A Friend

In a world of doubt and shame
I live.
Who is it should take the blame?
I am.
Why me, when millions more must guilty be?
Ah! me!
God teaches us to love and care
I care.
And all our earthly goods to share
I share.

A Friend

A friend in need is a friend indeed
I need.
A friend is one who does not heed
My sin.
Who loves me when the shame and doubt
Creeps in.
Takes my hand my fear casts out
I heal
Teaches me what love is all about
I love.

Sheila Jakobsson