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'Tha Care and Maintenance of Friendships'



Well-known member
Apr 23, 2010
goodness knows!
An interesting piece here on how to keep a friend when you have one...

The Care and Maintenance of Friendship | Psych Central

A Friend Most True
© Wendy Hinson 04.03.99

I need to know if you’re my true friend,
will you be by my side until the end?
Can I tell you my secrets deep,
and trust them in your heart you’ll keep?
We are neither of us without our flaws,
can you accept mine as I will yours?
I’ll be a shoulder to cry on when you’re blue,
will you be there for me when I need you?
No matter how busy I will make time for you,
if you are busy will you make time for me too?
I will take your hand and comfort your tears,
will you hold me and soothe my fears?
I will give you joy and many warm smiles,
can we share that even across many miles?
I will not forget what’s important to you,
will you remember what’s important to me too?
With you my most favourite things I’ll share,
If only I know do you truly care?
If you can accept me as I do you,
then I will know you are a friend most true.
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Oct 13, 2011
I liked reading the link and I love that poem!


I found friendship to be unattainable when living life through a broken mind.

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