Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

A Friend's Greeting

I'd like to be the sort of friend that
you have been to me;
I'd like to be the help that
you've been always glad to be;

I'd like to mean as much to you
each minute of the day
As you have meant, old friend of mine,
to me along the way.

I'd like to do the big things and
the splendid things for you,
To brush the gray from out your skies
and leave them only blue;

I'd like to say the kindly things that
I so oft have heard,
And feel that I could rouse your soul
the way that mine you've stirred.

I'd like to give you back the joy
that you have given me,
Yet that were wishing you a need
I hope will never be;

I'd like to make you feel as rich as I,
who travel on
Undaunted in the darkest hours with you to
lean upon.

I'm wishing at this time that I
could but repay
A portion of the gladness that
you've strewn along my way;

And could I have one wish this year,
this only would it be:
I'd like to be the sort of friend
that you have been to me.

- Edgar A Guest -

To all of my friends who have visited this blog, Thank You for your kind comments, support and help.

Happy Valentine's Day


Joy Des Jardins said...

Oh what a wonderful poem for Valentine's Day Darlene...I love it's sentiments...and I love you too my dear friend. You are a joy and a blessing in this community of ours and you bring a smile to my face every time a come and visit you. Happy Valentine's Day to a truly beautiful soul with a most amazing heart..... ~Joy xo

Looking to the Stars said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you also.
You have been a bright star in my darkened sky.

kenju said...

I'm a bit late for it, Darlene, but I wish the same to you!!

Darlene said...

Joy, you are the sweetest person and you say the loveliest things. I am humbled by your comment. I think what you wrote about me goes double for you. Thank you ,and I love your, too.

Lois, Thank you so much for the compliment. Good luck with your new blog.

Kenju, you're not late at all. Thank you.

Darlene said...

Joy, you know that r on the end of YOU was a typo. So sorry,

Maria said...

A bleated Valentine greeting. I have seen your comments a few times on blogs that I like to visit so I decided to come over for an internet visit. Loved reading your posts and promise to visit again.

Nancy said...

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day to my dear friend, Darlene.

You deserve all of the wonderful greetings and compliments you are receiving from your readers today.

Love from your pal,


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing, Darlene. Belated love and hugs for you on Valentine's Day (and every other day!)
Cop Car

ugich konitari said...

Darlene, What a great poem ! With all the nonsense that goes on in the name of Valentines Day, I think this is what its really about; being a great and caring friend.....Greetings and thank you for posting this.