43 Short Poems About Friendship To Brighten Your Day

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“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” — Walter Winchell. Poems about friendship 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’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.

43 Poems About Friendship

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

Poems about best friends

Best friends are always there with you through thick and thin and understand you better. Even the most significant distance cannot separate best friends.

1. A Friend

A friend like you is hard to find,
one that touches you deep inside.
You’ve given me strength to carry on.
You’ve offered your hand to hold on.
When times are tough, I know you’re there
to offer support and show you care.
If not for you, I would have drowned,
but you help keep me on solid ground.
I believe you were sent from the man above
because he knows the strength of your love.
You show that love in so many ways.
It helps me get through my darkest of days.
So for that, I write this poem for you
and tell you from my heart, THANK YOU!

— Lisa M. Chapin

2. My Best Friend

Whenever I am lonely,
You’re always by my side,
And when I call to you for help,
You never run or hide.

You’re with me when I need you.
I hardly have to say,
“I need you now; I’m lonely.”
You brighten every day.

When shadows fall so dimly
And crickets no more hide,
I’m not afraid to slumber,
For you’ll be there by my side.

You’ll be my friend forever,
Making every day more fun,
And I’m glad that you are with me
As another day is done.

A friend is a wondrous thing to have,
An earthly prayer come true,
And daily, I give thanks that I
Found such a friend in you.

— Sally J. Thompson

3. Friends For Life

We are friends.
I’ve got your back,
And you have mine.
I’ll help you out
To see you hurt,
To see you cry,
Makes me weep
And wanna die.
If you agree
To never fight,
It wouldn’t matter
Who’s wrong or right.
If a broken heart
Needs a mend,
I’ll be right there
Till the end.
If your cheeks are wet
From drops of tears,
Don’t worry,
Let go of your fears.
Hand in hand
Love is sent.
We’ll be friends
Till the end!

— Angelica N. Brissett

4. My Best Friend

Best friends are angels.
That God sent along.
They always stay beside you.
Whenever things go wrong.

I’m glad that God blessed me.
With a good friend such as you.
A person to be there,
A person to get me through.

Never turn away from me.
I can’t bear to be apart.
All the pain and suffering
Will be too much for my heart.

You are my best friend,
The one who brightens my day.
The one who cheers me up,
The one who’s here to stay.

— Geraldine

5. A Friend

A friend is someone who will always be there.
A friend is someone who will always care
When you’re feeling happy or sad,
Sometimes even when you’re mad.
A friend will lend a shoulder or loan their ear,
Because to a friend, you are very dear.
A friend will be there in all your days.
A friend is someone who doesn’t stray.
In laughs and tears,
A friend shares in your life throughout the years.
When things don’t seem like they’re going right,
A friend will be there to reassure in the darkest night.
When you feel like you’re falling apart,
A friend will come to you and help heal your heart.
A friend is someone who will lend a hand.
While you lie in confusion or just don’t understand.
A friend shows you the way right from the start.
A friend is someone from whom you never want to part.
So, thank you for all that you do.
It’s a blessing to have a friend like you.

— Jodi L. Landes

Short poems about friendship

Sometimes, sharing a few words 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.

6. 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

7. Ode To Friendships

They’re the few people who accept silence over conversation.
A relationship like this denies silly promises and persuasion.
You don’t feel the need to second guess thoughts or measure words.
Their love comes in wholes, not halves, not thirds.
They’re the ones that guide you through when fate takes a turn.
Fights, small and large, end in forgiveness, never a burn.
You forget about first impressions and the feelings they brought.
You’re grateful for who they are, and you forgive ’em for what they’re not.

— Kayla Rae Pich

8. 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

9. Smile

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

10. We’re Best Friends

Like a daisy in the sun,
she’s my friend; she’s no.1,
she is as sweet as a chocolate bun,
she still remembers she’s no.1,
so if you think you’re feeling down,
give a friend a call; she’ll clean the frown.
’cause a friend is there when the world spins round.

— Nikita

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.

11. Best Friends

I promise to love you.
When your jokes are not funny.
I promise to love you.
When you have no money.

I promise to love you.
When you’re sick and all snotty.
I promise to love you.
When you’re angry and grotty.

I promise to love you.
When you’re drunk and unruly.
I promise to love you.
When you’re hungover and drooly.

And I promise to love you.
When you drive me ’round the bend.
I promise to love you.
Because you are my best friend!

— Alex

12. You And I Are Friends

You and I are friends
You laugh, I laugh
You cry, I cry

You scream, I scream
You run, I run
You jump, I jump
You jump off a
bridge, I’m going to
miss you, buddy :)

— Hannah

13. 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

14. 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

15. You And Me Are Like

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

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 that you can relate to.

16. 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.

17. 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

18. My True Friend

You always answer when I call.
And help me up if I should fall,
But you never complain at all,
My true friend.

You confront me when I am wrong
But will never scold me for long,
Instead, you try to keep me strong,
My true friend.

You know the funny things to say
To make me laugh my fears away.
Like the sun, you brighten my day,
My true friend.

You see in me gifts I deny
And urge me to give things a try.
You spread for me my wings to fly,
My true friend.

You always perceive what I need.
And offer it before I plead.
Just like a book, my mind you read,
My true friend.

You value little things I do
But won’t brag of what you do too.
How can I ever repay you,
My true friend?

And greatest of all, I have found
When times are tough, and I’m down,
You are the one who sticks around,
My true friend.

— Abimbola T. Alabi

19. True Friends

True friends are by your side through it all.
True friends are there to catch you when you fall.
True friends give your life a happy lift.
True friends are a most precious gift.

True friends will care about you forever.
True friends want to be with you on every endeavor.
True friends can make you laugh and cry.
True friends can be girls or guys.

True friends can get mad at each other.
True friends can be your sisters or brothers.
True friends will never truly leave you.
True friends will love you no matter what you do.

True friends really know you but love you anyway.
True friends are those who are always asking you if you’re okay.
True friends know that hate is a very strong word.
True friends don’t believe every story they’ve heard.

True friends will tell you the truth, even if it’s not what you want to hear.
True friends are always there with a hug and a listening ear.
True friends will tell you things that are true.
True friends will do anything they can to help you.

True friends love to spend time with you.
True friends love to tease you too.
True friends tease all in good fun.
True friends don’t care if you’ve lost or won.

I will love you forever, my friend.
I will stay by your side until the very end.
You’ll be in my heart as I pray for you each day.
You are my truest friend in every way.

— Mermaid

20. What Friendship Means

Friendship means being there just to be there.
Friendship means listening and not asking questions.
Friendship means lending your shoulder for someone to cry on.
Friendship means being comfortable around each other in silence.
Friendship means being able to tell each other anything and understanding without questions.
Friendship means being honest with each other no matter what the cost.
Friendship means staying up all night and talking about nothing.
Friendship means being able to say I love you!
Friendship means forgiving each other no matter what you have done.
Friendship means learning from each other’s mistakes.
Friendship means me and you.
This is the way I look at you, my friend, and I love you!

— Tracie Labauve

21. True Friendship

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

22. True Friends

Best friends stick together till the end.
They are like a straight line that will not bend.

They trust each other forever,
No matter if you’re apart or together.

They can be your hero and save the day.
They will never leave your side; they are here to stay.

They help you up when you fall.
Your true friends are best of all.

— Emily

Famous poems about friendship
Let us go through a few friendship poems written by famous personalities.

23. Hug O’ War

I will not play at tug o’ war.
I’d rather play at hug o’ war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins

— Shel Silverstein

24. The Arrow And The Song

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to the Earth; I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it on its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth; I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of 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

25. 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

26. I Knew A Man By Sight

I knew a man by sight,
A blameless wight,
Who, for a year or more,
Had daily passed my door,
Yet converse none had had with him.

I met him in a lane,
Him and his cane,
About three miles from home,
Where I had chanced to roam,
And volumes stared at him, and he at me.

In a more distant place
I glimpsed his face,
And bowed instinctively;
Starting he bowed to me,
Bowed simultaneously and passed along.

Next, in a foreign land.
I grasped his hand,
And had a social chat,
About this thing and that,
As I had known him well a thousand years.

Late in a wilderness
I shared his mess,
For he had hardships seen,
And I a wanderer has been;
He was my bosom friend, and I was his.

And as, methinks, shall all,
Both great and small,
That ever lived on earth,
Early or late their birth,
Stranger and foe, one day each other know.

— Henry David Thoreau

27. 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 watered it in fears.
Night & morning with my tears;
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.

And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine,

And into my garden stole,
When the night had veiled the pole;
In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.

— William Blake

Friends love poems

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

28. You Were There

When tears fell from my eyes,
you were there to brush them away.
When I was lost in confusion,
you were there to say that everything would be okay.
When I stood before you falling apart,
you were there to lend your heart.
When I felt like no one could understand,
you were there to take my hand.
When no one else was left to care,
you were there.

— Emily Robinson

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

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.

33. 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

34. A Friendship Lost

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

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. 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

Poem about old friendship

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

38. 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

39. Life-Long Pals

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

40. 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

41. 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

42. 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

43. 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

Friends play an important role in one’s mental health 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 that 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.

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Sravani Rebbapragada

Sravani holds a post-graduate degree in Biotechnology. Being an avid reader, she keeps herself up to date with research. Her interest lies in teaching new things to children in creative ways. For MomJunction, she covers literature and information/ facts articles for kids. Sravani likes to unwind by teaching to her son, spending time with her family, binge-watching TV series and... more