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