Be Appreciative

Let these short poems remind you to be appreciative of your friends each and every day. Don't wait until they are no longer with you to express your appreciation and love for your friends. These poems will remind you of just that point. Also, read the appreciate friends verses to remind you of the importance of these people in our lives. Share our collection of poems with the people in your life that you appreciate.

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  1. A Legacy
    Poet: John Greenleaf Whittier

    Friend of my many years!
    When the great silence falls, at last, on me.
    Let me not leave, to pain and sadden thee,
    A memory of tears.

    But pleasant thoughts alone
    Of one who was thy friendship’s honored guest
    And drank the wine of consolation pressed
    From sorrows of thy own.

    I leave with thee a sense
    Of hands upheld and trials rendered less -
    The unselfish joy which is to helpfulness
    Its own great recompense



  2. Give To Your Friend
    Poet: Author Unknown


    My wild Irish rose
    The sweetest flower that grows
    You may search everywhere
    But none can compare to my wild Irish rose

    My wild Irish rose
    The sweetest flower that grows
    Someday for my sake she may let me take
    A bloom from my wild Irish rose

    'Tis better to buy a small bouquet
    And give to your friend this very day,
    Than a bushel of roses white and red
    To lay on his coffin after he's dead.



  3. Kindness During Life
    Poet: Unknown


    I would rather have one little rose
    From the garden of a friend
    Than to have the choicest flowers
    When my stay on earth shall end.

    I would rather have one pleasant word
    In kindness said to me,
    Than flattery when my heart is still
    And life has ceased to be.

    I would rather have a loving smile
    From friends I know are true,
    Than tears shed round my casket
    When this world I’ve bid adieu.

    Bring me all your flowers today -
    Whether pink, or white, or red;
    I’d rather have one blossom now
    Than a truckload when I’m dead.



  4. It Is Worth While
    by J. R. Miller


    It is worth while to be a friend.
    It is to come into people's lives with hallowed influences,
    And then never again to go out of them.
    For to be a friend at all is to stay forever in this life.
    God never takes from us a friend he gives.
    Therefore the privilege granted to a few rare spirits
    Of being a friend of many people is
    One of earth's most sacred gifts.



  5. Now Is The Time
    Poet: D. F. Hodges


    Now is the time; ah, friend, no longer wait
    To scatter loving smiles and words of cheer
    To those around whose lives are now so dear.
    They may not meet you in the coming year.
    Now is the time.

    Ah, friends! dear friends, - if any such there be, -
    Keep not your loving thoughts away from me
    Till I am gone.
    I want them now to help me on my way,
    As lonely watchers want the light of day
    Ere it is morn.



  6. Memories of Tomorrow
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest


    These are the memories of tomorrow,
    Smile of friend we meet today,
    Sympathy to soothe our sorrow,
    Roses blooming by the way;
    Little jests to cheer the living.
    Little deeds of kindness done.
    Thought to them shall we be giving
    When the years have wandered on.

    What seems slight to us at present
    Will grow big in other days;
    Memory will make it pleasant.
    We'll retread these happy ways.
    We shall sigh to greet the brother
    That today we hurry by;
    Joys we share with one another
    We'll remember, you and I.

    Little pranks that we are playing.
    Little songs that now we sing,
    Orchard lanes that we are straying
    Will come back, and with them bring
    Par more gladness, far more sweetness
    Than we seem to find today.
    We shall see them in completeness
    When the present slips away.

    Gentle skies that float above us,
    Babies romping 'round the floor,
    Friends who show us that they love us,
    Roses blooming at the door;
    Hours now dark with care and sorrow.
    Love that comes to dry the eye
    Are the memories of tomorrow
    We shall treasure, you and I.

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