We all love to have a FRIEND 

One on whom we can depend

W e also need to have a CHUM

Who sticks with us ~ when were glum

When things get rough we need a MATE

Who's always waitin' at the gate !

We also need a CONFIDANT

When all around us "rave & rant"

If you plan to hike Grand Canyon

Don't go alone !  Take a COMPANION   

At Work ~ when fings ain't goin' great

What you need's ~ an ASSOCIATE !

When Love goes wrong ~ You lost your Gal

Shoulder to cry on ? That's when you need a PAL



THANKS for visit ~ comments please ~ Love A & B 🧡🧡🧡 


The words in CAPITALS IN each couplet ~ FRIEND - CHUM 


all SYNONYMS of the word FRIEND ~ with a very slight

difference of  meaning !  Synonym Poems in Rhyming

Couplets are fun ~ Try one yourself !  ANGELA & BRIAN.




  • Goldfinch60

    Good synonyms A and B. True friends are so important in our lives.


      Thanks UNCLE ANDY : Synonyms of a word like FRIEND do have slightly different meaning ! English is a very rich language and a good knowledge of synonyms is always useful to a Poet for rhyme & meter ! We all need Friends for all sorts of reasons. My MUM always taught me "To have a FRIEND : You must be a FRIEND !"
      Blessings & Love to you BOTH :
      Angela & Brian 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

    • Michael Edwards

      Great sentiments but the answer to friendship and an end to loneliness lies in our own hands. On retirement both my wife and I went out of way to join various groups and interact with others - you only get out of life what you put in. We both have a large circle of friends and are never short of something to do - tonight I have arranged for a group of 7 of us to go to a restaurant where there is a show between courses - last night I was at a committee meeting - the night before we went to the theatre with other friends. I fail to understand those who sit at home and complain about loneliness.

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        VERY TRUE UNCLE MIKE : Your comment underlines our MANTRA "To have Friends you must be Friendly". You Retirement activities are a blueprint to combat loneliness are excellent. Good Retirement Homes have a good social programme ! Brian & I are extroverts and in our chosen professions we have to be Positive Thinkers and good communicators : so I guess when we retire (2050 ?) we will follow your example ! There are genuine shut-in who are lonely but there are also many who won't get off BUTT ! As a PHYSIO I always proscribe "ACTIVITY" for my retired Clients ~ AMEN Thanks for sharing :
        Blessings with Love
        ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡🧡🧡🧡

      • orchidee

        A good write A&B.

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          Thanks UNCLE STEVE : Pleased you enjoyed it !
          Blessings with Love :
          ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡🧡🧡🧡

        • Fay Slimm.

          Nothing like friends and we can create them if we go out of our way to find folk we relate to. Good points made here A&B

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            THANKS FAY ~ My Folks moved round quite a lot so I had to make a new set of LOCAL FRIENDS in every new County and learn the foibles of the County. I found Essex Boys quite friendly but Essex Girls are something else ~ all White Handbags & Stilettos. Angela had a Spanish Heritage (which I love) and was raised in London @ A private International School & London University ! I like Girls who are both Educated & Cosmopolitan ~ We were Friends before we were an ITEM ! As My Mum says you have to BE a Friend to HAVE a Friend ~ AMEN. Pleased you enjoyed the Presentation ~
            BLESSINGS & LOVE ~
            BRIAN & ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡

          • BlackCat

            I love this poem. It's always good to have friends that care and who'll be there for you and that you can be there for.

            • ANGELA & BRIAN

              THANKS BC : PLEASED IT STRUCK A CHORD WITH YOU. For Me (especially as I am in New Zealand with my Best Friend RUTH) life without Friends would be unbearable ! My BEST MALE FRIEND is of course my Fiancee BRIAN ! Even though we are 11,500 miles apart : when he comes on SKYPE its like he's by my side ! We are also 13 hours apart so its already SATURDAY here 7:30 am and I am up early catching up on MPS !
              Blessings & Love through Poetry :
              ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡🧡

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