Verse 1503 - My Friend.

"I'd like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me;
I'd like to be the help that you've been always glad to be;
I'd like to mean as much to you each minute of the day
As you have meant, old friend of mine, to me along the way.

And that's why I am wishing now that I could but repay;
A portion of the gladness that you've strewn along my way
And could I have now just one wish this only would it be:
I'd like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me."

(Edgar A. Guest)