One Friend

by William P. Marino
(Billerica, MA)

One Friend
By Liam Marino

Inspired by Reverend William R Mark, "The Rev".
PTSD Coordinator
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital

Just when we think we're smelling like roses,
Life hits us like drug over doses.
You don't realize it could happen to you,
And friends that you have are just a few.

If you have one friend, you are ahead of the game.
When down and out, need not fortune or fame.
Finding that material things cannot replace,
What a friend can do when filling a space.

Judging a friend, by who has and has not,
Will get you nothing and that's not a lot.
If a real friend, is what you're all about
You'll have plenty of friends 
when you're down and out.

Reverend Mark, you are my friend.
This will be true after the end.
Who goes first, there is no rhyme.
All we both have, is one day at a time.

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One friend
by: Anonymous

Beautifully put. I would rather have a few good friends than loads of fair weather ones.

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