Friendship & Kindness in Verse

by Pam Nelkon

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A FRIEND 

A good friend is like sunshine in the morning

The comfort in ordinary days

Not the intrusive or demanding

Just there to share your life in quiet ways

Ready with a smile or friendly greeting

A little chat or some sweet surprises

For therein lies the joy of daily living

A good friend when the need arises

KINDNESS 

Is anybody happier

For meeting you today?

Considering himself happy

Because he came your way?

Has anyone been helped

Because you lent a hand?

Spared a little time to listen

Tried to understand?

Has anyone been made to feel

His help was somewhere near?

Has someone been relieved

Of worry or fear?

Have you helped someone rediscover

What is good and true?

Seen another side of life

Another point of view?

If the answer is yes

You’ve earned your night’s repose

If no your day was wasted

Spent in vain at its close

There can be no satisfaction

Unless you say

That somebody’s tomorrow

Will be better than today

FRIENDSHIP 

Friendship is a priceless gift

That can’t be bought or sold

But its value is far greater

Than a mountain made of gold

For gold is cold and lifeless

It can neither see nor hear

And in the time of trouble

It is powerless to cheer

It has no ears to listen

No heart to understand

It cannot bring you comfort

Or reach out a helping hand

So when you ask Hashem for a gift

Be thankful if he sends

Not diamonds, pearls or riches

But the love of real true friends

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