My Neighbors and Friends

by Ellen Bailey

My neighbors and my friends
are very dear to me
They are always there
whenever there is a need

We talk to each other
and we borrow and lend
Such treasures they are,
my neighbors and friends

I sing when they sing
and I laugh when they laugh
We do things for each other
on the other's behalf

They share with me
their many worries and fears
I share with them
my compassion and my tears

How lonely and cheerless
a place my soul would be
Without such neighbors
and good friends as these

I cherish them all
and take each one into my heart
Feeling the love and kindness
each in turn imparts

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