Thurman P. Woodfork


Friendship’s eyes are full of sunshine,
Understanding, trust, and care;
Friendship’s smile brightens your heart;
It banishes darkness hiding there.

Friendship’s touch bolsters courage
With added strength to banish doubt;
Friendship always finds your sorrows,
And one by one, helps cast them out.

Friendship’s strength guards you always
Never wavering, ever true;
Friendship nurtures the God-given grace
That dwells, constant, inside of you.

Hold it closely, treasure it dearly,
Warm and hallowed within your soul;
When evil seeks to splinter your world
Friendship’s bonds will keep it whole.

Author’s Note: For Vietnam Veterans Only