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.

  • #50
    Kim Crow
    Friendship Poems: We establish very, very close ties with our childhood friends. We share some our most special times with them - times none of us will ever forget.
  • #49
    Randall Beers
    Friendship Poems: Few things in life are certain. Friendship is one of those few.
  • #48
    Tara Simms
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Lost Friends: Friendship is a very special thing, fragile at times, easily broken, and not so easy to mend.
  • #47
    Kit McCallum
    Friendship Poems: When we realize we might lose a friend to illness, we begin to realize just how precious friendship can be.
  • #46
    H. Barnes
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Lost Friends: Friendships change. But that doesn't always mean they end.
  • #45
    Chuck Pool
    Friendship Poems: If you're going to build something to last, you need to find the proper ingredients.
  • #44
    Friendship Poems: True friendship is at once selfish and selfless. And both sides are necessary. Both sides are good.
  • #43
    Steven Solis
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Lost Friends: Love can sometimes bring the loss of friendship as our lives change and we drift from those we knew. To be replaced by a new friend, the one we love. But that, too, can be lost…
  • #42
    Friendship Poems: This poem is a lovely metaphor of the way friends are joined by common thoughts and feelings.
  • #41
    Friendship Poems: Every decision brings a price, and often that price brings sadness when two friends must part for a time. And still, hope remains.
  • #40
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Cyber Friends: Friends give us many gifts, and enrich our lives in unexpected ways. Even friends we've never met…
  • #39
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Lost Friends: Some people have the power to change our lives - even after they're no longer a part of it.
  • #38
    Bernice Ellrick
    Friendship Poems: This delightful poem uses metaphor after metaphor, to explore just how very important one human being can be to another.
  • #37
    Friendship Poems: What is it that a good friendship gives us? Maybe everything.
  • #36
    Carol Miller
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Cyber Friends: Cyber Friendship has a certain dichotomy to it, as this lovely poem so beautifully explores.
  • #35
    Ron Carnell
    Friendship Poems: How do you define a Best Friend? You'll not likely find this one in a dictionary…
  • #34
    Friendship Poems: Friendship comes in many guises and some may seem divine.
  • #33
    Alastair Adamson
    Friendship Poems: If wishes were horses, would you still ride?
  • #32
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Cyber Friends: We come to know people, and grow to care for them, through the words that we share. Even if those words are only glowing dots on a screen…
  • #31
    Baby Bad
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Cyber Friends: The web has opened a whole new world of wonderful friendships for us all…
  • #30
    Amanda Jenkins
    Friendship Poems - Poems about Lost Friends: As young children, we first learn the meaning of friendship. And, as children, we first learn the meaning of loss.
  • #29
    Robson Grant
    Friendship Poems: Childhood friendships need not end with adulthood.
  • #28
    Friendship Poems: Perhaps the greatest gift we can find is someone willing to listen.
  • #27
    Erin Sheets
    Friendship Poems: The way we see our closest friends is an important part of friendship
  • #26
    Kaunie Hagensen
    Friendship Poems: Maybe the best way to define friendship for yourself is to fantasize about it.