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Poem: Least Expected Friends

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

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Friends are the ones
who are there
when you least expect them,
lending a helping hand
without wanting anything in return.

It is a time
when you learn
what true friendship means,
a time to understand
the ones who really count.

A time to count your blessings,
a time to be thankful,
giving appreciation to those special few,
who reached out with open arms
during your time of need.

"If You're Confused Who Your Real Friends Are -Watch This" by Jay Shetty

© 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 01, 2019:

Thank you, Bill.

Yeppie...that is the truth.

I am glad you enjoyed this one.

Thank you for reading and responding to my work.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 01, 2019:

Thank you, Shalini.

I appreciate your kind words.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 01, 2019:

I had to learn this the hard way, but learn it I did. I can count my true friends on one hand, and I'm fine with that. How many loyal friends do we really need anyway? :) Loved the poem, Brenda!

Shalini Jadhvani from India on October 01, 2019:

Your poem is indeed true! And this poem is such that everyone can relate to as we all have experienced friends who are close fisted as well as friends who really care for us. Amazing work! Keep going.. Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2019:

Tori,

Yes this is true.

Sometimes men can be so cruel. I don't think some of them really understand how to show their feelings. It is easier for them to run and hide, while blaming it on some other reason.

I wish you the best.

It is so hard to deal with someone when he doesn't speak...hang in there.

Thank you for reading.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2019:

Shannon,

Your words are so true.

If someone stands by your side without running when times get tough...he is a friend.

Thank you for reading.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2019:

Absolutely Lorna, friends are the family we choose.

Thank you for reading.

Tori Leumas on September 24, 2019:

You find out who your true friends are in any arguments too. I thought my husband was my true friend, but he abandoned me and refuses to talk to me.

Shannon Henry from Texas on September 24, 2019:

Beautiful poem, Brenda. You really do find out who your friends truly are in times of need. They don't ask for anything in return, though you'd gladly give it and they don't run when things get rough but choose to work it out instead.

Lorna Lamon on September 24, 2019:

I enjoyed this heartwarming poem Brenda and it makes me think of the quote 'Friends are the family we choose for ourselves'.