Treasure Island

Katherine Sessor

(March 14,1990 / Virginia)

A Real Friend


A real friend would forgive
If I did something wrong
A real friend will lend a hand
Whenever I'm not strong

A real friend would listen
If I tried to speak
A real friend will accept
Whether I am strong or weak

A real friend would care
If I ever fell ill
A real friend will know
How I really feel

A real friend would always be there
If I need them by my side
A real friend will remember me
Long after I have died

A real friend would be forever
If I even moved away
A real friend will never truly leave
In each other's hearts we shall always stay

Submitted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, May 06, 2008

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  • Kiesha Smith (5/11/2010 11:46:00 AM)

    Hey Katherine I love this poem a lot. I thought that I had a friend, a best friend at that, but it turned out that she didn't want to be my friend no more for no apparent reason. This poem brought some light to my situation concerning this person. This is a great poem. You are a great poet for your age, I'm 19 years old myself and I'll be 20 years old in September. Keep writing, you're awesome! (Report) Reply

  • Rob Bishop (5/4/2009 12:41:00 PM)

    Awesome... Friends like you describe are hard to find...
    this totally deserves to be in the top 500! (high 5) (Report) Reply

  • Tulsi Hanumanthu (12/23/2008 5:34:00 AM)

    How well you have brought out, in this poem, the essence of 'A friend in need is a friend in deed'. One who reads this poem without a clue to your age, would hardly imagine this lovely poem has been penned, in fact, by a TEENAGER! May you move from strength to strength! (Report) Reply

  • Keith Foley (7/31/2008 1:50:00 PM)

    Sweet, well written. Enjoyable read. Will read your others. Your past your age in ability (seems to me anyway) . Keep writing! (Report) Reply

  • Ron Flowers (6/16/2008 4:09:00 PM)

    Katherine, this is a real good poem, very well written and you have obviously put a lot of thought into it.

    Ron (Report) Reply

  • Greenwolfe 1962 (5/24/2008 1:05:00 AM)

    This reminds me of my own poem. It is the first poem on my list called 'A Friend'.
    I like the rhyme and it pleases me to respond that the rhythm is well done.

    GW62 (Report) Reply

  • Paul Hansford (5/7/2008 3:09:00 AM)

    Another heartfelt poem, and once again a well-crafted one. You understand how emotion can be expressed in a controlled way, and how that can be much more effective than an uncontrolled outpouring, however sincere it might be. Your rhymes are never forced, but flow naturally - another gift that is all too uncommon on this site. An excellent piece. (Report) Reply

  • James Foulk (5/6/2008 3:51:00 PM)

    Katherine this was a very well penned piece of work. and very well said. real true friends are hard to find. (Report) Reply

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