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A True Friend

March 10, 2010
By thewriteidea DIAMOND, Pleasanton, California
thewriteidea DIAMOND, Pleasanton, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry that it's over, smile because it has happened."

A true friend
Is a bird
Sitting on her nest.
Never leaving,
Always watching,
Forever caring.

A true friend
Is a piece of glass
Sometimes broken,
But can always be
Put back together.

A true friend
Is a slide.
The ride down is a blast.
All you have to do
Is climb up the steps
And you can do it again.

A true friend
Is the sun
Lying beneath the horizon
However not permanent,
Always comes back for you
When needed.

A true friend
Is a heart.

A true friend
Is a song.
Begins slow and dramatic
Intensity increases
Meaning forever.
But a true friend’s song
Never ends.

A true friend
Is many things.
A true friend
Is you.

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This article has 8 comments.

jobros4evr said...
on May. 24 2010 at 5:54 pm
you know what they say...it takes a true friend to understand what a true friend is. or something like that...haha! great job on this!

on May. 24 2010 at 5:53 pm
beautifully written!

disneyfreak said...
on May. 24 2010 at 5:52 pm
i love the metaphors you use in this. theyre so powerful and true! they really describe a true friend

on Apr. 16 2010 at 12:50 pm
xxificouldfallxx PLATINUM, Southampton, Pennsylvania
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aww this is cute and so true :333 I loveey it :DD

jill456 said...
on Apr. 12 2010 at 10:32 pm
in this poem you have really captured what it means to be a true friend. my favorite stanza is the one about the song. great job!

on Apr. 11 2010 at 2:41 am
Sarita15 BRONZE, San Jose, California
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Favorite Quote:
Anyone perfect must be lying / Anything easy has its costs / Anyone plain can be lovely / Anyone loved can be lost

I'm in love with this!  The metaphors are excellent, and I agree wholeheartedly with them. 

This poem also has a really good flow to it :)

Jan-o Wizard said...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 7:20 pm

This is one of my favorite poems you've ever written. It flows with absolutely brilliant metaphors.

I loved how you likened a friend to a slide! Ha ha, I could feel the childlike glee. But then you moved to the sun and a song, I felt a warm peacefulness.

I could easily see myself printing this out and putting it up on my wall to read again and again. Wonderful job!

poohbear777 said...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 12:29 pm
Simply beautiful!