Be A Friend

Be A Friend

It never costs to be a friend
It’s give and take until the end
Some times are hard but some are fun
The good times, only just begun

A call away on any day
True friends just know they’ll find a way
With simple trust in who we are
A friendly word can go so far

Be kind then whilst we’re here below
We all have faults, and far to go
Forgive each day and help friends grow
Some things, for sure, you’ll never know

And come the end of this short life
With all the doubts and hatred rife
We’ll be so glad, if in the end
We took the time to be a friend

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014

Man’s Best Friend

Man’s Best Friend

‘Man’s best friend’ is what they say
And should you take the time to play
Just half an hour here and there
You’ll come to know and truly care

For when in trouble, here they come
No doubt or questions as with some
The lessons we can learn are great
At times more than a human mate

A constant source of peace and joy
Which no man ever could destroy
And yet, of course, the day arrives
When nature moves and changes lives

And when those with the shorter time
Who never wanted pound or dime
Move on from here, they just leave tales
Of loving warmth that never fails

So treat with care these hairy friends
We know that no life truly ends
And in our thoughts we’re grateful here
For in our hearts they’re always dear

In memory of Linda’s dog, December 2013

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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