BE A FRIEND Why am I so lonely With people all around? None are very friendly and Always seem to wear a frown. I bid 'hello' in passing. They look as though I'm strange. They laugh, they chuckle, they snicker. But, at least, their faces change. Then, I come to this conclusion, Just what a simple hello could do. What if I offered a handshake Or just a kind word or two? Do you think this would make a difference To those people, all around? Maybe, I wouldn't be so lonely If to these things I would abound. So, first, before condemning, I turn myself about and Try to make myself a friend To those I blame and doubt. How easy it is to point a finger At others that bear not all the blame. So, do what you would others do And, maybe, they'll do the same. You may not gain a friend like this. But, I'm sure it would do no harm. Just think of all the warmth you'd feel. Then, love could be reborn. Oh, thank You, Lord, for the simple things To make our lives worth living. It's not always the things that you receive, But all the joy in giving. © by Leslie M. Willson, Sr.