Special Friend Poem

As if putting a Wanted Ad in the newspaper, this poem describes the special friend the author is looking for.

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It takes only a truly unique friend to understand our psyche and know how to comfort us. The poem tells us how to just be yourself when someone is just by your side to lend their shoulders...

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I Need A Friend


Published by Family Friend Poems June 2007 with permission of the Author.

I need a friend who along with time can
help my broken heart to mend.

I need a friend who can lend me their ears
someone who can dry my face of the many fallen tears.

I need a friend who can hold me tight,
someone who won't let me go until it's made clear I am finally all right.

I need a friend who has once cried,
someone who knows what it is like to feel that inside you have died.

I need a friend who can tell me it's okay,
someone who knows I'm not crazy for feeling this way.

I need a friend who needs one too,
I say this now because I hope that this someone I speak of turns out to be you.


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  • Ofek Zelig by Ofek Zelig
  • 6 years ago

This poem is the most beautiful poem I've ever read. 1am on a Saturday night, I'm crying, and line by line this poem nails how I feel. To know that there are other people out there in the same condition gives me hope for a friend. I can't express my gratitude for this piece of art. I've never been moved like this in my life. This is a masterpiece.

  • Mary Nelson by Mary Nelson, Mn U.S.
  • 8 years ago

There's many things going on, but the biggest thing today is caring for my grandkids when I do not want to. I have been doing it since 2011, still working, getting divorced, I am ready to retire and the burden is too hard.

I know many will look down on me, but this is how I feel. I can not do this alone.. it is unrealistic, and not coming from a place of love.

  • Shreya by Shreya, India
  • 9 years ago

I've always had a lot of friends but never a real one. I don't feel connected to them, I feel like I'm not there when I'm with them. I've always had this debate inside me going on about what's right and wrong, what I'm supposed to do and what I wish to. My parents and I have always had conflicting views and I do what they say. I truly feel this poem. I'm always like 'I don't know'. I never do what I want to, just what is expected from me. I do need a friend who wouldn't find me crazy and tell what I think is not dumb or stupid. And this poem is seriously awesome. (I mean it)

  • Rainier Fernandes by Rainier Fernandes
  • 6 years ago

It takes only a truly unique friend to understand our psyche and know how to comfort us. The poem tells us how to just be yourself when someone is just by your side to lend their shoulders and comfort us. What's a friend? Friends can be childhood bosom buddies, lovers, or even strangers on the road or simply colleagues. How we treat friends forms a lasting relationship and can be truly amazing and a memorable part of our life.

  • Reem by Reem
  • 10 years ago

I am so alone and I have no friends. I get so embarrassed at school for being alone, I don't know where to go. I have my classmates that always asks me to hang out with them, but I feel that I don't belong or cope. I feel like no one understands me. Afraid to cry in front of them or even shy. I thought loneliness was great for a while, but it's really hard. One year left till I finish school, and still I have nobody. When other girls asks me whom I go with and I just say no one, but there's this girl I like so much. She's like the reason why I started coming to school with no worries about the friends thingie. Ughhh I just want to be friends with her so bad.

  • Ankur by Ankur, India
  • 11 years ago

hey thanks dear...you define my feelings that I have for my friend...he is the only one I have...I never had much friends. I had troubled family life in my childhood which led to me becoming more and more emotionally dependent upon my friends but no one seemed to care instead they took it as a foolishness on my part and same is the case till now (now my age is 25) but I am ready to do anything to have a friend. The friend that I have now supports me encourages me but he also seems my emotional overload as something crazy.....but I want him in life forever....maybe this poem can explain my feelings to him.....I need you dear

  • Harry by Harry, California
  • 11 years ago

I am shunned and hated by everyone in my school, everyone one hates except for the occasional moment someone is friendly, but then they treat me horribly so they can do what I can never do...Fit in. Thank you for letting people like me know that we aren't alone in the world, I hope you find someone if not done already

  • Ryan by Ryan
  • 11 years ago

This poem really express how I have felt and still do for my childhood (I'm still a kid). Thank you for touching my heart and providing it with the warmth of your words.

  • Liz Hope by Liz Hope
  • 12 years ago

my best friend has just suddenly left me and it hurts me really badly I just feel a huge pain in my heart.
and she's not coming back to me or saying sorry it's been 2 years now.
thank you

  • Amin by Amin
  • 13 years ago

my name is amin
I live in Iran and have a lot of problem.
I am 14 years old.
nobody know my problem.
I need a friend.
in Iran people don't pay much attention to we are.
thank you
good bye

  • Carla Angela L. Mendoza by Carla Angela L. Mendoza, Philippines
  • 13 years ago

I am lonely, I just want a true best friend. Because my classmates hate me. But I don't know why.

This is by far one of the best poems I have ever read. It's a poem which I can easily relate to. I was feeling the same thing and I can see where the poet is coming from. It's a lovely poem.
Teresa Wilson. You are awesome. I have great respect and admiration.

  • Virginia  Wesson by Virginia Wesson
  • 13 years ago

There have been so many times in my life when I have needed a friend, someone who felt as I did, alone and oh so lonely. I found my friend in God. I have always known God is the answer to all my problems, which were many. He will also help the author of this poem. He need only to ask Him. He will answer, I promise you. His answer may not come in the way you expect, but it will come in a way that is best for you. God bless you and hang in there. It WILL get better.

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