Saturday, January 5, 2013

Of Friends

After all is said and done
And this small life draws to an end
Our dearest worth upon this earth
Must surely be that of a friend

Life’s road yawns into the unknown
With many a trying twist and bend
Yet darkest miles are warm with smiles
If we can share them with a friend

‘To have a friend we must be one’
This truth is surely ages-old
And oh, the measure of its treasure
Cannot in humble words be told

For friends, in spite of us, are true
Seeing beyond the veil of skin
They weep and laugh and pray with you
To fill the empty cup within

…so, after all is said and done
Regardless of what life may send
The dearest, rarest, purest wealth
Is ever found within a friend

© Janet Martin

Dedicated to my dear friends.
The wonderful time at our writer's group last night
reminded me how truly wonderful and priceless good friends are...
You enrich my life more than mere word can tell.


  1. A beautiful tribute. Well said, friend.

  2. Beautiful words; beautiful heart.

    Marie Elena

  3. Jennifer and Marie, thank-you both. you know you are part of these words.
    Thank-you again and here's to years of friendship and friends.

  4. Your poetic words are so very beautiful, Janet... and true.

  5. I now this to be true dear Janet...thank you for your warm friendship and encouragment throughout 2012...hope you have a wonderful 2013! :-)

  6. Laurie and Carrie, thank-you for enriching my life with your friendships. May you be richly blessed in 2013.

  7. Pure poetry...your words are always so touching and true, Janet...thank you!! <3

  8. Hannah, thank YOU for the inspiration:) <3

  9. Janet, I'm SO grateful for our friendship... although we've never met (and might not, this side of Heaven), your words always mean so much to me ~ thank you :)


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