Edgar Albert Guest

(20 August 1881 - 5 August 1959 / Birmingham / England)

Be A Friend - Poem by Edgar Albert Guest

Be a friend. You don't need money;
Just a disposition sunny;
Just the wish to help another
Get along some way or other;
Just a kindly hand extended
Out to one who's unbefriended;
Just the will to give or lend,
This will make you someone's friend.

Be a friend. You don't need glory.
Friendship is a simple story.
Pass by trifling errors blindly,
Gaze on honest effort kindly,
Cheer the youth who's bravely trying,
Pity him who's sadly sighing;
Just a little labor spend
On the duties of a friend.

Be a friend. The pay is bigger
(Though not written by a figure)
Than is earned by people clever
In what's merely self-endeavor.
You'll have friends instead of neighbors
For the profits of your labors;
You'll be richer in the end
Than a prince, if you're a friend.

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship


Comments about Be A Friend by Edgar Albert Guest

  • (9/4/2018 9:12:00 PM)

    doing this poem at my school for this month (Report)Reply

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  • Phanice Wamukota (7/5/2015 3:54:00 AM)

    Friendship is what would keep the world bonded with love. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 8, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, December 8, 2014


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