BLESSED THE ONE

Blessed the one who realizes
I need a helping hand today
Blessed the one who recognizes
My needs and turns not his face away
Blessed the one who brightens my day
When I'm lonely sad or bored
Blessed the one who shows me the way
Smoothing the ground on this stretch of road

Blessed the one who makes me smile
When the day seems dull and dreary
Blessed the one who stops awhile
To say hello and chat with me
Blessed the one who brings me comfort
And reminisces about the good old days
Blessed the one whose moral support
Provides me strength in times of dismay

Blessed the one who comprehends
My memory is dim my work imperfect
Blessed the one who holds my hand
Seeing my hesitant and tottering gait
Blessed the one who stands by me close
When 'so-called' friends abandon me
Blessed the one who clearly knows
That my sight is poor and blurry

Blessed the one who understands
My infirmity and helps me with my load
Blessed the one who is still my friend
Though gifts and treats I can't afford
Blessed the one who thinks I'm useful
Encouraging me with hopeful words
Blessed the one who boosts my morale
When with problems I'm fraught

Blessed the one who listens to me
And makes me feel relevant
Blessed the one who believes in me
That I'm not antediluvian
Blessed the one who walks with me
On this lap of life's journey
Blessed the one who prays for me
That in mind and body I'm healthy

Thank you friend for being there
At the time and place I need you
Be it balmy or blustery the weather
My journey is easier because of you

Copyright © 2003 Emile S.T.Cheng