CHRISTMAS POEMS: “A Friend’s Greetings” by Edgar A. Guest

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A Friend’s Greetings

 

I’d like to be the sort of friend
that you have been to me;
I’d like to be the help that you’ve been
always glad to be;

I’d like to mean as much to you
each minute of the day
As you have meant, old friend of mine,
to me along the way.

I’d like to do the big things
and the splendid things for you,
To brush the gray out of your skies
and leave them only blue;

I’d like to say the kindly things
that I so oft have heard,
And feel that I could rouse your soul
the way that mine you’ve stirred.

I’d like to give back the joy
that you have given me,
Yet that were wishing you a need
I hope will never be;

I’d like to make you feel
as rich as I, who travel on
Undaunted in the darkest hours
with you to lean upon.

I’m wishing at this Christmas time
that I could but repay
A portion of the gladness
that you’ve strewn along the way;

And could I have one wish this year,
this only would it be:
I’d like to be the sort of friend
that you have been to me.

by Edgar A. Guest

7 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    Edgar has such a simple way to say the most meaningful things,Love him!

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    1. so true! He’s one of my favorites! 🙂 ❤

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  2. Anita Bowden says:

    You already do all these things, dear Amira!! ❤

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    1. Oh wow Anita, this is one of the nicest things ever said to me! Thank you dear friend! You truly are this poem in person! ❤

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      1. Anita Bowden says:

        Oh my goodness! The poem is definitely YOU, dear friend!! Thank you for your kind words and the love you give to the world! ❤

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        1. Thank you dear Anita, my heart is smiling 🙂 I am so grateful for the blessing of your friendship! ❤

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          1. Anita Bowden says:

            Likewise, dear friend! ❤️🌹

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