Life Long Friend Poem

Appreciating Friendship

As I approach 97, there are many things to look back upon. I've never been rich in money, but I have been so rich in friends. Many have passed away now, but it's the memories I have of them that make my remaining time filled with gratitude for the companionship that we had.

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Memories, people, and places are the three very important ingredients around which some great poems have been woven. At present, I am unable to recall the titles, but I very well remember our...

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True Friendship

© more by Alora M. Knight

Published by Family Friend Poems September 2018 with permission of the Author.

It isn't the years,
It isn't the tears
That makes life worthwhile.
It's the memories that grew
And the people you knew
That will bring back a smile.

Mistakes that were made,
Plans often mislaid
Are a part of the past.
What you've kept in your mind
Is where you will find
What you wished to hold fast.

Some things in life
May be had without strife.
It can happen that way.
Still, a friendship is earned,
And where love is concerned,
I'm willed to say.

When life draws to a close,
Let me be one of those
To cry, "Life has been great!"
It's the friends that were made,
Those who lived unafraid.
That is proof of the world we create.

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ABOUT THE POET:

Words have always been an important part of my life. My mother taught to read before I started school and coached me through winning spelling contests. I had to learn the meaning of the words, too. I've written books and articles for Salesian Inspirational Mission, Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul, for newspapers and magazines, but receiving...

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  • Subhash Bansal by Subhash Bansal
  • 5 years ago

Memories, people, and places are the three very important ingredients around which some great poems have been woven. At present, I am unable to recall the titles, but I very well remember our class/teacher reciting and explaining those poems. One of these poems mentioned "skylark." It beautifully describes the nature too.

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