“The Golden Chain of Friendship” by Helen Steiner Rice

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The Golden Chain of Friendship

by Helen Steiner Rice

Friendship is a Golden Chain,

The links are friends so dear,
And like a rare and precious jewel
It’s treasured more each year…

It’s clasped together firmly
With a love that’s deep and true,
And it’s rich with happy memories
and fond recollections, too…

Time can’t destroy its beauty
For, as long as memory lives,
Years can’t erase the pleasure
That the joy of friendship gives…

For friendship is a priceless gift
That can’t be bought or sold,
But to have an understanding friend
Is worth far more than gold…

And the Golden Chain of Friendship
Is a strong and blessed tie,
Binding kindred hearts together
As the years go passing by.

Someone gave my Mother, Ethel D. Meyer, a card with this poem on it. She loved it and read it out loud to me. So I put it in a frame for her to enjoy in her room.

I am sharing it with you so that you can be thankful for all the friends you treasure as the years go passing by.

Many relatives are friends, too.

I am sharing this to thank you for being my friend, though we may not have met in person, we have met with this blog’s pen. I love knowing you read my words and subscribe to read some more. I love hearing what you think.  I wish you the best life has to give. Live  your life with joy! All Love and friendship is a gift from God to us to help us living.


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12 thoughts on ““The Golden Chain of Friendship” by Helen Steiner Rice”

  1. Dear Joan, I have always found this poem to be special and so true. Thank you for sharing it with us and that your mother shared it with you. I certainly treasure our friendship! Love you ❤

    1. Dear Kathleen,
      Thank you for writing. I am thankful that Mother shared it with me, too. It describes friendship admirably. Our friendship has stood the test of time and keeps on blooming! Thank you for being my friend.

      Never Give Up

    1. Dear Melanie,
      Thank you for writing. I’m glad you agree that the words in this poem are special. I know you have many friendships that have passed the test of time and keep on being there for you. What a blessing friendship is! I am very thankful you are my friend.

      Never Give Up

  2. Nice poem Joan, it describes how true love can never be broken no matter how long the chain is that stretches in the distance of miles and time .

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. My great grandmother gave me a prayer book with praying 🙏 on it this poem was my favorite since I was so very little I still have the book but I looked this up and this is a very special poem ❤ it makes me happy someone cares so much about another today in life to share thankyou for this touching story.

    1. Dear Jessica,
      Thank you for writing. I am glac this poem has wonderful memories for you. How awesome that your great grandmother gave you a book with this poem in it.

      A friend gave it to my Mother in a card. I framed it for her and still have it.

      May God continue to bless you with goid friends and a love for your family.

      Never Give Up

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