Tough Times

Remember when the times were tough
When you didn’t have enough
food to feed your wife and kids
When you thought your life was on the skids

It was your friends, that helped you out
Of that there is so little doubt
True friends, the ones that didn’t ask
About how hard times, had come to pass

The goodness inherent in all mankind
Sneaks up on us as if we were blind
For true friends help with no thought of pay
But if you want, give back another day

So now is the time for us to take stock
To ensure we become our very own rock
And in times when we tend to be blasé
We need to think of needs for future days

So remember, when you put that bit away
For the hard times coming in future days
Remember to put aside some for you to share
For when friends need help you can return their care

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  • MyheART
    MyheARTabout 5 years ago

    oh what a lovely and touching poem…so full of heart:)

  • thank you so much Robin

    – Tony Mutton

  • solareclips~Julie  Alexander
    solareclips~Ju...about 5 years ago

    I wish I could favorite this a thousand times!!!! Such a great piece of writing, and so true!! There are so many now that can relate to this piece, and it shows how we can “rely” on the human spirit!!!! There is hope for mankind!

  • Thank you so much Julie. I live with hope

    – Tony Mutton

  • Jane Keats
    Jane Keatsabout 5 years ago

    Great thoughts!

  • thanks Jane

    – Tony Mutton

  • DanaMS
    DanaMSabout 5 years ago

  • thanks for the feature – appreciated

    – Tony Mutton

  • greeneyedlady
    greeneyedladyabout 5 years ago

    yes, yes, wonderful, what a tribute to all those who always seem to be there for us, and a reminder to be there for them…..lovely poem!

  • thank you so much

    – Tony Mutton

  • wigs
    wigsabout 5 years ago

    ah that was beautiful and so true….congtrats on the feature… on the group homepage too..thats wonderful and well deserved

  • thank you very much wigs

    – Tony Mutton

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