12/23/08

TRUE TO THE BEST

Long years of pleasant friendship may be broken
By one hour's work and thoughtless word or deed.
Yet why forget the thousand good words spoken,
The kindly help which met a passing need?
We do not spurn the sunlight when 'tis hidden;
We look for good when fiercest storms descend.
Then why lose faith, when underserved, unbidden,
We meet disloyal usage from a friend?
Benjamin Keech

1 comment:

CattyCat said...

An excellent sentiment. Something most of us need to think about now and then. I remember a 15 year friend tossing me out over a $20 loan. Sigh