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.

  • #25
    Valerie
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Lost Friends: Confusion. Pain. Unanswered questions. These are only some of what we face when a friend turns their back on us ...
  • #24
    Sheri Goodwin
    Friendship Poems: Even in friendship, timing is important.
  • #23
    Cheeky
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Cyber Friends: There is a lot of Truth in this poem of on-line friendship. And some of it is very sad ...
  • #22
    Becky Williams
    Friendship Poems: What should you be willing to do for a friend?
  • #21
    Jenny
    Friendship Poems: Carelessness and neglect can be dangerous to a friendship. And painful.
  • #20
    Scott Wheeler, Sr
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Cyber Friends: Even on-line friends need to be told they're important to us.
  • #19
    Jill Leenderts
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Lost Friends: Friendship and romantic love are exclusionary. Unless we make them so ...
  • #18
    LadyBrandi
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Cyber Friends: Those we meet on the Internet can sometimes teach us hard lessons about life - even as they touch our hearts.
  • #17
    Johnny
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Lost Friends: Just because friendship fades, it doesn't mean the love dies. Sometimes, it simply waits.
  • #16
    Walter Poe
    Friendship Poems: Sometimes the only thing we can offer a distant friend is our support.
  • #15
    Nicholas King
    Friendship Poems: Are there enough words to convey the meaning of friendship? Probably not, but this poem just might come close.
  • #14
    Brande
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Lost Friends: Some truths we learn too late. But better that than to never learn at all.
  • #13
    Katy
    Friendship Poems: It's not easy to define something that is both universal and unique.
  • #12
    Tara Simms
    Friendship Poems: Friendship has many meanings, encompasses many things, but recognizes few limitations.
  • #11
    Karin Schaefer
    Friendship Poems: Life hands us many different things, good and bad. One of the greatest gifts we receive is the love of a good friend.
  • #10
    Jasmine Johnston
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Lost Friends: Losing a best friend is hard. Especially when you know it's your fault.
  • #9
    Angell
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Lost Friends: Losing a best friend to the inevitable circumstances of life is a painful memory, but one accompanied by good memories and future hope.
  • #8
    HM3
    Friendship Poems: There is comfort in friendship, and peace in understanding.
  • #7
    Dawn Nissen
    Friendship Poems: When someone knows the bad things about you, and loves you anyway - that's a friend.
  • #6
    Mindy Carpenter
    Friendship Poems: Some people divide others into categories. These are family, they say. These are friends. But being one doesn't necessarily mean they can't be both.
  • #5
    warmhrt
    Friendship Poems: When friends gather, much is exchanged. Including words of gratitude.
  • #4
    Dan McDonald
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Lost Friends: Perhaps the one thing worse than being hurt is knowing we've hurt another.
  • #3
    Iceman
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Cyber Friends: On ICQ, friendship can be forged without ever seeing a person.
  • #2
    Tina K
    Friendship Poems: It's not always easy to say you're sorry. And time makes it no easier.
  • #1
    Artur Hawkwing
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Lost Friends: When Forever is just a word, without meaning, the pain lasts nearly that long.
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