Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Call Me Friend...

PAD challenge day 8: For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Call Me (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write the poem.



In the end our needs are much the same
We are all more than our given name

Bread and butter are never quite enough
To fill heart-hollows; we all need love

“Love one another” life’s utter command
Love is the one universal demand

No one is everything unto one’s own
We walk much better together; not alone

Give a hand; give a smile, give words of cheer
Take time to listen, nay, take time to hear

For, life-long contentment, the ages will prove
Is found, not in clink of coin, but in those we love

We, creatures of common and kindred design
I’d like to be your friend; will you be mine?

© Janet Martin



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