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A True Friend
by H. Lena Jones

Monday, May 14, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A true friend is a rare breed of person with a whole lot of courage. He/she will risk friendship for honesty.



There is a difference

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And a true friend

The ordinary friend will tell you

What you want to hear

The true friend will tell you truths

You need to hear

Words from the ordinary friend

Will boost your ego

Words from the true friend

Will sometimes hurt the ego

For the words are indeed the truths

You need to hear, but don’t want to accept

Yes, a true friend will risk

Friendship for honesty

For their intent is not based on

Deceit, jealousy, or maliciousness

But on genuine love and desire

To be the best friend you can ever have

Telling you truths you need to know!


Being a true friend

Takes a whole lot of courage!


Consider yourself blessed

If you can count your true friends

On one hand!


“Iron sharpeneth iron, so a man sharpeneth

the countenance of his friend…” (Proverbs 27:17KJV)


“A friend loveth at all times…” (Proverbs 27:17KJV)


“…and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother…”

(Proverbs 18:24bKJV)






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Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 5/23/2007
Friendship does bear responsibility.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 5/15/2007
It takes a big person to be a true friend, and even a bigger person to hear the truth and still consider that friend a true friend! Great write, full of wisdom!
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/14/2007
This is so extraordinarily good! Yes, there is a difference between and ordinary friend and a true fried. Enjoyed this.

Be safe,
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 5/14/2007
The truth again my friend
Reviewed by J M 5/14/2007
Sister Lena my first True friend finger #1 JESUS, You have a finger too this is full of wisdom and lessons for us on relationships and true friends. Blessings Lots of Love & Respect,
Reviewed by richard cederberg 5/14/2007
I would imagine that all friends start out ordinary, and after a bond of trust, and consistency, has been established, the trueness of what develops depends on how it's nurtured.

Finding a "true" friend in this life is a miracle.

Light and Wisdom ...
Reviewed by Laura Mayer 5/14/2007
Well said Lena, a great write, and truthful!
Hugs, Laura
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 5/14/2007
This is a true message...I sure enjoyed each line! It instantly caught this readers eye and each line was filled with truth.
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 5/14/2007
Great poem and wisdom and wonderfully written.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/14/2007

Beautifully penned lessons in inspiring verse: well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels 5/14/2007
This was true indeed a sparkling vibrant perice of work!!!!!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/14/2007
Great write with a good message within its verses; very well done, Lena! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

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