A Friend's Greeting
I'd like to be the
sort of friend
that you have been to me;
I'd like to be the help that you've been
always glad to be;
to mean as much to you
each minute of the day
As you have meant, old friend of mine,
to me along the way.
to do the big things
and the splendid things for you,
To brush the gray out of your skies
and leave them only blue;
to say the kindly things
that I so oft have heard,
And feel that I could rouse your soul
the way that mine you've stirred.
to give back the joy
that you have given me,
Yet that were wishing you a need
I hope will never be;
to make you feel
as rich as I, who travel on
Undaunted in the darkest hours
with you to lean upon.
wishing at this Christmas time
that I could but repay
A portion of the gladness
that you've strewn along the way;
could I have one wish this year;
this only would it be:
I'd like to be the sort of friend
that you have been to me.
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