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.

  • #75
    Friendship Poems: Who says computers isolate us from other people? This poem was inspired by a friend met on the Internet.
  • #74
    Veronica Ann Cech
    Friendship Poems: What is friendship? Oh, so many things…
  • #73
    Lisa Teller
    Friendship Poems: This is a spiritual poem about two souls that are drawn together. Although living worlds apart, they find each other and become friends. Or were they already?
  • #72
    Melissa Miller
    Friendship Poems: How do you describe the feelings you have for your best friend? Write it - in poetry, of course...
  • #71
    Ryan Jennings
    Friendship Poems: A unique image can sometimes reveal important Truths. Explore, for a moment, the sands of your life.
  • #70
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Cyber Friends: From Australia to Italy, a digital line is drawn, one called friendship.
  • #69
    Robert S. Bise
    Friendship Poems: This poem will delight you as much with its structure and rhythm as with its wonderful message.
  • #68
    Ryan Waege
    Friendship Poems: We all need to say it more often. And, maybe this beautifully.
  • #67
    Friendship Poems: This poem isn't about friendship, but rather is encouragement to a specific friend in need. And that, of course, makes it a poem about friendship…
  • #66
    Sir Shotgun
    Friendship Poems: What is a friend? Do you think you know the answer?
  • #65
    Friendship Poems: Memories, of times past, are a large part of what makes us unique as individuals. Especially if those memories are ones shared between friends.
  • #64
    Andrea E. Holmes
    Friendship Poems: When nothing else seems as if it can get us through life - an understanding friend can make a major difference.
  • #63
    Katherine James
    Friendship Poems: Friends don't always agree with each other. They fight and bring each other pain. But how much worse is the pain if there is a chance they may never have the time to resolve their differences?
  • #62
    Melinda Stankosky
    Friendship Poems: To let a friend know how much they mean can be just what it takes to make one's day brighter.
  • #61
    Christine McClimans
    Friendship Poems: What is the best gift for a special friend?
  • #60
    Lauriel Mariondatter
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Lost Friends: This lovely poem is about friends who have drifted from those things that once bound them together. And, perhaps, it's about mending that rift…
  • #59
    Becky Williams
    Friendship Poems: Friendship means sharing things - even the writing of a poem.
  • #58
    Friendship Poems: Sometimes, just "thank you" doesn't feel like enough.
  • #57
    Andrea Hill
    Friendship Poems: Friendship is defined by people and shared experiences. Not by distance.
  • #56
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Cyber Friends: As the Internet has grown, so too has on-line friendships.
  • #55
    Teri Martinez
    Friendship Poems: Childhood friendship, when nurtured, can grow into a beautiful flower.
  • #54
    Sammy Lane Sharp
    Friendship Poems: From the mouth of babes (now grown), comes infinite wisdom and compassion.
  • #53
    Ashley Benson
    Friendship Poems: This is about how much I appreciate my friends and how I love them.
  • #52
    Ruwaida Van Doorsen
    Friendship Poems: We don't always have an answer for a troubled friend. Sometimes all we can offer is our love.
  • #51
    Mindy Carpenter
    Friendship Poems: This tribute is to a dear friend - who happens to also be a Resident Poet at Passions.