Saturday, July 11, 2015

THE GIFT OF FRIENDS by Karin Schaefer






THE  GIFT  OF  FRIENDS

There are days when
bubbling from us comes
the innocent child within,
who giggles at the little things
and wears a silly grin.

There are days when

melancholy comes to
visit for a while;
the mind feels tired, the body weak;
we have no strength to smile.


There are days when
joy abundant
grabs a hold of you and me;
wraps us up in all it's splendor,
lifts us up and sets us free.

There are days when

sorrow wraps us
in its cloak of grief and fear,
'till our hearts ache to the breaking,
'till our eyes can't shed a tear.


There are days when
love bestows us
with its wonderment and light;
with its beauty and its mystery,
its power and its might.

And there are days when

life rewards us
and seems to make amends
by granting us a marvelous gift,
the precious gift of Friends.






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