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If You Had A Friend - Poem by Robert William Service

If you had a friend strong, simple, true,
Who knew your faults and who understood;
Who believed in the very best of you,
And who cared for you as a father would;
Who would stick by you to the very end,
Who would smile however the world might frown:
I'm sure you would try to please your friend,
You never would think to throw him down.

And supposing your friend was high and great,
And he lived in a palace rich and tall,
And sat like a King in shining state,
And his praise was loud on the lips of all;
Well then, when he turned to you alone,
And he singled you out from all the crowd,
And he called you up to his golden throne,
Oh, wouldn't you just be jolly proud?

If you had a friend like this, I say,
So sweet and tender, so strong and true,
You'd try to please him in every way,
You'd live at your bravest -- now, wouldn't you?
His worth would shine in the words you penned;
You'd shout his praises . . . yet now it's odd!
You tell me you haven't got such a friend;
You haven't? I wonder . . . What of God?


Comments about If You Had A Friend by Robert William Service

  • Rookie Mike (11/27/2006 1:56:00 PM)

    I like this poem a lot. It talks a lot about friendship and how a friend should be. This author Robert W. Service is a great poet and this poem that he made had a very nice theme of friend. It defines a lot about what is friendship. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Friend

  1. 1. What Makes A Friend? , Ashley Olson
  2. 2. A Bottle And Friend , Robert Burns
  3. 3. A Shady Friend For Torrid Days , Emily Dickinson
  4. 4. My Friend, The Parking Lot Attendant , Charles Bukowski
  5. 5. A Prison Gets To Be A Friend , Emily Dickinson
  6. 6. Thinking Of A Friend At Night , Hermann Hesse
  7. 7. A True Friend , Brandi Young
  8. 8. The Friend , Marge Piercy
  9. 9. To A Friend , Amy Lowell
  10. 10. A Confession To A Friend In Trouble , Thomas Hardy
  11. 11. Your Catfish Friend , Richard Brautigan
  12. 12. Friend , Rabindranath Tagore
  13. 13. Taking Leave Of A Friend , Ezra Pound
  14. 14. Taking Leave Of A Friend , Li Po
  15. 15. The Best Friend , William Henry Davies
  16. 16. To A Friend , William Carlos Williams
  17. 17. My Friend , Rabindranath Tagore
  18. 18. To A Friend Who Sent Me Some Roses , John Keats
  19. 19. My Friend Mary , Ernestine Northover
  20. 20. You Smile Upon Your Friend To-Day , Alfred Edward Housman
  21. 21. Farewell My Friend , Sylvia Chidi
  22. 22. Mock Panegyric On A Young Friend , Jane Austen
  23. 23. Sonnets 01: We Talk Of Taxes, And I Call.. , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  24. 24. To A Friend Concerning Several Ladies , William Carlos Williams
  25. 25. To A Friend , Matthew Arnold
  26. 26. Who Is Your Best Friend? , Julius Babarinsa
  27. 27. A Dead Friend , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  28. 28. A Friend In Need, A Friend Indeed , Meggie Gultiano
  29. 29. To A Friend Going Blind , Jorie Graham
  30. 30. A Best Friend , James Ruka
  31. 31. My Most Distinguished Guest And Learned .. , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  32. 32. Fear Not, Dear Friend, But Freely Live Y.. , Robert Louis Stevenson
  33. 33. To A Republican Friend , Matthew Arnold
  34. 34. Last Words To A Dumb Friend , Thomas Hardy
  35. 35. My Imaginary Friend (Children) , C.J. Heck
  36. 36. Friend And Foe , Friedrich Schiller
  37. 37. To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing , William Butler Yeats
  38. 38. The Lost Friend , Amy Levy
  39. 39. The Death Of A Friend , John W. Litteral
  40. 40. A Friend Sends Her Perfumed Carriage , Li Ching Chao
  41. 41. If You Had A Friend , Robert William Service
  42. 42. My Friend, My Friend , Anne Sexton
  43. 43. A Departed Friend , Julia Ann Moore
  44. 44. A Poem For A True Friend, My Friend , the poet
  45. 45. I Should Not Dare To Leave My Friend , Emily Dickinson
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  47. 47. The Lover Pleads With His Friend For Old.. , William Butler Yeats
  48. 48. - My Rock Steady Childhood Friend , Ronberge (anno primo)
  49. 49. A Friend Is..... , Herbert Nehrlich
  50. 50. A Blind Friend , David Darbyshire
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