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 🧡🧡

            • LittleGift

              Finding that close friend can be your saviour for sure. My oldest closest living friend who I have known since I was 16 has stood by me so many times even pushed me about in a wheelchair when i was in hospital, and in so many other ways I won’t detail here but there is nothing she wouldn’t do for me. And this week she has needed that same care as she has lost her baby and this morning she called to tell me how she values what we have and thanks for being their and understanding her. I have let her scream and shout and get it out. She tried to say sorry and I told her nope. No reason to say sorry at all. And that I love her. Your poem just hit a nerve for me. One that put a tear in my eyes. Friendship is truly priceless. Thanks both of you for the lovely words ❤️

              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                THANKS FRIEND : We write our Poems in collaboration and from our HEARTS ! It always pleases us when a Poem strikes a readers Heart : especially when it is one of our special MPS FRIENDS ! Your Poem highlights : that just as our Friends are there for us in a time of need so : in return: we can be there for them: AMEN Our thoughts are with you & your Friend in her hour of great loss :
                ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡 🧡

                • LittleGift

                  Thank you lovelies ❤️

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