The older we get, the more we appreciate a good friend.
Think back to your days at school or playgroup, where squabbles or fights and “I’m playing with her now!” used to be the norm.
Haha! (Thank goodness those days are over…)
True friendship is hard to find, actually – perhaps, like me, you’ve had a special friend only to have them up and leave, delete your number and never call again (happened once I’d had babies, FYI.)
If so, take heart and know that it’s not about you – it’s them and their issues.
But let’s close that old story now, and move on to some sweet poems.
Here in this post are some of my own handwritten poems about friendship turning into love.
That’s right; we’re spinning 360 degrees and talking about the special people with whom we share true love.
I invite you to slow down now and read these poems.
Take interest and tune in – poetry in itself is a great friend keeping you company on the darkest nights.
I’ll also share some of my favorite famous poets which make the list every time (scroll right to the bottom for those).
poems about friendship turning into love
For background info – I’m a professional writer with a passion for writing poetry in my (sparse) spare time.
I’m publishing my newest book, titled ‘How to soften into Motherhood in a hardened world’ in the Summer of 2023, which is a compilation of motherhood experiences, poetry, and good living.
Think of it as a modern-day motherhood bible!
Now, onto my first poem.
I wrote this as an ode to battling tough times – not that I was having a particularly hard time (at the time), but as a gesture to hard times, just because, well, why not?
Often it’s us who need to be the bigger person and apologize for something, let’s say, or perhaps own up and state, “I can’t stand how this is going right now!”
Whether it’s old friends or new, the intention of this poem is to express how much connection matters with that amazing other person.
Connection is part of any close friendship. It’s the little things that make the difference. Read this poem here and see what comes up for you.
If you haven’t journaled before, consider checking out my ebook for guidance.
Beautiful love poems
One of the funny things about love is how far it reaches.
How much you can love something – because it’s not always about the ‘someone’.
The greatest gift you could give me is a paper pad and a nice pen, for example. I’m not joking!
I love the act and art of writing so much that that pad of paper would be heaven (oh, and some time to do it, please, would be great…)
One of the best things about writing poetry is how creative you can get too. There are no rules – inarticulate thoughts can go down as your heart spills them out.
Just go on, get on with it – and write!
Now, I get this poem is not really along the same lines as friendship or love poems… but it’s pure gold when it comes to using poetry as therapy!
This certainly won’t make the classic poetry list of 2023, ba haha, but I’m sure many of you will resonate with it! And with that, I’ll leave it with you.
Most people cruise along hoping for the best.
Hoping is somewhat of a wishy-washy word in my opinion.
Because it’s essential to have hope in order to thrive, sure – but hope won’t make things happen.
There is no straight line to good things – you’ve got to take action to reach good times.
Taking action doesn’t need to be a huge, scary thing. It can be as simple as switching on your favorite song to clear a bad mood.
Or starting a new yoga practice to improve your flexibility.
I wrote this poem for the cruisers – the people who hope and pray, but still, nothing happens. Stuff happens from taking action – that’s the key message in this poem.
I’m in a relationship with a great man – the best man I know, who has, to my joy, become a husband and father to my two boys over the years we’ve been together.
I am a better person because of him (even though he often drives me bonkers too.)
He healed me from a broken heart many years ago; we have so much fun together, and two months ago, I almost lost him while we were on holiday – in a diving accident, where he broke his neck (with subsequent drowning.)
I wrote this final poem I’m sharing for him during those bad times – I say bad times as even now, it’s really f*cking hard, but we are getting through it, and he’s recovering extraordinarily well.
There is a sweet hue to this one which may seem sickly or unfeasible to many – but I’m a real romantic at heart! I wear my heart on my sleeve for sure.
If we’ve not got romance, then there’s not much to life, is there?
If you enjoyed reading my poetry, please check out this post next, which contains many of my best pieces (according to Google search!)
Some famous poets which I love are William Blake (purely because I love the Lake District in England), Emily Dickinson and William Shakespeare – he brings back memories of nostalgia from my school years (remember Macbeth? Sigh)
And here’s an idea for you.
Why not try writing your own poem, for a dear friend perhaps or read some classic poems and see what invigorates and inspires you?
If you’ve been moved by these poems, share this post with someone!
It’s the perfect excuse to chill and relax with a hot cuppa – everything on my blog is free to read and free to pass forward.
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