Be A Friend – Edgar Albert Guest (Powerful Life Poetry)

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Edgar Albert Guest was an American Poet known for his sentimental, short, upbeat verse. Critics often ridiculed his work, but America adored him as the “People’s Poet”.

Be A Friend – Edgar Albert Guest

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 unbefriended;
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.

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23 Comments

  1. To Move on something you have to act
    Like
    The pain
    Doesn’t exist…..👍👍👍

  2. “Count your age by friends, not years, count your life by smiles not tears.”-
    John Lennon.

  3. The best way to get a good friend is to be a good friend!

  4. “There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend.”-
    Socrates

  5. What you put out into the world you will receive. Give love, acceptance, patience and all the other beautiful qualities of life, and you will receive them in return.

  6. a friend is everything .. a place to share stories .. joke together .. & a place to express a feeling to each other . ( poet from Indonesia )

  7. A real friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than alot of ‘friends’ who only know your smile !!

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