The Perfect Friend: A Friendship Poem 10×8 inches Etched

Written by on September 18, 2013 with 0 Comments



A gift, an heirloom, for a best friend.


The Perfect Friend


Friendships are so very important.  A young college student wanted to give a special and meaningful gift to her best friend at college.  She told me a little bit about their friendship and about her friend, and about the qualities in her friend that drew them together.   College friends often are friends for life, and special relationships can develop in a college atmosphere in which there is intensity of study, an intensity of fun, and a variety of very interesting people.


“If I could choose what I should be
and then add something new,
I think I’d choose the best of me 
and then I would add you . . . 
If I could be the kind of friend
that every friend should be,
I’d choose to be just like you,
the perfect friend for me.” 


I enjoyed writing this poem, and even though I didn’t know the recipient, it was fun learning a little about her and what qualities made for a great friendship. A couple of years after writing this poem, I was fortunate to meet the friend, and she was exactly as described to me by the giver of the poem!  A very nice friend indeed!  I also think that her friend will keep this heirloom forever.

I am offering two versions:  Etched (10×8 matte, double matted, black frame. You add the photograph. This photograph shown above does not come with the piece.)  You can also order a Photo Poem version (details below).

Etched Piece:  10×8 inches. Double matted.  Black matte.  Gold double matte over photo space.  Personalization included.

Black Frame.  Note: Frame shown in photograph in Gallery  is not available, and is used as an example only.

$99.99*   Contact me with name(s) to be etched onto matte.



Photo Poem Version:  This piece is also available in photo poem form. Click here to see photo poem.

(Printed pieces cannot be personalized.)

*Shipping, handling and sales tax, if applicable, are extra. Frames subject to availability. I reserve the right to substitute a frame of similar color.


For etched piece with personalization, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.



“The Perfect Friend”



This piece is offered as an etched piece, or as a photo poem piece.

Etched. The piece shown is triple matted. Originally,  this was a special order commissioned piece.  Triple matting is not offered.  I am offering it with double matte only.

Black Matte with gold matte around rectangular photo opening.

A friendship poem.

10 inches by 8 inches.

This piece, in etched form, can be personalized with your friend’s name.  Just Contact me.

$99.99 Double matted.  Black frame only. Personalization included.

Note: Frame shown with etched piece in Gallery photo is not available.

This is not presently available as a printed-on-picture-matte option, but if enough people would like a printed-on-matte option, I would consider having these printed.  If interested, please contact me to let me know.


For etched pieces with personalization, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.




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