No Other Place I Would Be
Poet: Jim Thistle
Inspired by, Miss Judie Mitchell, a friend to the endÖ
I've a message to send, I'll convey at the end,
In hopes, the intended is listening,
To a gift I've received, and have come to believe,
Is the piece in my life that was missing.
There's a place in my heart, that I've set apart,
It's a place, where no other shall be,
It belongs to a friend, a friend to the end,
And to which, only they hold the key.
I dreamed, someone would come, not knowing where from,
Or to whom, that someone might be,
With my head in my hands, I could not understand,
All the things, that were burdened on me.
Seeing no way to win, and about to give in,
It was plain, that the world didn't care,
When I thought I was done, with nowhere to run,
I looked up, to find you standing there.
I knew nothing of love, till the one I speak of,
So graciously, held out their hand,
Who has shown m me the way, to get through each day,
And has faith, in the man I now am.
There is no room for doubt, how things would have turned out,
If you hadn't, been watching my back,
Always there with a hug, or a much needed shove,
When Iím hurting, or falling off track.
Thereís no possible way, I could ever repay,
How I wish, there were more I could do,
But, I thank you my friend, my friend to the end,
And, Iím making this promise to you.
Wherever you are, be it near, be it far,
The first thing, you're going to see,
If your world should grow colder, look over your shoulder,
There is, NO OTHER PLACE I WOULD BEÖ
Friends Like You
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2008
Friends like you keep me from feeling blue
You accept me and always let me be
I can count on you always doesn't matter the day
Our friendship has stood the test
It is sometimes hard to believe we are still the best
Our friendship once like new wine but now
with years gone by
it has stood the test of time
I count my blessings everyday
you are the best I often say
You always care, you never dare
A friend indeed, you fill a need
Together we grow old, our friendship is like gold
The years go by but I will not sigh.
Thank you my friend my dear
for always being clear
Because friends like you
are so special too!
The Helping Hand
Poet: Author Unknown
If when climbing up life's ladder
You can reach a hand below,
Just to help the other fellow,
Up another rung, or so
It will be that in the future,
When you're growing weary, too,
You'll be glad to find there's someone
Who will lend a hand to you
Be A Friend
Poet: Edgar A Guest
Be a friend. You don't need money:
Just a disposition sunny;
Just the wish to help another
Get along some way or other;
Just a kindly hand extended
Out to one who's unbefriended;
Just the will to give or lend,
This will make you someone's friend.
Be a friend. You don't need glory.
Friendship is a simple story.
Pass by trifling errors blindly,
Gaze on honest effort kindly,
Cheer the youth who's bravely trying,
Pity him who's sadly sighing;
Just a little labor spend
On the duties of a friend.
Be a friend. The pay is bigger
(Though not written by a figure)
Than is earned by people clever
In what's merely self-endeavor.
You'll have friends instead of neighbors
For the profits of your labors;
You'll be richer in the end
Than a prince, if you're a friend
The Miracle of Friendship
Poet: Author Unknown
There is a Miracle called Friendship
that dwells within the heart
and you don't know how it happens
or when it even starts.
But the happiness it brings you always
gives a special lift and
you realize that Friendship
is God's most precious gift.
Poet: William Butler Yeats
Though you are in your shining days,
Voices among the crowd
And new friends busy with your praise,
Be not unkind or proud,
But think about old friends the most:
Time's bitter flood will rise,
Your beauty perish and be lost
For all eyes but these eyes.
I Have a Friend
Submitted by John
Remember to always say what you mean.
If you love someone, tell them.
Don't be afraid to express yourself.
Reach out and tell someone
what they mean to you.
Because when you decide that it is
the right time it might be too late.
Seize the day. Never have regrets.
And most importantly,
stay close to your friends and
for they have helped make you
the person that you are today.