My mother taught me this one day
when I was going out to play–
a friend in need
is a friend indeed.
How well I’ve learned that this is true
and so I’ll pass it on to you.
Be kind to everyone you meet
as you go walking down the street.
c Copyright, 2013, Freeda Baker Nichols (Note: a variation of the Butterfly Pattern, syllable count of 8-8-4-4-8-8, rhyme scheme of a, a, b,b,c,c. Often iambic meter.)