Allene Keller never told anyone but her daughter that she wrote poetry; when she passed in 2001, she left behind a notebook full of typed poems going back to the 1950s, written on the topics of everyday life.
There's nothing in this whole wide world
Can take the place of friends.
You share the joys of life with them.
On them you can depend.
A friend is like a piece of gold
Their hearts are staunch and true.
And when trouble seems to come your way,
They share that part with you.
Yes ... life is full of joys and woes.
On that you can depend.
But life is made more wonderful ...
When you have some special friends.