A poem, prompted by thoughts of friendship, especially… the friends we’ll never see.


Friends don’t let wrong
distract you from the right.
Into the abyss,
true Friends
won’t let you slide,
no, true Friends will hold you up,
they never stand aside,
when from ugly truth
we’d hide.
Too often we all
will slip,
but true Friends
will never let us fall.
True Friends…
they help us to stand tall.
When what we say seems wrong,
true Friends will set us right.
For us they’ll always fight.
From our battles true,
true Friends never take flight.
Yet when our motives are askew,
our Friends will follow through,
they’ll save us from our plight,
and shield us,
from our due.
they drag us to the light,
when toward the dark we tend,
true Friends…
their love will never end.
Though we stress them sore,
true Friends will bar wrong’s door.
Then those same Friends
will let us pass,
when others would slam salvation’s gate.
Friends don’t hem us in,
when from their beliefs we stray,
though Friends will let us,
should we choose,
they’ll never force us…
to pray.
True Friends don’t forget,
neither do they forgive,
yet true Friends do understand,
so include true Friends,
in all of your plans.
Friends don’t step aside,
when we need them most,
true Friends
stand at our side.
What is a true Friend’s role?
my unseen Friend,
is to keep you,
on the path
toward your goal.

{It’s a little rough around the edges, but then again, so is true friendship. :)}

About C.G.Ayling

Musing misuser of words, lover of lyrical literature, author, occasional contrary thoughts. An honorable man’s name, in memoriam.
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5 Responses to Friends.

  1. morgana17_69 says:

    ohh you are a great man 🙂 it’s all true…i’ll dedicate it to my true friends. thanks for write…thanks to use your words in a manner so real!

  2. Katherine says:

    You’ve captured ‘friendship’ as it should be. Your true friends are very fortunate to have you by their side. And I agree, true friendship can be a little rocky and rough around the edges…but it all smooths out well, in the end 🙂

  3. Rhonda says:

    Lovely, I’m passing it along to my friends now. They know who they are:)

  4. C.G.Ayling says:

    Friends touch us, we smile when they smile, we cry with them, we share their joys, and their sorrow. Sharing, it’s what friends do – and I thank each of you for sharing your responses with me. ~ Charles

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