A Friend in Need!

I saw an old lady in the park
    Seated upon a wooden bench
        And in her I did see
The strength I needed to carry on and proceed

She seemed so lonely and depressed
    Yet once up close I did see
        A face filled with joy
A face filled with glee, happier than I could be

She was intent upon her work
    She didn’t notice me there
        And she had a walkman on
And in her hand was a pen drawing and writing

She was so happy that I could see
    That some of it rubbed off on me
        And if a lady so old and frail
Could carry on then I knew I could prevail

Seated upon a wooden bench
    I saw an old lady in the park
        I wonder what she would think of me
If she knew of what she did to my heart

I went to the park to help out a friend I need
A friend I had not met yet
She pushed a cart and lived from it too

I went to the park to help out a friend
Only to find out the friend in need was me.
                -1989
                S.R. McEvoy