Saturday, October 9, 2010

Everyone Needs Someone - Helen Steiner Rice

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 worldy 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 outstretched hand reaching to find

A kindred spirit whose heart and mind

Are lonely and longing to somehow 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

To learn more about my dear sister Rosa, click here.


2 Responses to “Everyone Needs Someone - Helen Steiner Rice”

Evelyn in Canada said...

That sounds like how I feel about my good friend Rosa! I'm glad we're able to share her.

Rosa said...

Thanks Tam!
I love you too!!
I'm going to miss you.