Poetry About Old Friendship to Appreciate your Friends

Poetry About Old Friendship to Appreciate your Friends

Poetry About Old Friendship – Our best friends provide comfort by offering their ears to listen and their shoulders to cry on. They give us a fresh perspective on life, make us laugh when we’re feeling down, and help us grow as people.

Reading poems about friends lets us reflect on some of the most important people in our lives. After reading the famous friendship poems below, you may want to send one to a pal to let them how much they mean to you.

Poetry About Old Friendship

1. TUG O’ WAR

“I will not play at tug o’ war.
I’d rather play at hug o’ war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins”
– Poem BY SHEL SILVERSTEIN

2. A POISON TREE

“I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

And I waterd it in fears
Night & morning with my tears;
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.

And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine,

And into my garden stole,
When the night had veiled the pole;
In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretchd beneath the tree.”
– Poem BY WILLIAM BLAKE

3. Remember

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann’d:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.
– Poem BY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI

4. I Should Not Dare To Leave My Friend

I should not dare to leave my friend,
Because—because if he should die
While I was gone—and I—too late—
Should reach the Heart that wanted me—

If I should disappoint the eyes
That hunted—hunted so—to see—
And could not bear to shut until
They “noticed” me—they noticed me—

If I should stab the patient faith
So sure I’d come—so sure I’d come—
It listening—listening—went to sleep—
Telling my tardy name—

My Heart would wish it broke before—
Since breaking then—since breaking then—
Were useless as next morning’s sun—
Where midnight frosts—had lain!
– Poem by Emily Dickinson

5. On the Friendship betwixt Two Ladies

Tell me, lovely, loving pair!
Why so kind, and so severe?
Why so careless of our care,
Only to yourselves so dear?

By this cunning change of hearts,
You the power of love control;
While the boy’s eluded darts
Can arrive at neither soul.

For in vain to either breast
Still beguiled love does come,
Where he finds a foreign guest,
Neither of your hearts at home.

Debtors thus with like design,
When they never mean to pay,
That they may the law decline,
To some friend make all away.

Not the silver doves that fly,
Yoked in Cytherea’s car;
Not the wings that lift so high,
And convey her son so far;

Are so lovely, sweet, and fair,
Or do more ennoble love;
Are so choicely matched a pair,
Or with more consent do move.
– Poem by Edmund Waller

Poetry About Old Friendship

6. Love and Friendship

Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree—
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom most constantly?

The wild rose-briar is sweet in spring,
Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again
And who will call the wild-briar fair?

Then scorn the silly rose-wreath now
And deck thee with the holly’s sheen,
That when December blights thy brow
He still may leave thy garland green.
– Poem by Emily Brontë

7. You Smile Upon Your Friend To-Day

You smile upon your friend to-day,
To-day his ills are over;
You hearken to the lover’s say,
And happy is the lover.

’Tis late to hearken, late to smile,
But better late than never:
I shall have lived a little while
Before I die for ever.
– Poem by A. E. Housman

8. Your Catfish Friend

If I were to live my life
in catfish forms
in scaffolds of skin and whiskers
at the bottom of a pond
and you were to come by
one evening
when the moon was shining
down into my dark home
and stand there at the edge
of my affection
and think, “It’s beautiful
here by this pond. I wish
somebody loved me,”
I’d love you and be your catfish
friend and drive such lonely
thoughts from your mind
and suddenly you would be
at peace,
and ask yourself, “I wonder
if there are any catfish
in this pond? It seems like
a perfect place for them.”
– Poem by Richard Brautigan

Poetry About Old Friendship

9. Perks Of Having A Friend

Sharing sorrows, sharing needs,
Sharing happiness, exchanging deeds.
These are things shared by good friends,
Friends to be with you until the end.

A person to confess to,
A person from whom you will never hide,
Though trials may be in the way,
By your side a friend will stay.

Oh, how good it is to have a friend
To walk with you until time ends.
– Poem by Justin Raphael Lopez Gutierrez

10. The Greatest

You’ve been with me through rough and tough
Thick and thin, until the very end

Now let me tell you what’s on my heart
I can’t stand for us to ever be apart

You’re a great person inside and out
Right now you’re who I’m thinking about

If I’m happy or sad, upset or mad
You’re one of the greatest friends I ever had
– Poem by Florence Gustave

An old friend who is also a close friend is a divine favor. This is the kind of friend who guarantees our acceptance just the way we are, and shares our joys as well as our sorrows.

Everyone deserves a close friend; and every close friend deserves some appreciation.

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