A Friend In Need, Is A Friend Indeed
written by Violette de Gaulle
A positive outlook, I hear them say
Banish all gloom – right out of the way.
Feel the rays of the sun, hear the song of the birds,
Open your heart to the wind and take in the words.
As it sweeps through the land and clears out the burrs
Of unsensitive deposits left all around
Causing vexatious thoughts in deep crevices found,
Which eventually come to the surface to perish…
Oh where are those warming attributes to cherish?
A friend who listens, trying to see
Who observes your soul as it struggles to flee
And guides it back gently to where it should be
And helps cure your troubles with ideas and distractions,
Encouragements, humour and constructive attractions.
Such a friend who is selfless, who judges you not
Is to be treasured and valued a lot
For the rest of your life you have a saviour so dear
Suddenly – you have nothing else left to fear.
* Dedicated to my dear friend and inspiration.