This page is dedicated to my family and friends.
Take my hand
If you're alone it need not be.
Take my hand and walk with me.
Walk with me, by my side:
Not for me to be your guide,
For where you're bound, I do not know
and the way is not mine to show.
I won't promise to follow you;
It may be more than I can do.
Walk with me while we wait:
Not that you might bear my freight;
If I don't lift it I'll grow frail
and that will cause me to fail.
I am able to perform my task,
and sometimes more, if you ask.
Walk with me, even in rain:
We can't take the other's pain;
But you can know that I care.
Not to gain in worldly fare,
but for the feelings that we share,
and to know someone is there.
Walk with me as a brother:
That we'll understand each other;
Not to listen to me preach
And surely not for me to teach;
And if we help, it's from desire,
Not from duty, and not for hire.
Walk with me as a friend:
Not to promise until time's end.
Not to possess, for you're not mine
but we'll walk together, down the line.
When you need me, there I'll be
Would you not do as much for me?
If you are down, I'll help you stand;
So reach out, friend, and take my hand.
~ Author Unknown ~
A friend that's always there
If I could catch a rainbow...
I would do it just for you.
And share with you it's beauty
On the days you're feeling blue...
If I could build a mountain...
You could call your very own
It would be a place to find serenity
a place to be alone.
If I could take your troubles...
I would toss them in the sea
But all these things I'm finding
are impossible for me,
Because I cannot build a mountain
or catch a rainbow fair
But let me be what I know best
A friend that's always there.
~ Author Unknown ~
~ I'd like to dedicate the next poem to my special friend, Teri.
Thank you for being there and for caring so much about me and my family through the years. I love you! ~
So often when I think of you and all the time's we've shared
My heart is filled with thankfulness to have a friend who's cared
Enough to listen to me tell of all my joy's and trials.
Your being there has been enough to change my tears to smiles.
The subtle love between two friends is so hard to define.
It is not a square or circle, or even a straight line.
It's somehow like a tapestry with colors soft and bold.
Yet deep within the weaving there are tiny threads of gold.
Yes, rare and oh so lovely, are your friendship's threads of gold.
For they will last a lifetime, but when my story's told
Someone will hold my tapestry and turn it toward the light,
And tiny points, those tiny threads of gold, will gleam and shine so bright.
And they may think - it's just a thread like green or red or blue -
perhaps they'll never ever know that golden thread was you.
But I've been thinking lately, how you've touched my life just so -
Of how you are so dear to me - and I wanted you to know -
That whether you are near to me or if we're miles apart
Your golden thread of friendship will still weave within my heart.
~ Author Unknown~
I cannot ease your aching heart,
Nor take your pain away;
But, let me stay and take your hand
and walk with you today...
I'll listen when you need to talk,
I'll wipe away your tears,
I'll share your worries when they come,
I'll help you face your fears.
I'm here and I will stand by you,
Each hill you have to climb.
So take my hand let's face the world ~
live one day at a time.
You're not alone, for I'm still here...
I'll go that extra mile.
And when your grief is easier,
I'll help you learn to smile!
~ Author Unknown ~
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