Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A Lasting Friendship--By John W. (Bill) Williams--United States

A Lasting Friendship

No one can make a friendship
steadfast and true,
without working to build a bridge
throughout years of troubles and sickness…
A bridge to walk when there
is no one else to care…
a true friend is a smile
that stays when you walk,
the bridge alone.

John W. (Bill) Williams is a retired language arts and children’s literature educator.  He lives in Martin, GA, where he stays busy with his art and poetry.  He has been published in a variety of venues.


  1. a lovely tribute to true friendship

  2. What a wonderful poem! A true friend is a smile, I love it.

    Best wishes,

  3. Bill, what a wonderful and touching poem. It brought tears to my eyes, especially where you wrote: "a true friend is a smile
    that stays when you walk, the bridge alone." Such sentiment in a well-written piece. Thank you for sharing, my friend. Continued blessings!


  4. John,
    A great poem my fiend. We'll always be in each other's bubble!
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  5. I loved your poem! Friendships of that caliber are a gift to be treasured.

  6. Very good John
    And so very true
    Knight Writer

  7. Thank you all so much for sharing your lovely thoughts on John's poem. I will send them to him.

    John, if you ever doubted your ability to reach out to an international audience, I hope you enjoy these wonderful thoughts on your poem. Wishing you and Paul the best always.