4 Short
Inspirational Friendship Poems


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I've written a few short inspirational friendship poems.

This first one is quite special.

It is the first poem I wrote for this website, and it had been years in the making.

You could say I "cut my teeth" on this one! It took about 4 hours and a lot of scratch paper over 2 days to write and re-write this poem.

(With practice, it is now much easier to write and edit poems.)



More than the gifts they give to us and the things they do for us, we should appreciate our friends and benefactors for who they are, the kindness they show, and the blessings they bring.

As the years pass, we realize how many of our friends have been faithful all these years, even from a long distance.

Appreciate the friends in your life. Thank them with a poem.


1. To a Long-Time Friend

     by Paul Berchtold, April, 2010

You're in my thoughts and prayers today,
     A bright warm ray of sun.
Where to begin, how do I thank you,
     For all you've said and done?

You've been there through thick and thin,
     On happy days, and some with tears,
Kind words, and gifts, and helping hands,
     In many ways, for many years.

Today I'm thinking it's so much more
     Than what you give and what you send,
Thank you ... thank you for who you are,
     My very special friend.

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             Poems by Paul Berchtold
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You are welcome to use and share this poem, provided you follow the Poem Terms and Conditions.

Some people are very much touched with a poem, even to tears. Read how a simple thank you card touched a janitor so much she had to leave work early, and saved a company from having to train a new one, in the story about a janitor.


When You Have the Greatest Friendship

How can we repay a friend that's a real, true, and ever-faithful friend like God?

In the Psalms, David prays, "What do I render to the Lord for all He has given me. I will take the chalice of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord. (Psalm 116:12-13)

Basically, it takes a God to thank a God.

Here's a short one-verse thank you poem I wrote on this theme:


3. What You Mean to Me

     by Paul Berchtold, April, 2010

      A million cards
couldn't thank you enough,
      A million in gold
couldn't reward you enough,
      A million prayers
couldn't bless you enough,
      You're my friend.
That's more than enough.

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             Poems by Paul Berchtold
      © Copyright - All rights reserved.
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You are welcome to use and share this poem, provided you follow the Poem Terms and Conditions.


An Inspirational Friendship Poem

My poems don't always fit perfectly, that's why you can adapt them a bit. But your words don't have to be perfect. True friends speak more with the heart, because it's the thought that counts.

It's nice to get to know someone so well over time, you really understand what they're saying.

I hope my efforts inspire you. And then help you inspire others, especially your friends.

Do you have no friends? Do the friends you have let you down?

Remember, the best friend you could ever have is God. His son was a friend to the friendless.

Here's a poem wishing our friendship to last all through this life and - forever into eternity - in Heaven.


154. Who Would Have Thought?

     by Paul Berchtold, June, 2011

Who would have thought when we first found,
Our hearts would meet on common ground,
That there would grow and even leap,
What runs between us - friendship deep.

It blossomed in the sun and rain,
Through joy and tears and even pain,
Especially when the climb is steep,
We pray God bless - our friendship deep.

God ever watch our union grow,
From it's first start on earth below,
All the way home to heaven's keep,
Where there is truly - friendship deep.

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             Poems by Paul Berchtold
      © Copyright - All rights reserved.
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You are welcome to use and share this poem, provided you follow the Poem Terms and Conditions.


Short Poem for Long Distance Friends

How do we stay in touch with our friends, especially if they are at a long distance?

We ought to cherish each one of our friends. No money can buy a true friend. A person without a friend can be very lonely indeed.

We ought to keep our friendship strong, alive, and well. Like any relationship, it must be cherished, fostered, and nurtured.

First and always, we can pray for our friends,

Then we can call, email, or send a card to encourage, inspire, and show appreciation for our friends.


6. For Ever

     by Paul Berchtold, June 2010

You and me, we keep our smiles,
We love, we ache, in thick and thin,
We come, we go, even out by miles,
Because we're always ... in.

Rich and healthy, or sick and poor,
Our hearts our love keep sending,
With us we're tied by so much more,
Because we're friends unending.

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             Poems by Paul Berchtold
      © Copyright - All rights reserved.
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You are welcome to use and share this poem, provided you follow the Poem Terms and Conditions.


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