COMFORT


Nothing soothes a troubled soul
Like a friend who has known trouble,
Who has also seen their shattered life,
And stood among the rubble.

Nothing warms a troubled heart
Like a friend who has also cried,
Who has also seen the walls tumble down
No matter how hard she tried.

Nothing calms a troubled mind
Like a friend who has walked the walk,
Travelled long distances with you
And also talked the talk.

Nothing restores a damaged heart
Like a friend whose dragons are slain,
Who will help you slay your own
And lift you to your feet again.

Nothing brings joy to a loving heart
Than a heart prepared to share,
To feel your pain and walk with you
And willingly show their care.

It is true I've found
In this world of froth and bubble ~
Nothing soothes a troubled soul
Like a friend who has known trouble.


Linda J. Vaughan


July 2006


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