Patricia Grantham

Gold Star - 5,737 Points (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

A Faithful Friend - Poem by Patricia Grantham

How many of you can find a faithful friend?
That will stick close by you unto the very end
When trouble comes they will never forsake
Always ready to give more than they will take

A friend like that is so very hard to find
One you can count on to talk and unwind
Someone that's concerned about how you feel
Cares for you deeply with a love that's real

A friend when in need is a friend indeed
Show yourself friendly by sowing the seed
How sweet are the words spoken between friends
Just like a balm that heals or a needle that mends

A friend that sticks closer than any brother
Very trustworthy and not the same as another
You can count on them to answer when you call
There to help you when your back is to the wall

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship

Comments about A Faithful Friend by Patricia Grantham

  • Silver Star - 4,117 Points Tanya Stewart-boateng (8/31/2015 2:09:00 PM)

    This a lovely poem. I quite enjoyed the precision of it. Very well crafted. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 22,005 Points Melvina Germain (8/13/2015 1:51:00 AM)

    Love your poem Patricia, I was extremely Blessed to have such friends, two have already passed on and I have one left that I know I can count on in a heartbeat. I've heard it said, if you have one in a lifetime you are Blessed so I'm saying I'm extremely Blessed. I love the flow of this poem as well Patricia..... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,382 Points Joseph Dela Sulh (losembe) (7/27/2015 3:43:00 AM)

    wow. Excellent poem. I am mouth-watered (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 20,512 Points Daniel Brick (6/10/2015 11:21:00 AM)

    You refer twice to conversation between friends: the first refers to ordinary talk that has the added virtue of helping both friends to unwind - Do we ever need that in the mad race of life! The second reference in put in ideal poetic language - HOW SWEET IT IS TO TALK TO A FRIEND. The adjective SWEET is so well chosen because it emphasizes the sheer joy of such talk is the friend's presence, the topic can be anything. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,241 Points Allotey Abossey (5/20/2015 2:16:00 AM)

    The test of friendship is when your back is to the wall... Very true.. God bless you (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,816 Points Ramesh Rai (4/25/2015 3:46:00 AM)

    Friendship is indeed a beautiful gift. But it is very rare to get a faithful friend. Beautiful words stirred the composition. Thanks for sharing. Regards. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,379 Points Paul Sebastian (4/11/2015 11:52:00 PM)

    Great poem on faithfulness. Friendship is a river that can be deep and wide, but constantly flowing with love. I like your last stanza:

    A friend that sticks closer than any brother
    Very trustworthy and not the same as another
    You can count on them to answer when you call
    There to help you when your back is to the wall (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 27 Points Lawrence H (4/4/2015 11:20:00 AM)

    sincere friends hard to find. if we are sincere in what we do for other people we may have many friends. But today, we surround by materialistic goods and money. With money we can have plentiful Faked friends. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,927 Points Damian Murphy (3/14/2015 3:13:00 PM)

    real friends are indeed a treasure. a lovely verse (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 337 Points Dee Corpolongo (1/18/2015 8:17:00 PM)

    This is an amazing poem and all the words hold so true......truly great friends are so few.......
    Thank you for such genuine feelings expressed.....and for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 50,465 Points Chinedu Dike (1/1/2015 3:05:00 PM)

    Exquisite! Lovely! Superb! ... The rhyme scheme is beautiful. Anyone who is lucky to find such a friend is blessed with a rare gem. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 28,812 Points Kim Barney (12/6/2014 6:09:00 PM)

    Faithful friends are indeed priceless. No matter what happens they stick with you. Very well written. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,321 Points Rajnish Manga (12/6/2014 1:01:00 PM)

    Through this poem, you have drawn an honest portrait of a true friend who is universal in its nature and appeal. Congratulations for the today's distinction. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,588 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (12/6/2014 6:08:00 AM)

    Congratulations on your poem chosen as poem of the day. A beautiful poem about friends that is worth the mention. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,468 Points Lyn Paul (12/6/2014 3:48:00 AM)

    Wonderful Words Patricia. True friends are Diamonds. When troubles arise you realise just who your true friends are.
    Congratulations and I wish you a Fabulous Festive Season Too. x (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,005 Points Amitava Sur (12/6/2014 1:19:00 AM)

    Hi - Dear Patricia, congratulation for rightly being honored for a poem which I appreciated on the same day but 10 months back.... Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,822 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (12/6/2014 12:27:00 AM)

    beautiful poem friendship and congrats to you (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,782 Points Pintu Mahakul (10/23/2014 9:13:00 AM)

    Excellent poem on friendship. Truly said that finding a faithful friend is difficult. But rarely we get such a friend. Outstanding poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 244 Points Rick Adriolo (10/17/2014 9:37:00 AM)

    A friend that lasts a lifetime true good and bad can be hard to find.. A very good poem and if you have a friend like that you can praise yourself lucky! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,451 Points Neela Nath Das (9/17/2014 9:39:00 PM)

    A lovely poem.You deserve this. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 20, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, June 29, 2015

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