, Gloucester, MA


January 21, 2013


How warm the heart feels when friends arrive

They come when we have pain

Telling stories of the past

Making us laugh, letting us forget that we have pain

They come at happy times, to celebrate our victory

Making toasts to future joys, being happy with us

They come when the blues have taken hold

And we are down

Listening carefully to our woes

Lifting us up to reality

Sometimes they come to us in need

So we can listen, lift up, and celebrate

Honoring us with that need

They come over just to talk

About our children, spouses, everyday things

They come to give their viewpoint,

To disagree with yours, and that’s all right!

When they come there is no putting on airs

They understand the way you are

How warm the heart feels when friends arrive

Rosalie Genovese

Cape May, N.J.

Formerly of Gloucester

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