Trouble Brings Friends Poem by Edgar Albert Guest

Trouble Brings Friends

Rating: 5.0

It's seldom trouble comes alone. I've noticed this: When things go wrong
An' trouble comes a-visitin', it always brings a friend along;
Sometimes it's one you've known before, and then perhaps it's someone new
Who stretches out a helping hand an' stops to see what he can do.

If never trials came to us, if grief an' sorrow passed us by,
If every day the sun came out an' clouds were never in the sky,
We'd still have neighbors, I suppose, each one pursuin' selfish ends,
But only neighbors they would be- we'd never know them as our friends.

Out of the troubles I have had have come my richest friendships here,
Kind hands have helped to bear my care, kind words have fallen on my ear;
An' so I say when trouble comes I know before the storm shall end
That I shall find my bit of care has also brought to me a friend.

Edward Kofi Louis 04 August 2016

Out of the troubles! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Kim Barney 04 August 2016

This is so true of most of the people I know. When someone has trouble, they are there to offer their help. Very enjoyable poem by Edgar A. guest.

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Kagiso Mogale 04 August 2016

profound truths, I'm giving it a whopping 10

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Susan Williams 04 August 2016

True. Simply written, no gew-gaws and fancy metaphors and annoying poetic tricks- -exactly so,10

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Kevin Patrick 04 August 2016

Beautiful sentiments with a great message that's filled with blue collar wisdom, your going to go through life with troubles, but good friends can help trouble and its friends disappear. This is my first poem I've read of Guest and it was a great read.

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Bernard Snyder 04 August 2016

Such a lovely and true poem. Impressive. One of my favorites!

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Tapan M. Saren 04 August 2016

Fantastico! I love this poem very much. Adding to MyPoem

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Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest

Birmingham / England
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