Poem: Least Expected Friends

Updated on April 19, 2020
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I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"Hello Somebody" by Katie Ro


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

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      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR


        8 months ago from Washington Court House

        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 profile imageAUTHOR


        8 months ago from Washington Court House

        Thank you, Shalini.

        I appreciate your kind words.

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        Bill Holland 

        8 months ago from Olympia, WA

        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!

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        Shalini Jadhvani 

        8 months ago from India

        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 profile imageAUTHOR


        8 months ago from Washington Court House


        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 profile imageAUTHOR


        8 months ago from Washington Court House


        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 profile imageAUTHOR


        8 months ago from Washington Court House

        Absolutely Lorna, friends are the family we choose.

        Thank you for reading.

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        Tori Leumas 

        8 months ago

        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.

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        Shannon Henry 

        8 months ago from Texas

        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.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        8 months ago

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


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