Monday, February 9, 2009

Sweet Love


People need people and friends need friends,
And we all need love for a full life depends
Not on vast riches or great acclaim,
Not on success or on worldly fame,
But just in knowing that someone cares
And holds us close in their thoughts and prayers -
For only the knowledge that we’re understood
Makes everyday living feel wonderfully good.
And we rob ourselves of life’s greatest need
When we “lock up our hearts” and fail to heed
The outstreched hand reaching to find
A kindred spirit whose heart and mind
Are lonely and longing to some how share
Our joys and sorrows and to make us aware
That life’s completeness and richness depends
On the things we share with our loved ones and friends.
by Helen Steiner Rice

3 comments:

Lynne said...

Aww Liz, you brought back a good memory. My grandmother Helen, just recently passed away. She was forever sending me cards and letters as I was growing up and I kept them all. One of her favorite authors was Helen Steiner Rice. Truly enjoyed reading your post, thanks for sharing!

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Wonderful!

robinthebruce said...

Nice poem.