My Friend


Because you are my friend,
I am grateful.
I wish I had a gift for you,
Like a robin’s egg of turquoise blue;
Or a damask square from an Irish loom;
Or a song to cheer your lonely room.
But I will come and talk with you,
And then perhaps today we two
Could visit with a friend we know
To share our happiness; and so
We would all be grateful.