Friend, if you’ve got a hand on your shoulder
A smile from the eyes of a lover nearby
A fire to warm your hands when it’s colder
There isn’t much more to be had in this life.
Friend, if you’ve heard a simple, “I love you,”
Spoken sincerely with actions to show
Bread in your belly and work that inspires you
There isn’t much more that a body can know.
Friend, if you’ve gotten enough you can share it
A thanks for the Giver, a moment to heed
If you’ve one day—a day just for living—
Then, friend, that is all. All that you need.