How many friends have you?

How many friends have you?

Author unknown.

The old man turned to me and asked,
“How many friends have you?”
” 10 or 20 friends have I,”
And named off just a few.

He rose quite slow with effort,
And sadly shook his head,
“A lucky child you are,
To have so many friends,” he said.

But think of what you’re saying,
There is so much you do not know,
A friend is just not someone,
To whom you say “Hello.”

A friend is a tender shoulder,
On which to softly cry,
A well to pour your troubles down,
And raise your spirits high.

A friend is a hand to pull you up,
From darkness and despair,
When all your other “so called” friends,
Have helped to put you there.

A true friend is an ally,
Who can’t be moved or bought,
A voice to keep your name alive,
When others have forgot.

But most of all a friend is a heart,
A strong and sturdy wall,
For from the hearts of friends,
There comes the greatest love of all!

So think of what I’ve spoken,
For every word is true,
And answer once again my child,
How many friends have you?

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5 Responses to How many friends have you?

  1. Kim says:

    A very true and thought provoking post. How true it is.


    very nice post from my frnd but i really miss nikki while reading the post

  3. angel says:

    very true.. nice poem.. 🙂

  4. Deepak says:

    I really loved it.. I could so much relate to my friends..! Thanks for the nice post!

  5. Reema says:

    lovely poem!

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