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Welcome to our free online page on Friend Birthday Verses .. Poems .. Sayings .. Quotes for and about Friends and Friendship suitable for birthday of course but as the sentiments are about friendship they can be used for friends getting married, or those who have died / passed on, or leaving work etc.  but you will also find suitable poems in the appropriate sections 












With many of these verses the word " friend " could be changed to sister, daughter, mother, etc...



A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.


(Walter Winchell 1879-1972)

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Angels lift us to our feet when our wings have
trouble remembering how to fly

(Margaret) you've been an angel
Such support, an aide, a crutch
A friend, not just in fair weather but foul
And I'm grateful ever so much

Jon Bratton © 2007

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What a lovely thing it is
To have a loyal friend
Someone who understands us
On whom we can depend
A friend who sees and knows
Our faults
And likes us anyway
And never seems to take offence
At anything we say
Who helps us through our troubles
Stands by us in our needs
Such friendship transcends
Barriers of colour race and creed
For friendship is a precious gift
And we should always treasure
The ones who share our grief
Our joy
Our heartache and our pleasure


Submitted by Jane

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Your birthday is a perfect time
To stop and reminisce
About the many hours we've spent
Discussing that and this-
The laughs, the smiles
That we have known
The wonderful things we've done
That make the friendship that we share
A very special one!

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Some of the happiest times of my life
Are times you and I spend together.
For deep in my heart I've considered you special-
One of my dearest friends ever...

Time after time I've enjoyed your nice company,
Warmed by your closeness we share,
And when there were days
That I needed encouragement,
I knew you'd always be there…

Time and again I've been ever so grateful
For having a good friend like you-
A friend for all times,
To confide in, to count on, and treasure
A whole lifetime through.

You're a friend
For all times

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I'm really glad I've got friends
To guide and light the way
With ups and downs thank God I've found
Your friendship true each day
I hope I can someday return
The gift you gave to me
I never dreamed I'd have a friend
Like you have come to be

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A friend is one who knows us
...but loves us anyway


As long as there is a post and the telephone is not cut off, so long as we have
things to tell and joys and anxieties to share - we will be friends. Always.


(Marion C. Garretty b. 1917)

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I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.


(Walt Whitman 1819-1892)

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A friend gives hope
When life is low
A friend's a place
Where you can go
A friend is honest
A friend is true
A friend is precious
My friend is You

Happy Birthday to YOU
Happy Birthday to YOU
Happy Birthday , Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to YOU

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When it comes to friends
There's lots of them about
But you're the very very best
Of that, there is no doubt

Happy Birthday (David)

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Friends like you are hard to find
There are so many pubs....( shoe shops ) 
...you could be in any one of them!

  Happy Birthday (Dave) (Susie)

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(Dave), my friend, now that you're (40)
Don't start to dye your hair
Don't think of having face lifts
And don't change the clothes you wear
Don't modify your language
Don't rebel and cause outrage
Decide to do the decent thing
Just lie about your age

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Friendship is for young and old
Precious like a pot of gold;
Friendship is a sunny day,
As fresh and sweet as new mown hay;
Friendship comforts in the night
Like a star that's shining bright;
Friendship is a gently thing,
Soft as a dove that's on the wing;
Friendship is a joy to see
And is the bond twix you and me;
Friendship is there for all to find,
The secret saviour of mankind


(Brian Hope Gent)

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When you're lonely
I wish you love.
When you're down
I wish you joy
When you're troubled
I wish you peace
When things are complicated
I wish you simple beauty
When things look empty
I wish you hope.


(Anonymous)

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May there always be work for your hands to do
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your window pane
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you
Their hearts full of warmth and gladness to cheer you 

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Irish Toast

Take a cup of patience
And a big heartful of love
Add a bowl of generosity
To blend with the above;
Put in a dash of laughter
And some understanding too
Sprinkle it with kindness
And memories old and new.
Add some faith before you mix it
Till the dish is rich and sweet
Then enjoy a heaped up portion
With everyone you meet!


(Found in an old cookery book)

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I'd give up chocolate today
But as you well know, friend
I'm no quitter!

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Friendship is a ship big enough to carry 2 in fair weather, but only 1 in foul
In some cases that's true
Ambrose Bierce who wrote that
Can't have had a friend like you

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Faithful friends sustain us
When life's dark shadows fall
Their words of hope encourage
Make us feel ten feet tall.


Faithful friends are near us
When life is full of woe
It's then they take us by the hand
To paths that we should go.


Faithful friends are with us
No matter where we roam
They come with the good Lord's blessing
And lead us safely home.


(Jenny Chaplin)

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A friend is someone who is there no matter what
Someone who gives advice, NOT tells you what to do
A friend is a shoulder to lean on, a hand to hold
A friend doesn't have to look or act or dress a certain way
The only thing that matters is what's on the inside.


(Sarah Hinton)

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Friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have
trouble remembering how to fly

(Pat)

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Angels have wings
Those without are friends
.....Like you

 
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I have a list of folk I know all written in a book
And every year at Christmas time I go and take a look
And that is when I realise that these names are a part
Not of the book they're written in, but of my very heart.


Every year when Christmas comes I realise anew
The biggest gift life can give is knowing folk like you
May the Spirit of Christmas that forever endures
Leave its rich blessings in the hearts of you and yours.


(Anon

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While lasting joys the man attend
Who has a faithful female friend.


(Cornelius Whur) 

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Friendship is love without his wings.


(Lord George Gordon Byron)

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Love is like the wild rose briar
Friendship like the holly tree
The holly is dark when the rose briar blooms
But which will bloom most constantly.


(Emily Bronte)

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A true friend is the most precious of all possessions and the one we take the least thought about acquiring.


(La Rochefoucauld)

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Best friend, my oasis in the desert.


(George Eliot)

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To like and dislike the same things that is indeed true friendship.


(Sallust)

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And we find at the end of a perfect day
the soul of a friend we've made.


(Carrie Jacobs Bond)

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What is a friend. It's one soul inhabiting two bodies.


(Diogenes Laertius)

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There's a kind of emotional exploration you plumb with a friend that you don't really do with your family.


(Bette Midler) 

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With many of these verses the word
" friend " could be changed to sister, daughter, mother,  etc...

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Sisters (Brothers) by chance
Friends by choice
(traditional)

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Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead Walk beside me, and just be my friend.

a beautiful song by Dick Brice called Benjamin Thomas

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A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

(Walter Winchell 1879-1972)

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Angels lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly
(Margaret) you've been an angel
Such support, an aide, a crutch
A friend, not just in fair weather but foul
And I'm grateful ever so much

Jon Bratton © 2007

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Today I want to acknowledge our friendship
That surpasses others by far;
I know that you're actually behind me
No matter wherever you are.

Trust like there is no other
Confidante straight and true;
You are my best friend you know
You must know that-surely you do!
Maggie-May

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If only all the world were friends
Sharing and caring like we should;
The things we could achieve
If only that we would.

There's plenty of everything to go around
But most of all the joy of peace would resound;
Many hands make light work they say
The projects for good would abound.

It is the only way for all of us
To help and not to hinder;
To think about the best for all
Or the world be like tinder.
Maggie-May

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A hug is worth a thousand words, 
A friend is worth so much more;
A friend beside you through thick and thin
A friend that loves you to the core.
Maggie-May

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What would life be with out friends like thee
I'll tell you, like no longer being free.
Imagine what life would be so sad and blue
To go through life without that special you.
And I know we live so far away
Through the internet we are like castaways
Never get to touch or hug you for this I only pray
For some day I hope we can meet
To hug and laugh and dance to the beat
I know this would be a treat
For now this is all I see
Is my good friend here with me
Just think what life would be
Without friends like thee

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“Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.” 
John 15:13-15

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The best of friends,
Can change a frown,
Into a smile,
When you feel down.

The best of friends,
Will understand,
Your little trials,
And lend a hand.

The best of friends,
Will always share,
Your secret dreams,
Because they care.

The best of friends,
Worth more than gold,
Give all the love,
A heart can hold.
Amit

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Honoring you my friend
Is a true and noble thing;
Since meeting you at school
My heart has begun to sing!

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FRIEND in different languages... 
Iranian - DOST 
German - FREUND 
Herbew - CHAVER 
French - AMi 
Pinoy - KAiBiGAN 
Dutch - VREND 
Mexican - AMiGO 

For me.. just simply "YOU"

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Faithful, kind and always true
Reassuring through and through 
 Insightful in your wise advice
Enthusiastic, sweet and nice
Noted for your smiling face
Dear friend, no one could take your place

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Oh the comfort,the inexpressible

Comfort of feeling safe with friends
Having neither to weigh
Thoughts, nor measured words,
But to pour them all out

Just as they are
Chaff and grain together
Knowing that a faithful hand
Will take and sift them,
Keeping what is worth keeping
and then with a breath of kindness
Blow the rest away

Submitted by Jane



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We're not really sisters
But we/re sisters of the heart
And nothing shall ever
 Tear our friendship apart

They say that gems are priceless
And I guess that is true
But our friendship is PRICELESS
I can't imagine life without you.

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It's good to have friends
Friends who care,
Friends who you know
Will always be there
When you need them,
And never complain,
When you tell the same story
Again and again.

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Friends you/we have known
Since you/we were quite small
Friends who still like you/us
Warts-an- all !
The memories you/we share
Of times that are past
Means friendship between you/us
Will always last.

A Friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway 

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It takes a long time to grow an old friend.

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A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

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Friendship is Love, without his wings
Lord Byron

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The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.
Gwyneth Paltrow

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LOVE really does make the world go round
You're wrong if you think it's money;
That only leads to power and greed
So smell the flowers and take the honey!
Maggie-May

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Quotes for Friendship
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Friends are like balloons;
once you let them go, you might not get them
back. Sometimes we get so busy with our own
lives and problems that we may not even notice
that we've let them fly away. Sometimes we are so
caught up in who's right and who's wrong that we
forget what's right and wrong.. Sometimes we just
don't realize what real friendship means until it
is too late. I don't want to let that happen so
I'm going to tie you to my heart so I never lose
you.

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The best vitamin for making friends...... B1.

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My friend is a person
Who's there just when I call
Who knows my every weakness
And accepts me warts and all
Who knows when I am troubled
And not up to my best
Believe me this friend's seen it all
This one's passed the test
The person who can make me laugh
And on whom I can depend
A very special person
That person's YOU my friend

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If you planted hope today
In any hopeless heart
If someone's burden was lighter
Because you did your part
If you made someone laugh out loud
And kept their tears at bay
Then today has been
For you my friend
A very special day

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True friendship, unlike love, always lasts forever.


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A friend in need
Is a friend indeed.

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Treat your friends as you do your pictures, 
and place them in their best light.
Jennie Jerome Churchill 

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A good friend is cheaper than therapy.

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Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship
Dorothy Parker

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One doesn't know, until one is a bit at odds with the world, how
much one's friends who believe in one rather generously, mean to one.
D.H.Lawrence

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Some of the happiest times of my life
Are times you and I spend together.
For deep in my heart I've considered you special-
One of my dearest friends ever...

Time after time I've enjoyed your nice company,
Warmed by the closeness we share,
And when there were days that I needed encouragement, I knew you'd always be there…

Time and again I've been ever so grateful
For having a good friend like you-
A friend for all times, to confide in, to count on,
And treasure a whole lifetime through.

You're a friend
For all times

If you planted hope today
In any hopeless heart
If someone's burden was lighter
Because you did your part
If you made someone laugh out loud
And kept their tears at bay
Then today has been
For you my friend
A very special day

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Because you love me, I have found
New joys that were not mine before;
New stars have lightened up my sky
With glories growing more and more.
Because you love me I can rise
To the height of fame and realms of power;
Because you love me I may learn
The highest use of every hour.
Because you love me I can choose
To look through your dear eyes and see
Beyond the beauty of the Now
Far onward to Eternity.
Because you love me I can wait
With perfect patience well possessed;
Because you love me all my life
Is circled with unquestioned rest;
Yes, even Life and even Death
Is all unquestioned and all blest.

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If I could catch a rainbow
I would do it just for you
And share with you its beauty
On the days you're feeling blue.

If I could build a mountain
You could call your very own
A place to find serenity
A place to be alone.

If I could take your troubles
I would toss them in the sea
But all these things I'm finding
Are impossible for me.

I cannot build a mountain
Or catch a rainbow fair
But let me be what I know best:
A friend that's always there.

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I'm really glad I've got friends
To guide and light the way
With ups and downs thank God I've found
Your friendship true each day
I hope I can someday return
The gift you gave to me
I never dreamed I'd have a friend
Like you have come to be

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In this ever changing world
It's nice to know
That one thing is forever
You'll always be my friend


Submitted by Margaret

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This birthday card is sent today
And I hope it's plain to see
You're a very special person
Who means so much to me
We've been friends for many years
I'm sure you'll agree
We couldn't  have known when we met
Just what friends we'd be
But it happened and I'm grateful
And this card is sent to say
To me you're very special
So enjoy your special day

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When it comes to friends 
There's lots of them about 
But you're the very very best 
Of that, there is no doubt 
Happy Birthday (David)


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Friends like you are hard to find 
There are so many pubs....( shoe shops ) .
..you could be in any one of them! 
Happy Birthday (Dave) (Susie)

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(Dave), my friend, now that you're (40)
Don't start to dye your hair 
Don't think of having face lifts 
And don't change the clothes you wear 
Don't modify your language 
Don't rebel and cause outrage 
Decide to do the decent thing 
Just lie about your age 

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We are as close as two coats of paint

Immeasurable distance that is;

We're nearly twins in thinking alike

In fact we are truly the Biz!

Maggie-May


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You're closer than a sister

Even a bit like my mum;

The way you care and nurture me

So much more than a chum.


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As best friends go

I'd say you're the champ;

For verification of this

On this card I'll stamp.

SIMPLY THE BEST!

Maggie-May


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BESTEST FRIEND !

When I cry you help me out

When I'm happy you hear me shout

When I grin you know I'm really mad

because you are my best friend

You can tell when I'm sad 

You're there in thick and thin

You're my best friend

You hear me out when I want to talk

You help me out when I get mad

You are the bestest friend I've ever had

So hear me out when I say

You're the light in my day

You are the moon in my night

You shine very bright

You are the bestest friend I have

and I miss you



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Friends will come and friends will go, even best friends.

The seasons change and it will show,

I will age and so will you,

But our friendship stays, strong and true.


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Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.


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It began a long time ago

We met at work you see;

But we became the best of friends

Over the years - you and me.


I can't think of anyone more than you

Who deserves love and laughter on this day;

We hope you love your gift

And have a fabulous birthday.

Maggie-May


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I've shared my life with you

Through school and everything;

Our first kiss and lovers tiff

You still are my everything.


The best friend and now lover

That anyone could have;

You've shown the best life spirit

That anyone could ever have.


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We met through a boyfriend

But you became so much more to me;

It would've been great if I'd married him

But you've still been a mum to me.


We both were widows and grandmothers too

So we chatted on a different plane;

We both could talk our problems out

As the kids were driving us insane.


Problems in families have changed

The years have done all that;

But they brought us closer together

Our friendship we excelled at.


Thank You for adopting me when my Mum died!!

You filled a gaping hole;

You became my dearest friend

That I would ever hold!

Maggie-May


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A friend is one who knows us
...but loves us anyway

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As long as there is a post and the telephone is not cut off, so long as we have
things to tell and joys and anxieties to share - we will be friends. Always.

(Marion C. Garretty b. 1917)

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I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.

(Walt Whitman 1819-1892)

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A friend gives hope
When life is low
A friend's a place
Where you can go
A friend is honest
A friend is true
A friend is precious
My friend is you

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Friendship is for young and old
Precious like a pot of gold;
Friendship is a sunny day,
As fresh and sweet as new mown hay;
Friendship comforts in the night
Like a star that's shining bright;
Friendship is a gently thing,
Soft as a dove that's on the wing;
Friendship is a joy to see
And is the bond twix you and me;
Friendship is there for all to find,
The secret saviour of mankind

(Brian Hope Gent)

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I thank you God sincerely for the friends I have today
And all that they have done for me to help me on the way
I thank you that I met them in fellowship and cheer
And that in time of need and stress they always have been near
I thank you for my faithfull friends in places near and far
Whose kindly deeds have made my days as
fruitful as they are
Whose happy songs have done so much to make my dreams come true
And who, by their example, Lord, have drawn me close to you.

(Anon.)

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I want to be happy 
But I can't be happy
Till I make you happy too

(popular song)

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Friendship is a ship big enough to carry 2 in fair weather,
but only 1 in foul
In some cases that's true
Ambrose Bierce who wrote that
Can't have had a friend like you

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A friend should be radical He should love you when you're unlovable Hug you when you're unhuggable And bear you when you're unbearable.A friend should be fanatical He should cheer when the whole world boos Dance when you get good news And cry when you cry too.But most of all, a friend should be mathematical He should multiply the joy, divide the sorrow Subtract the past and add to tomorrow Calculate the need deep in your heart And always be bigger than the sum of all their parts.

(Anon)

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The S.S. Friendship sails the sea
Of  life and hopes to steer
A steady course, where there may be
Horizons bright and clear.
It's always keen to have on board
A willing entourage
Aware of storms, but can afford
To shout, "Bon Voyage"

(J.M. Robertson)

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Good friends never say goodbye - they simply say "see you soon"

(Caroline)

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Friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have
trouble remembering how to fly

(Pat)

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Angels have wings
Those without are friends
.....Like you

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I have a list of folk I know all written in a book
And every year at Christmas time I go and take a look
And that is when I realise that these names are a part
Not of the book they're written in, but of my very heart.

Every year when Christmas comes I realise anew
The biggest gift life can give is knowing folk like you
May the Spirit of Christmas that forever endures
Leave its rich blessings in the hearts of you and yours.

(Anon)


It only takes a minute

For friendship to begin;

I didn't know at first

I thought it was the gin.


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Short and sweet comes to mind

When I think of you;

That's a joke at six foot tall

What a pair we two.


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Little and large made lots

Eric and Ernie didn't do bad;

Now Ant and Dec are at it

We should be too Dad!!


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It's only when we're together
That our souls become as one;
We finish each others sentences
So we're not out done.

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I've made the longest short poem
Of them all just for you;
Just because I could and
You hadn't thought of it had you?

My friend you're like Friar Tuck
I'll be the man in the hood;
As I've got more charisma
What's more you haven't understood.

Our friendship goes more than deep
We are the inseparable pair;
We won't go anywhere without each other
Our parents do despair!!

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Short Verses are not easy
As when I think of you;
Multitudes flood my mind
Not drowning is all I can do.

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Smiling is infectious,
You catch it like the flu.
When my friend smiled at me today,
I started smiling too. 


I passed around the corner,
And someone saw my grin.
When he smiled I realized.
I’d passed it on to him! 


I thought about that smile,
Then I realized it's worth.
A single smile just like mine,
Could travel round the Earth!

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Science has proved that sugar melts in water,
so please don't walk in the rain,
otherwise I may lose a sweet friend like you.

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When I go up you go down
We're never quite the same;
It's just like that somehow
Very much like a game.

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Friendship is forever
Looked after well enough;
So keep fed and watered
We won't land in the rough.