Be A Friend
Be a friend, you don’t need money
Just a disposition, sunny ..
Just the wish to help another
Get along some way or other.
Just a kindly hand extended
Out to one who’s un-befriended ..
Just the will to give or lend
This will make you someone’s friend.
Be a friend. You don’t need glory
Friendship is a simple story ..
Pass by trifling errors blindly
Gaze on honest effort kindly,
Cheer the youth who’s bravely trying
Pity him who’s sadly sighing ..
Just a little labor spend
On the duties of a friend.
Be a friend. The pay is bigger
(Though not written by a figure) ..
Than is earned by people clever
In what’s merely self-endeavor.
You’ll have friends instead of neighbors
For the profits of your labors ..
You’ll be richer in the end
Than a prince, if you’re a friend.
Edgar A. Guest