In true friendship
We reap lasting rewards of worth,
Security, joy, love, intimacy, and growth.
Friends care, comfort, encourage, listen, and
Gently touch the deepest need in our soul so that
We are able to dream and reach
For the one success that
Seems truly hopeless. Yet,
Because of the loving insistance of a friend
We must persevere.
by Carolynn J. Scully 1995