|Wishing only for you to be happy,
And be someone on whom you can depend;
For no greater is the companionship,
Of someone that can be called a close friend.
A confidant to share all your secrets,
And never any further than the phone;
The first to come over when you're lonely,
Or just wait if you want to be alone.
An ever vigilant compatriot,
For the times of sorrow to be endured;
You might actually find with a friend,
That even a rainy day can be cured.
The good times shared and forever cherished,
The bad times that required a shoulder;
Nothing known works quite as well as a friend,
To be a comfort as you grow older.
And to return your appreciation,
Probably the best message you can send;
For all the momentous times in their lives,
Is to do your best at being their friend.
© January 1995