Old Friends

Old Friends

A Poem by Tate Morgan

To have a warm and a faithful friend who cheers in an adverse hour Is the gift you never wish offend to inherit life's great dower


Daughter Aris and friends

Old friends are the best of treasures

they say the kindest things of us

Amidst rebuke they bring pleasures

our deepest thoughts they will discuss


We look to them for a gracious tongue

they guard dear our own dignity

Upon shoulders hopes and fears hung

that boost our own ability


To have a warm and faithful friend

who cheers in the adverse hour

Is that you never wish offend

to inherit life's great dower


To some I think I am a pain

but most my friends don't seem to mind

They know it is because I am vain

though to them I am always kind


We all have little faults it seems

may they not be large in measure

My friends are those which make the dreams

not a struggle but a pleasure


© 2014 Tate Morgan

Author's Note

Tate Morgan
I have always been exceptionally grateful for the few friends I could count on one hand.They are the ones that renew my faith and give my life dignity. The picture is of my daughter and two friends.Two with whom she is still friends. She is in her 4th year of college with Emily her room mate pictured in the back.

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Love the poem tate Keep up the great work i can't wait to read more

Posted 6 Years Ago

Find those true friends to make you laugh and cry despite the trials! Good food for thought!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

7 Years Ago

thank you just an old write that i remembered

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is so true Tate. I have had friends that have made me the person I am today. But I have friends that I've had to cut loose because they were not good for me. But I do cherish a lot of my friends now because they have been there for me when I most needed them, those are the ones the are near and close to my heart. :)
Love it!

Posted 9 Years Ago

A very lovely poem Tate, and I am sure your daughter loves this too. There are no better ways of life without true friends- those who you can truly depend on to be there for you no matter what.

Posted 9 Years Ago

A beautiful and thought provoking poem. The rhyme and rhythm flow smoothly with wonderful imagery and delivery all the way through. A great poem about the importance of friends, especially old friends, with memories of great and fun loving times!


Posted 9 Years Ago

Blessed are the ones who can claim to have good and old friends! It is so simple to have good friends, and yet, the world around us seems to lack this spirit of friendship which you describe so well in these verses. Thank you for reminding us to appreciate the valuable friends we have in life!

Posted 9 Years Ago

I don't have many real friends, but the ones I do have, I cherish. This was a lovely tribute to those irreplaceable people in our lives. Beautiful write.

Posted 10 Years Ago

I loved it! A great ode to friends and friendship! Love your style of writing!

Posted 10 Years Ago

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what a sentimental journey into the world of meaningful relationship.. to be treasued

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on March 19, 2011
Last Updated on November 6, 2014
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Tate Morgan

Marion , OH

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