A Shabbat Poem for My Best Friend
by Marc Mangel
You are my true best friend
and if I’m lucky, will be so
to the end
I need your warmth and I need your love
They mean so much to me
Without them I could not be free
Your smile graces our house and more
Your spirit helps others to soar
And achieve new heights galore
We’ve been together for such a long time
I wish it forever — for finding you
was a goldmine.
“A valiant wife” — a hackneyed phrase?
I don’t think so — for you are one
and will be so to the end of days
I love you hon.
17 March 1986