This was written for my wonderful friend, Anna, whose closeness to me is akin to a twin. When faced with the devastating news that she had cancer, I wrote this poem and brought it to the hospital as I felt I could not let a moment go by without ensuring that she knew how much our friendship means to me.
With love and courage, I am pleased to say that she successfully beat her cancer, and continues to be my caring and trusted friend to this day.
This poem originally was published in Friendship Poems
A friend is someone you hold dear:|
Someone who is always there, through thick and thin;
Someone who is only a phone call away.
A friend is someone you can always rely on:
Someone who is there to share your thoughts with;
Someone to listen, no matter the subject.
A friend is someone you can feel comfortable with:
Someone you can sit silently beside, without conversation;
Someone you do not need to fill the quiet moments with.
A friend is someone you can trust:
Someone who will guard your deepest secrets;
Someone who will never let you down.
A friend is someone who is not judgmental:
Someone who will gently offer advice and opinions,
Yet, someone who is not overbearing or critical.
A friend is someone who can keep you grounded:
Someone who can help you see through your obstacles;
Someone to shoulder you through life's trials.
A friend is someone who shares unconditionally:
Someone to laugh and to cry with;
Someone to lean on, through both the good and the bad.
A friend is someone you choose wisely,
For a friend is your own mirrored image:
Someone to compliment your own self;
Someone who indicates who you are as a person.
A friend.... is what you are to me.
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