends who have held me in rage
when fire tears through swallows behind tight grins

I know you
I see you
I hear you

— May Yang, poets.org

18. True Friendship

True Friendship poem

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You are a great friend.
A best friend
I’ll be there when the tears start to fall
And the rays of sunshine hits
We shall play a game of soccer in the rain
We will be friends to the end of time
I’ll be there when you break your knee
When you are too scared to cry
I will be there when time passes by
And I hope you’ll be there to

— Jennifer Hanson

19. A Friend

A person who will listen and not condemn
Someone on whom you can depend
They will not flee when bad times are here
Instead they will be there to lend an ear
They will think of ways to make you smile
So you can be happy for a while
When times are good and happy there after
They will be there to share the laughter
Do not forget your friends at all
For they pick you up when you fall
Do not expect to just take and hold
Give friendship back, it is pure gold.
— Gillian Jones, poemist.com

Friends love poems

Sometimes, when you meet a person, you develop an instant bond and a special relationship. Express your love, compassion, and friendship through a few stanzas.

20. Sonnet 104: To Me, Fair Friend, You Never Can Be Old

To me, fair friend, you never can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I eyed,
Such seems your beauty still.
Three winters cold
Have from the forests shook three summers’ pride,
Three beauteous springs to yellow autumn turned
In process of the seasons have I seen,
Three April perfumes in three hot Junes burned,
Since first I saw you fresh, which yet are green.

— William Shakespeare, poetryfoundation.org

21. Will You Ever Understand?

I don’t think you will
Ever fully understand
How you’ve touched my life
And made me who I am.

I don’t think you could ever know
Just how truly special you are,
That even on the darkest nights
You are my brightest star.

You’ve allowed me to experience.
Something very hard to find,
Unconditional love that exists
In my body, soul, and mind.

I don’t think you could ever feel
All the love I have to give,
And I’m sure you’ll never realize
You’ve been my will to live.

You are an amazing person,
And without you, I don’t know where I’d be.
Having you in my life
Completes and fulfills every part of me.

— Toni

22. True Friends

A friend is like a star that twinkles and glows
Or maybe like a ocean that gently flows
A friend is like gold that you should treasure
And take care of forever and ever
A friend is like an angle that is there to guide you
A friend is someone you can trust out of a few
A friend is more than one in a million
They are one in ca-zillion
And you, my friend, are very special
and so it is official.

— Ashley Campbell

23. Love And Friendship

Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree—
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom most constantly?

The wild rose-briar is sweet in spring,
Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again
And who will call the wild-briar fair?

Then scorn the silly rose-wreath now
And deck thee with the holly’s sheen,
That when December blights thy brow
He still may leave thy garland green.

— Emily Bronte, poetryfoundation.org

24. Our Friendship

As I think of our friendship, I begin to see
Mere words can’t describe what you mean to me.
When this cold, hard world has me lonesome and blue,
I look up to see my angel, my sweet angel, you.

You dry the tears that fall from my eyes.
You bring me sunshine to brighten my sky.
You rescue me when I’m scared and alone
And take my hand to lead me home.

No matter the miles that keep us apart,
We’re always together in each other’s hearts.
Sometimes we take for granted, I fear,
The ones who are so close and dear.

We get so caught up in life and things we must do.
Sometimes we forget to stop and say I love you.
If ever you felt I forgot or didn’t care,
Let me stop right now; my true feelings I’ll share.

You’re the sun in my sky, the bed where I lie.
You’re the home where I’m safe, the field where I play.
You’re everything I am, everything I do.
So what I am saying is I LOVE YOU!

— Marcia M. Griffith

25. To My Excellent Lucasia, On Our Friendship

For as a watch by art is wound
To motion, such was mine:
But never had Orinda found
A soul till she found thine;

Which now inspires, cures and supplies,
And guides my darkened breast:
For thou art all that I can prize,
My joy, my life, my rest.

— Katherine Philips, poetryfoundation.org

26. Kind, Joyous, Amazing Best Friend

You have become my closest friend.
It’s been just about a year,
And you’re the one I turn to
When I’m down and need an ear.

Ever since the day, you told me your secret,
I have changed my ways for the better,
And I started to feel
Like I actually matter.

You have always been there for me
As I have been for you.
I hope we never drift apart.
I don’t know what I’d do without you.

You’ve become so important in my life.
Things would be different without you.
I’d still be a bit of a tool,
And I’d always be feeling blue.

I thank you for all the times we’ve shared.
It has been the best year ever.
Even when we go our separate ways,
The bond we share, I will never sever.

— Kody Stegmann

27. Sybil

You are a gem, whose native brilliance
Could never wholly reign,
An opal, whose prismatic fire
A white cloud doth restrain.

And thus, the mood to which you move me
Is never perfect, quite,
‘Tis pity, wonderment, and pleasure,
Opacity and light.

— Julia Ward Howe, poets.org

28. A Special Kind Of Love

There never was such a friendship that has made me feel this way.
It’s been there from the beginning, so I just want to say,
You were there with me when it was hard to forget
That my heart was aching, and it hadn’t healed yet.
The things you’ve said have proved me right
That this friendship has made me see the light.
You’ve never tossed around my heart, and I know it’s true
Because this is a special kind of love for me and for you.

— Julia Kistner

29. You Are A Star

Friends, like stars, in the darkest night,
Shine with love and radiant light.
Through thick and thin, they’re always near,
In their company, there’s naught to fear.

— Unknown

Broken friendship poems

If the precious bond of friendship is broken, the feeling is always excruciating. Through these verses, you can share your anguish about broken friendship bonds.

30. Walk Away

I watch you walk away from me,
And the tears start to fall.
I ask myself a million times,
How did we lose it all?
For the first time, I had no words
That to you, I could say.
I cling to old memories.
And I watch you walk away.
I just don’t want to let you go,
But inside, I know I must.
My heart’s whimpering with pain,
But it’s my mind, I trust.
There’s confusion around me,
There’s numbness in my heart,
But looking at you walk away
My world just fell apart.
If only I could handle it
And bear to just say,
I’d use my breath and say the words:
Don’t Walk Away!

— Mili Jain

31. A Poison Tree

I was angry with my friend;
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

And I waterd it in fears,
Night & morning with my tears:
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.

— William Blake, poetryfoundation.org

32. Friendship

No foe could strike this blow—
Could draw this blood, this tear!
By the deep wound I know
A friend was here.

— Daniel Henderson, poetryfoundation.org

33. A Friendship Lost

A Friendship Lost poem

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I remember the time not long ago
When we laughed and shared it all.
We were the very best of friends,
Or at least that’s what I thought.
I often wonder why friendships end.
What happens to sever that tie?
How can someone once so close
Just wave you off with a goodbye?
I must have been lacking.
I must have been wrong.
I wasn’t a friend to you.
That you were to me all along.
I thought I was loyal.
I know I was true,
But something went wrong.
Now there’s nothing to do.
A friendship lost
Is a very sad thing.
The angels weep instead of sing.

— Brenda J. Metz

34. My Friend Must Be A Bird

My friend must be a Bird—
Because it flies!
Mortal, my friend must be,
Because it dies!
Barbs has it, like a Bee!
Ah, curious friend!
Thou puzzlest me!

— Emily Dickinson

35. Broken Friendship

I watch you walk away from me
And my tears start to fall.
I always ask myself a billion times,
How did we lose it all?

For the first time in forever, I had no words
to you, I could say.
I stick to old memories.
As I watch you walk away.

— Neldine Pierreville

36. This Is Our End

You can stand there and smile; you can sit there and laugh,
but you can’t trick me; I know it’s a mask.
You’re trying to lie to me and everyone else,
but why is it that you’re lying to yourself?
You can calmly sit there and try to look cool,
but I know your emotions, and I know you’re a fool.
I know inside you you’re feelings rage.
The suspense builds with the turn of a page.
By day you’re one person, by night another,
and neither of them have anything to do with each other.
I’ve watched you sink farther from your heart,
and all of this just tears me apart.
I sit here and cry, for you, not for me.
What you’ve become, I wish you could see.
No words could I use to help me explain
what it does to me to see you in pain.
You’re not there anymore, my dearest friend.
I hate to say this, but this is our end

— Jessica A. Phillipi

37. A Broken Friendship

Alas! they had been friends in youth;
But whispering tongues can poison truth;
And constancy lives in realms above;
And life is thorny; and youth is vain;
And to be wroth with one we love,
Doth work like madness in the brain.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

38. We Were Always Meant To Be

We believed we were always meant to be,
But we’re already falling apart, don’t you see?
How could things have gone so wrong?
What if our time has come and gone?

We believed we were always meant to be,
Yet you left me to be so lonely.
All those broken promises and untold secrets
Still break my heart into a million pieces.

We believed we were always meant to be,
But now I’ve lost hope in you and me.
This silence between us is tearing me apart.
Will you ever come back for my broken heart?

— Nanditha Murali

39. Goodbye My Dearest Friend

The hardest part of any friendship
is when it is time to say goodbye,
and even though I wished I could make you stay,
I know I got to let you spread your wings and fly.

For life is a journey that needs to be traveled
and I am certain you’d make it through,
I just want you to know and never forget
that I will surely miss you.

— Leilani Hermosa Petersen

Poem about old friendship

Friendship is a pure and unbroken relationship that is cherished by all. Let your oldest friend know what they mean to you through these poems.

40. True Friendship

It isn’t the years,
It isn’t the tears
That makes life worthwhile.
It’s the memories that grew
And the people you knew
That will bring back a smile.

Mistakes that were made,
Plans often mislaid
Are a part of the past.
What you’ve kept in your mind
Is where you will find
What you wished to hold fast.

Some things in life
May be had without strife.
It can happen that way.
Still, a friendship is earned,
And where love is concerned,
I’m willed to say.

When life draws to a close,
Let me be one of those
To cry, “Life has been great!”
It’s the friends that were made,
Those who lived unafraid.
That is proof of the world we create.

— Alora M. Knight

41. In The Company Of Women

Make me laugh over coffee,
make it a double, make it frothy
so it seethes in our delight.
Make my cup overflow
with your small happiness.
I want to hoot and snort and cackle and chuckle.
Let your laughter fill me like a bell.

— January Gill O’Neil, poets.org

42. Life-Long Pals

Lifelong Pals poem

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We are always by each other, never leaving.
We are best friends, never deceiving.

Sometimes we fight. Sometimes we cry.
We’re best friends; we never lie.

Life- long pals mean best pals forever and ever.
We’ll never be apart, never.

But some things change. You moved away.
I thought you were here to always stay.

But we made a promise to be lifelong pals.
We turned out to be the best gals.

If something ever happened to you, I’d remember we made a friendship pact.
Everybody knows we’re friends, yep, that’s a true fact.

I will always love you no matter where you may be.
Just remember to always remember me!

— Sierra

43. To An Old Friend

When we have lived our little lives and wandered all their byways through,
When we’ve seen all that we shall see and finished all that we must do,
When we shall take one backward look off yonder where our journey ends,
I pray that you shall be as glad as I shall be that we were friends.

Time was we started out to find the treasures and the joys of life;
We sought them in the land of gold through many days of bitter strife.
When we were young we yearned for fame; in search of joy we went afar,
Only to learn how very cold and distant all the strangers are.

— Edgar Albert Guest

44. Long-Lost Friends

To see that face you’ve missed so much,
To feel that warmth inside.
To see how much you mean to them,
Reflected in their eyes.

To feel that sense of comfort.
That you felt in times gone by.
To hug someone with all your might,
To laugh until you cry.

To escape to all those memories,
Those moments that you shared.
To feel each strong emotion,
As if you were right there.

To recall that sense of purpose.
That you felt when so naïve.
And the world was open wide to you
And you were fearless and so free.

To remember all those special friends.
Who has long since passed away?
To share regrets, you each possess
And haunt you still today.

To reveal whatever pain you’ve had.
In the years that have gone by.
And together, feel so grateful.
That somehow you both survived.

To know this person inside out,
Their past secrets and their schemes.
Who helped you through some troubled times
And shared your hopes and dreams.

To know your heart and soul are safe
And there is no judgment there.
And no matter what you say or do,
All they want to do is care.

To feel that love that makes you whole
And finally, find yourself again.
No, there’s nothing better in this life,
Than being with a long-lost friend!

— Patricia A. Fleming

45. Bonds Of Friendship

From the day that I first knew you,
Your heart was pure and kind;
Your smile was sweet and innocent,
Your wit was well refined.

The sparkle in your eyes was keen,
Your friendship fast and real;
Soft words were your virtue,
And humor your appeal.

We grew as friends together,
We laughed and shared our dreams;
Along the way, crush or two,
Went unrevealed, it seems.

As years rolled on, our paths were split,
Our roads went separate ways;
We each pursued our interests,
That occupied our days.

We soon forgot our youthful bliss,
Of tender carefree years;
We didn’t talk or keep in touch,
Throughout life’s pain and tears.

Then my darkest hour came,
And tried me to my core;
To save my heart from ruin,
I closed and locked the door.

Then out of every nowhere,
With precise, directed cue;
An old familiar smile,
Came slowly into view.

Although much time was gone,
And the die of fate long cast;
It was as if we hadn’t missed,
A second of the past.

You listened with attentive care,
And reassured my mind;
That loving hearts are still alive,
With purpose and design.

Deep inside, I’ve locked way,
Emotions yet untold;
As time goes on and bonds grow strong,
They will all unfold.

So thank you, friend, for taking time,
To demonstrate your love;
It’s yet another blessing that,
I’m undeserving of.

— Craig Burkholder

46. Old Friends

I do not say new friends are not considerate and true,
Or that their smiles ain’t genuine, but still I’m tellin’ you
That when a feller’s heart is crushed and achin’ with the pain,
And teardrops come a-splashin’ down his cheeks like summer rain,
Becoz his grief an’ loneliness are more than he can bear,
Somehow it’s only old friends, then, that really seem to care.

— Edgar A. Guest

47. My Friend

Whenever I think of the times, we’ve shared together,
I’m reminded of the pains and heartaches we’ve had to weather.
It seems no matter what’s going on,
To find comfort we don’t have to wait too long.
What then do we do when times get harder as we continue to grow older?
Let me just say this to you,
Our friendship is very dear and special, too.
So please, no matter what happens between us,
Don’t let our friendship turn to dust.
Or I will, without a doubt, fall apart,
With the pieces of my broken heart.

— Heidi Davin

48. Old Friends

Old friend, I knew you before we met.
I saw you at the window of my soul—
I heard you in the steady millstone of my heart
grinding grain for our daily bread.
You are sedimentary, rock-solid cousin earth,
where I stand firmly, astonished by your grace and truth.
And gratitude comes to me and says:

“Tell me anything and I will listen.
Ask me anything, and I will answer you.”

— Freya Manfred, poetryfoundation.org

49. My Friend

As the years pass us by as we grow old and apart
I want you to know that you’re always in my heart
You helped me with problems through good times and bad times
You helped me keep smiling when I felt sad
You helped me stay strong as we listened and sent each other country songs
I’ll never find another friend as you
Even though we didn’t know each other that long.
Wherever the years take us, no place is too far; you’ve been a wonderful friend with a good heart to lend, and I want you to know I’m glad we met your someone special I’ll never forget.

—  Carol A. Smith

Note: The poems in this collection are not original works of MomJunction but have been sourced from various authors. No claim of ownership is being made by us. Credit has been given wherever the details were available. If you are the original author of any poem and wish to have it credited or removed, please contact us. We value the creative rights of authors and will address your request promptly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can a poem about friendship impact the way we view and appreciate our friendships?

Poems on friendship and companionship can make us think about our friends and acknowledge their importance in our lives. Reading lines about friends being our unrelated siblings or friends being there when we need them makes us realize how our friends support us and make our lives beautiful.

2. Can poems about friendship help us overcome challenges or conflicts with our friends?

Poems have the power to evoke certain emotions in a reader. If you read a poem on not giving up on a friend, it gives you the hope and courage to try harder to solve conflicts with friends.

3. What are some of the emotions commonly associated with poems about friendship?

Emotions such as intense bonding, admiration, trust, and faith are most commonly associated with poems about friendship.

Friends play an important role in one’s mental health, peace, and happiness. Your friends can help you overcome stress and prevent isolation and loneliness. Further, close-knit and meaningful friendships can positively impact your physical health and help you become a better person. If you are fortunate enough to have friends who have empathy and make life worth living, let them know how much they mean to you by sharing these beautiful friendship poems. Jot down a poem on a card or simply send one via text message and let them know they are on your mind.

Discover the beauty of companionship through 10 heartfelt lines woven into a poetic celebration of friendship. Share this poem with your close friends and appreciate them for being there.

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Dr. Holly Schiff is an experienced clinical psychologist with around nine years of experience in the field. She did her Doctorate of Psychology in School and Community Psychology from Hofstra University and graduated from Fordham University.

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