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Friendship - Brenda Arledge’s Prompt

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Friendship

I very much appreciate Brenda Arledge’s prompt and more importantly her encouragement. Friendship is the new prompt, and I think that is a wonderful prompt. Friendship brings many thoughts to your head as you think of your friends and what they mean to you.

There are many aspects of a good friendship, like trust, being honest, sharing secrets and having someone just to listen when you need them. My best friend is also in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), which is an interest we share. We were also both RNs, so we have so much in common.

Friendship brought many characteristics to mind, so writing poetry using some of those characteristics was not too difficult. I really like this prompt from Brenda.

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Acrostic Poem About Friendship

For I love our wonderful times together

Rich is our time as our friendship grows

I will treasure the time with you forever

Enjoying the humor and laughter too

No one else could ever take your place

Doing the many fun things we pursue

Sharing my private secrets with you

Happy I am when we meet at the club

It is always a pleasure the things we do

Pushing along as we walk through life

Dionne Warwick - That's What Friends Are For

Ode to Friendship

Friendship adds so much to our lives

As we share our laughter and secrets too,

We go shopping and out to a good lunch

Plans and dreams we will always pursue

Our time spent together is so much fun

Friendship is honest and adventurous too,

Our playful times are memorable as well

As soon as we met I immediately knew

You would be that wonderful friend

Hanging out together we stick like glue

Andrew Gold - Thank You For Being A Friend

© 2021 Pamela Oglesby

Comments

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 19, 2021:

Hi Rinita,

Thank you so much for your vern nice comments. Take care.

Rinita Sen on April 19, 2021:

Beautiful, touching poems. Loved the acrostic one. Simple lines that do the wonders. True friendship is a boon.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 18, 2021:

Hi Alyssa,

I am glad you liked the poems. Friendship is special, for sure.

I appreciate your comments. Take care.

Alyssa from Ohio on April 18, 2021:

Beautiful poems Pamela! You perfectly described the magic of friendship. I hope you are having a lovely Sunday!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 18, 2021:

Hi Vidya,

My best friend in high school lives all the way across the country so we haven't seen each other in a long time. Our high school reunion was the last time I saw her.

I appreciate your comments. Take care.

VIDYA D SAGAR on April 18, 2021:

I loved your poems on friendship Pamela. Everyone has a special friend whom they can never forget. I had a special friend in school. We had such fun together and school days were the best days of my life, I feel now. But we grew apart during college as ve took up different streams of study. We are still in touch though we rarely see each other. True friendships last a lifetime and few are lucky to find such friends.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 18, 2021:

Hi Flourish,

I have a friendship just like the one you described. i appreciate your comments. Have a good week.

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 15, 2021:

The second poem in particular reminded me of an old friendship that I have with someone from high school. She visited in November after us not having seen one another in many years and we picked up where we left off. Some friendships are just like that. We are opposites, but it totally works.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 14, 2021:

Hi Shauna,

Yes, I really love the DAR. It is fun learning little things about your online friends.

I appreciate your comments. I hope you are having a good week.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 14, 2021:

Hi Lorna,

I believe friendships are very important in our lives. I a so glad you enjoyed the poems.

Thank you so much for your comments, as they are always appreciated.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on April 14, 2021:

Pamela, I love your friendship poems. I didn't know you're in the DAR. Very cool! I love learning new things about my online friends. Thanks for adding that little tidbit.

Lorna Lamon on April 14, 2021:

Such lovely poems Pamela which perfectly describe the importance of friendship, and how necessary and special our friendships are. A truly enjoyable read.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 14, 2021:

Hi Devika,

I am glad you enjoyed the poems. Thank you for reading and commenting. Take care.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 14, 2021:

Hi Linda,

I appreciate your comments. I think it is good for us to have good friends and enjoyed writing the poetry.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 14, 2021:

Hi Friendship is special and you have written beautifully expressed poems. The strength in each word tells me the importance of a friendship and so much more.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 13, 2021:

Good friends are valuable. Thank you for the reminder, Pamela. I enjoyed reading your poetry.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 13, 2021:

Hi Adrienne,

Friends can make us happier and give us support when times are difficult. I am glad you enjoyed reading the poems.

Thank you for your comments. I hope you are having a very good week.

Adrienne Farricelli on April 13, 2021:

Friendship can help us through difficult times in our lives and it makes us happier. Your poems reflect that and it was nice reading them.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 13, 2021:

Hi Rosina,

I am glad you glad you enjoyed the poetry. Thank you so much for your comments.

Blessings.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 13, 2021:

HI Manatita,

I am enjoying the writing poetry for the prompts. I will never me as good as you or John, but I enjoy responding to the prompts anyway.

I appreciate your comments. Blessings.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 13, 2021:

Hi Fran,

I agree! Thank you for your comment.

Blessings

Rosina S Khan on April 12, 2021:

Hey, Pamela, that was a beautiful poetry about friendship. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for the marvelous share.

manatita44 from london on April 12, 2021:

Beautiful, Pamela. A double effort on your part. You're now flying with these prompts. Sweettt!!

fran rooks from Toledo, Ohio on April 12, 2021:

Pamela, beautiful! Everyone should have a 'special friend'. Thank you for your poem.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 12, 2021:

Hi Linda,

I am glad you enjoyed this article as poetry is fairly new for me. I appreciate your comments, as always. Have a good week!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 12, 2021:

Hi Rachel,

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I hope you have a very good week.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 12, 2021:

Hi Peggy,

Friends are special to each of us, and I do count you as a friend.

I appreciate your very sweet comments, as always. Stay safe and healthy.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 12, 2021:

Hi Brenda,

You know exactly what I was trying to portray with my poems.

I always look forward to your comments as you have been such an inspiration to me.

Yes, I certainly count you as a friend, and you are a blessing in my life as well. Thank you so much for your comments, and you are always supportive..

I put a link on your article that I found in my feed.

You are a blessing to me as well, Brenda.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 12, 2021:

Hi Ann,

Friends are very special, and I certainly count you. I have always felt close to you as you have been so supportive.

I appreciate your nice comments, as always. Stay healthy and safe, Ann.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 12, 2021:

Hi Misbah,

Thank you so much for your lovely comments.

Friendship does add so much to our lives, and I do appreciate your friendship. You are always supportive.

God bless you always as well.

Linda Chechar from Arizona on April 12, 2021:

I was reading your great article and the poetry is for your friendship with the Hubpages for all of the friends. You were making the wonderful. Thanks for the sharing!

Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on April 12, 2021:

Beautiful words. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2021:

Friends are indeed special people. Thanks for being an online HubPage friend of mine. You bless us with your words of poetry and wisdom.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 12, 2021:

Pamela,

I am delighted you like this prompt of "friendship."

As you say

"There are many aspects of a good friendship, like trust, being honest, sharing secrets and having someone just to listen when you need"

Your acrostic poem tells us how one looks forward to spending time with a friend & that no one could ever take his / her place.

Your second poem shows how much a friendship can add to one's life.

I love your music choices, "That's What Friends Are For" and "Thank You For Being A Friend."

I look forward to connecting with you on Hubpages and count you as my friend.

You are a blessing in my life.

I will post a link on the article.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 12, 2021:

Lovely, Pamela! Friends are so special aren't they? I count you among mine, and I thank you for being such a good friend.

Ann

Misbah from The Planet Earth on April 12, 2021:

A wonderful response to Brenda's Prompt, Pamela. I agree Friendship adds so much beauty and joy to our lives, with friends life is beautiful. Thanks for being a supportive friend

God Bless You always

Peace

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 12, 2021:

Hi Bill,

I too am grateful for all my Hubpage friends. After being on Hubpages for so many years, you feel like you know some of them very well. I think multiple people consider you a friend. I know I do.

Thank you for your comments as they are always supportive. I hope you are having a good day.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 12, 2021:

Hi John,

It is wonderful to have a good friend. I really like this prompt. I appreciate your nice comments. Have a good week.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 12, 2021:

Hi Chitrangada,

I admire you as well, and I love your articles. I also cherish our friendship. You have always been so supportive. Hubpages has given me many good friends, and it is wonderful.

I am glad you like my poetry. I appreciate your comments, my friend. Have a wonderful week.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 12, 2021:

My first thought after reading this fine article and poetry is I am grateful for your friendship, and for all of my HP friends. Thank you for making me feel accepted in this community.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 12, 2021:

Good work on this article and poems on “friendship” Pamela. It is great to have a best friend you share common interests with. Thanks for sharing.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 12, 2021:

Lovely response to Brenda's word prompt challenge!

You write poems, with such perfection Pamela! Appreciate your creativity!

I enjoyed your poems, and I cherish your friendship! Hubpages has given me some wonderful friends and I admire them all!

Thanks for sharing!

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