Reflective and Discussion Poems
for Children's Classrooms

By Josie Whitehead

Two Friends


By Josie Whitehead

Special Ones (The)

You’ll find them living on your street;

     Perhaps you've met at school.

You'll find them playing on the swings

     Or in the swimming pool.


You may find one who lives next door,

     Or further down the street,

But I’m quite sure you’ll have much fun

     With those I know you’ll meet.


Think of birthdays!  They’ll be there

      With candles on their cake,

And when we speak of them we use

     The special word of ‘make’.


Yes, 'making friends' is what we say.

     How good to make a friend!

They’re the special people in your life

     On whom you can depend.


Making friends is effortless,

      But keeping friends is hard.

It’s easy just to play with them

     Or send a birthday card.


It's by showing them, by what we say,

     How much we really care.

It's by showing them just what we do,

     That their lives we want to share. 


Don’t ever do things which can harm

     The love they’ve given to you.

To ruin a friendship seems to be

     A stupid thing to do.


Then remember other people too

     Who give their love each day -

And don’t forget, from time to time

       Three words you ought to say:


                                        I LOVE YOU!

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