Friendship

by Vivien Wade

I travelled down a lonely road
Hoping to find a friend,
One in whom I could confide,
And time with me would spend.

Although surrounded by people,
Not one seemed to even care,
For on that lonely road of life,
No friend could I find there.

Then I joined a friendship club,
But their own friends they had,
They seemed to meet in cliques,
Which made me feel quite sad.

Now I had a different thought,
A new direction I would take,
By becoming a friend to someone,
I'm sure a friendship I'd make.

Visiting hospitals and nursing homes,
I was made so welcome there,
Many were longing for a friend,
Now I find friends everywhere.

By becoming interested in others,
Not the interest in you they take,
This is the way to show friendship,
And many true friendships make.