Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Friend (Poetry)




A friend is a person that you can trust with your very life.
A friend is a person who is always there for you through thick and thin
And who is not afraid to tell you the real score about you.
A friend is a person who has a ready shoulder to cry on.

A friend knows when to shut up when you just need a listening ear to hear your frustrations and woes in life
And the wisdom to speak when you are desperate for guidance and light.
A friend is a person who will give you his undivided time and attention when others have no time for you at all.
A friend is a person who shares in your laughter and joy and commiserate with your sorrows and pains.
A true friend is harder to find than a needle in a haystack. So when you find one, treasure him like a rare diamond in a jewel box.

You've Got A friend - James Taylor - 1971 (USA)



You Got A Friend - Carole King, Celine Dion, Shanaia Twain and Gloria Estefan


Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla

Poetry/Inspirational

26 comments:

Sam said...

This is a great poem about friendship. Friends are indeed treasures whom you can rely on and also accept you for what you are. I have many friends and acquaintances. I'm thankful that I manage to keep a few true friends who stick with me through thick and thin. Thanks for the post. God bless and take care.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sam,
You are very fortunate to have many good and trusted friends. They are your hidden treasures. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Lon said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem!!!

Jesus Christ has become my best friend!!!

God Bless you, and everyone!!!

Lon

covnitkepr1 said...

We indeed have a friend...His name is Jesus. We must let the world know.

I have added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit my blog and become a follower also.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Covnitkepr1,
Yes, we are all friends of Jesus. Thanks for following my blog. I will do likewise to yours. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Lon,
Yes, Jesus is our Best Friend Forever. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

chubskulit said...

Love this four ladies esp. Celine Dion.. She's my all time favorite singer!

Dhemz said...

awwwww...I like the topic kuyaMel...what a wonderful poem...thanks for sharing!

a quick visit here before going to bed...sensya na po at ngayon lang ulit nakadalaw...been pretty busy lately kasi...we are going to move after thanksgiving...busy again packing our stuff.

enjoy your weekend po.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Rose,
I think these 4 ladies are the best of friends that is why they agreed to hold a concert and sang You Got A Friend. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Jona said...

love the first pic of 3 friends from different races. no man is an island :D


Heartifying!

Cacai M. said...

OMG! I so like this "you've got a friend".. I'll be back Kuya Mel to play this song again and again. If gusto ko pa talaga, I'll get the link. This is good when in low moment too.. reminiscing or remembering. :)

kim said...

besides my three close childhood friends, my best friend in the world is my sister Liz of This is My Life. She is one of the blessings that I always thank the Lord for..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Cacai M,
Both versions are beautiful although the version of Carole King, Celine Dion, Shanaia Twain and Gloria Estefan was done just recently. It is a song that was a monster hit since the 70s. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Kalilipat nyo lang dyan eh lilipat na naman kayo? Wow, you're really busy these days. Bakit kayo lilipat? Na transfer na naman ba ang hubby mo? Palagay ko yung ibang gamit ninyo ay naka pack pa, lol. Anyway, more power sa new transfer ninyo. Saan naman ba ito? Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

A Walk Through Life said...

That's a beautiful poem about friendship brother mel. I also love the song You've Got A Friend. Indeed, it's nice to have real friends who will stand by you through thick and thin.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Jona,
Yes, we can choose our friends not based on their outside appearances but on the condition of their hearts. God looks at the heart too. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kim,
Yes, your sister Liz is your best friend forever. It's great to see sisters loving and enjoying each other's company without any sign of sibling rivalry. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Meretrisha,
Yes, friends are our hidden treasures in life whom we can depend through thick or thin. I hope you have many such friends. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

I love that song you've got a friend. This is very inspiring Sir Mel. i remember all my friends. Well friends they come and go but they left footprints in our heart. I woun't forget all my friends and I wish someday we get to see them again. Im glad to be your online friend too Sir mel.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
I am also honored to be your online friend Shy. I also love that song. I used to sing it in videoke, lol. Great to remember your friends from way back when. They become sources of joy in times of depression. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Clarissa said...

Aww..Na-miss ko kaagad ang mga kabarkada ko way back sa Pinas--it's been awhile we haven't seen each other.I might give them a call--thank you for posting this,Sir Mel.

Greetings from Japan!Thank you for dropping by atKizuna and for the birthday greetings.I really appreciate it po^_^

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Clarissa,
Your online friends speak so highly of you. Yes, it's great to remember your dear friends you left behind in the Philippines. They were part of your previous life in the Philippines. I hope and pray for your success and happiness in the Land of the Rising Sun. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Kathy said...

Very nice kuya Mel. It really describes the virtues of a true friend. It's better to have one true friend than a thousand who are fake... Thanks for the post..

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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kathy,
Yes, it is worst to have many friends who are fake. It's just like having a crook as a friend. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Cole said...

All is very well said here about how should be a friend sir Mel. Very heart warming post. Thank you for being a good friend to me too.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Mel Cole,
Yes, all my faithful readers and commenters are my friends and I pray for them and love them dearly. I appreciate it so much that you consider me your friend. It is different on my personal level since I hardly circulate anymore because of my weakened conditions. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

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