Friendship is sincerity, wrapped up in a smile,
A corner of tenderness shared for a while.
It's a niche in the heart, that is suddenly filled;
A deep-seated longing, discovered and stilled.
It's a hand on the shoulder when problems increase,
A sharing of laughter, a heart filled with peace.
A milestone that brightens each step of the way,
Like a beautiful thought at the start of the day.
It's deep understanding, a thoughtful reply,
A glance shared in secret, a wink of the eye.
Friendship is that rarest of treasures to hold,
It cannot be purchased with mountains of gold.
It's being protective when hope tumbles down,
A fault that's forgiven, a smile for a frown.
Encouragement offered when the goin is rough;
It's a hand set to help when the job is too tough.
Friendship is the essence of faith, deep and strong.
It's a poem unwritten, a beautiful song.
Alice Leedy Mason
Those of us who have friends like this are truly blessed. Thank you Lord, for the friendships you've given me.