Monday, March 2, 2009

"...A Friend Who By My Side Will Stay..."

Reminiscent of stained glass, this sweet vintage friendship picture was discovered in an antique shop in Allen, Michigan "Antique Capital of the World" on a sunny Saturday recent.

Written by Gladys O. Wilson the sentiment goes like this:

I think that God has given me
A friend indeed that will always be
Whose ways are pure and manifest
And supersedes all of the rest
A friend who by my side will stay
When all the others have gone away
Who won't desert me in times of despair
But demonstrate unquestioned love & care
Who has proved by love and loyalty
The essence of what a friend should be
When on others I couldn't depend
You were the one I could call "Friend"


  1. I love this Poem, Coralie. Thank you for sharing. It's been my friends who have seen me through the difficult times in my life. I'm so thankful for them all. Thank you for sharing and stopping by my Site.... It's been work getting it up and going.

    Blessings to you for a wonderful, enlightening day.

    Hugs, Rebecca

  2. Hello Coralie, thank you for the friendship verse, how true.Regards Lyn

  3. Just stumbled on your blog and am so happy I did. There Is so much to see, I didn't know what to look at first. I love It and now I'm a follower so I can visit all the time. Bless you..Kathi

  4. What a beautiful poem and the background is so lovely.

  5. What a sweet and special poem! Thanks for sharing! Cindy

  6. such a sweet poem about friendship!