Friendship isn't always easily described. The Eskimos, they say, have a hundred different words for snow. Unfortunately, the English language isn't quite as innovative, though it has vast opportunities to differentiate meaning. Certainly, Love is one of those opportunities. And so, too, is Friendship.

Instead of different words, however, we're stuck with simple adjectives. Close friend. Best friend. Childhood friend. Intimate friend. Trusted friend. Beloved friend. But whether you use adjectives or different words, few could deny the nearly infinite meaning in such a simple word.

Friends are special people. We can't pick our family, and we're sorely limited in the number of them at any rate. Society and mores (and often our own conscience) dictate we select a single mate. But our friends can be as diverse and infinite as the adjectives we choose. Our friends, in a very real sense, reflect the choices we make in life.

Let the countdown begin.

  • #100
    Michelle Newton
    Friendship Poems: Learning to trust and to share are integral aspects of the development of true friendship.
  • #99
    Dena Martin
    Friendship Poems: This beautiful poem explores just one of the many gifts given by our closest friends.
  • #98
    Nicole George
    Friendship Poems: Poetry doesn't always have to serious and use big, lyrical words to express a Truth. Sometimes simple yet beautiful promises are enough ...
  • #97
    Heather Stoop
    Friendship Poems: Friendship can be very beautiful. And it can be very beautifully expressed.
  • #96
    Christine McClimans
    Friendship Poems: Butterflies and beautiful friendships have a lot in common.
  • #95
    Amanda Jenkins
    Friendship Poems: Friendship is important to all of us, but sometimes we need reminders. This poem offers one rather difficult to ignore ...
  • #94
    Christine
    Friendship Poems: Saying goodbye to a dear friend is never easy. But, sometimes, it's the only right thing to do for them.
  • #93
    Cynthia Kepp
    Friendship Poems: Sometimes, friendship is fleeting. But that makes it no less important.
  • #92
    Peter Finlayson
    Friendship Poems: A friend in need is a friend. Period.
  • #91
    Tanyo
    Friendship Poems: This is a joyful, clever poem about two people who have found friendship and recognize it as a precious gift.
  • #90
    Pauline Hamblin
    Friendship Poems: Given fourteen years of friendship, just how well could get to know another person?
  • #89
    Jordanna Tillinghast
    Friendship Poems: True love - or true friendship? When the two are one and the same, we are blessed, indeed...
  • #88
    Paulus
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Cyber Friends: We can learn much about other people on the Internet. And, too, much about ourselves.
  • #87
    Reese
    Friendship Poems: How do you recognize friendship?
  • #86
    Vergil F.e. Tudtud
    Friendship Poems: Childhood friendships may wan, but their memories will never leave us.
  • #85
    Todd-Michael St. Pierre
    Friendship Poems: Some friendships challenge words. Fortunately, we have talented poets willing to accept that challenge.
  • #84
    Ron Carnell
    Friendship Poems: Few things exist in life that qualify as perfect. In this poem, I attempt to delineate a few of those I've known, and in doing so, let someone know she's one of them.
  • #83
    Jim Williamson
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Cyber Friends: The Internet reaches across a vast world. But doesn't that also include your own backyard?
  • #82
    Jisnu Dunlop
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Cyber Friends: The Internet offers many opportunities for new friends to interact - including writing poetry together.
  • #81
    Joe Leblanc
    Friendship Poems: When you have a special friend, you need to tell them so ...
  • #80
    Trudy Starling
    Friendship Poems: This poem is a very feel-good way to tell another that they have a friend.
  • #79
    Marie Lehmkuhl
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Cyber Friends: New technologies. Same old results!
  • #78
    Hope
    Friendship Poems: The strongest bonds are those that remain forever unbroken.
  • #77
    Katherine James
    Friendship Poems: When a teenager says, "Longer than a phone call," you have to know she means a very long time ...
  • #76
    Lynn Smiley
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Cyber Friends: Common passions can bring two people together, and unite them in a unique, on-line friendship.
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