Friday, March 14, 2014

Good Friendship--By Patricia Ann Farnsworth-Simpson--Canary Islands

Good Friendship

Good friends are wonderful that is true
Openly supporting you in all you do
Offering to be there whenever there's need
Deliberately nurturing the friendship’s seed!

Fondly helping you through your pain
Remaining with you till well again
Inspiring you with words to help you through
Every hurting emotion that may trouble you!
Naturally enjoying it when they see you smile
Dreaming with you also, once in a while
Staying close even when far away
Happily thinking of you day by day,
Investing in you time, thoughts and love
Praying with you to God above!

Patricia Ann Farnsworth-Simpson is a coal miner’s daughter, the only girl among 6 lads.
A young mother to a son, she became a widow before she turned 18.  Patricia, then, married her childhood sweetheart who fathered her lovely son and two wonderful daughters.  Her children encouraged her to pursue her own talents.  After 51 years of marriage, she became a widow again recently.  She fills her time with poetry, helping others whenever she can.


  1. Hello, Pat, you are blessed to know and realize your good friends. Sounds as though your life is very rich and you are indeed blessed! Sheri

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    1. Sorry I fouled up my comment and needed to edit it and didn't know how. :(
      Pat thank you for another great poem. Isn't it wonderful to have like minded friends here on Whispers. What a blessing to be able to share a common love for expressing thoughts and feelings in poetry. A good friend is important anytime but with your having recently become a widow, I'm sure good friends are indeed appreciated. You sure described a good friend well in your well written poem
      Love, Charlene

  3. Such a wonderful write Pat, so full of caring and warmth, just like you are. great to see you here.. Well done best wishes. Pete.

  4. Dear Patricia,

    I enjoyed reading your wonderful description on having good friends in your life. An uplifting, inspiring poem to read today. Thank you for sharing your poetry with us.

    All the best to you,

    Sandra Stefanowich

  5. Your poem sums up the beauty of friendship! And fortunate and lucky we are to have friends that care, love, and support us through thick and thin. Loved your poem. Kristina

  6. Dear Pat,
    It is when we feel down and out that we realize who are true friends are. You have created a masterpiece in this thought-provking poem. In recent months I have seen many friends slip away as I battle illness. Those who stick by me are the ones who are my forever friends. Thank you for sharing this keen insight! Love, Carolyn

  7. Thank you, Robert, Dufresne, for the following comment--

    Excellent description of a true friend in my book, Patricia. There can be no better friendship in my opinion as there is when God is the focal point. Amen to your description laid out in this lovley poem.

    Bob D.

  8. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    lovely sentiments

  9. Hi Patricia. Yes, as some great singers once sang - in accordance with your poem - "That's what friends are for." You've captured joyous meanings for us to be reminded of. Thank you for sharing this. I enjoyed every line and verse. Continued blessings!

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