As I stroll through my halls of memories,
Surveying all twas good and all twas strife,
It seems some inner wisdom in me sees
The joys, the blessings friends gave to my life.
When dark days loom a friend may ease your plight,
Shed light upon your heavy laden heart,
Lend peace and comfort in your daily fight;
These are the things true friendship can impart.
To face life’s problems one most surely must
Hold fast to friends acquired along the way;
Instill in them a sense of sharing trust.
Perhaps, their help brings yet a better day.
Care for the friends along the way, you sought-
True friendship is a given, never bought.
by Joseph Anderson