In Search of a Title

No, not for my post.  That really is the title for today’s mutterings.  What I need is to know if there’s really a title for the poem below.  It was read at Pop’s funeral with the title of “Gift of Thistle” which Google tells me is a bagpipe instrumental from Braveheart.  As near as I can tell, it’s a collection of friendship quotes from anonymous sources, but if it is indeed a poem, especially if it has an author, I’d like to give credit appropriately.

The best kind of friend
Is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with,
Never say a word, and then walk away
Feeling like it was the best conversation you’ve ever had

It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it,
But it’s also true that we don’t know
What we’ve been missing until it arrivesGiving someone all your love
Is never an assurance that they’ll love you back!
Don’t expect love in return;
Just wait for it to grow in their heart
But if it doesn’t, be content it grew in yours.
It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone,
An hour to like someone,
And a day to love someone
But it takes a lifetime to forget someone

Don’t go for looks; they can deceive
Don’t go for wealth; even that fades away.
Go for someone who makes you smile
Because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
Find the one that makes your heart smile

May you have
Enough happiness to make you sweet,
Enough trials to make you strong,
Enough sorrow to keep you human,
Enough hope to make you happy

Always put yourself in others’ shoes.
If you feel that it hurts you,
It probably hurts the other person, too

The happiest people
Don’t necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything that comes along their way

Happiness lies for those who cry,
Those who hurt, those who have searched,
And those who have tried,
For only they can appreciate the importance of people
Who have touched their lives

When you were born, you were crying
And everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so that when you die,
You’re the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying




Well?  Can you help a girl with this little mystery?  I’m not much of a sleuth, so any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

In other news, the Knight had a reaction to Z-pak.  The skin on the back of his hands and fingers is peeling away, and our doctor has decided that the antibiotics are to blame.  (Hey, Rosanne!  There’s a new PA there.  Our pal is gone, and the Knight was too happy to ask for details.)  The cure is worse than the “disease” in my opinion; he has to sleep with Vaseline and gloves on until the skin recovers. 

Sorry for the lack of photos, but I don’t think you care to see his hands.  Come back tomorrow for photos, of something dog related anyway.  WordPress doesn’t seem to be interested in returning the tree button…  POUT!

ETA – I don’t know why WordPress won’t center the whole poem.  It’s centered in the box when I compose the post, but no matter what I do, it won’t center the whole thing.  Bad, BAD WordPress!


10 comments on “In Search of a Title

  1. Dawn says:

    What a beautiful poem! Tears down my face! Feel sorry for the Knight..I have so many med allergies. Take care and thinking about you! hugs

  2. Kathy says:

    I’m not sure but I think those are excerpts put together into one. A few of them have been signed anonymous on the net when I did a little research.
    I could be wrong which would prove my sleuthing is not very good. Anyway, it is very touching.
    Hope the Knight improves quickly. You with sunburn and him with med allergies makes for a very compatible couple:)

  3. Mary says:

    I’ve read some of those poems but at the moment am clueless, but none the less they are Beautiful words!!
    Oh the poor Knight, hope that heals quickly for him.

  4. Terrie says:

    That’s a beautiful poem! I wasn’t able to find much on it either, but I did find a mention of it being a “Friendship Poem”.

    I hope the Knight heals quickly!!

  5. Wendy says:

    I agree. I think those are all sperate quotes that were lumped together. Together they make a beautiful statement. I hope that you are able to find something bright and cheerful in each day.

  6. Anniebananie says:

    I’m in agreement with Wendy and Kathy. They are all snippets and other pieces blended together, so I don’t think there is a way to provide source information.

    I am so sorry about the Knight’s reaction. Uugh. I hope his hands heal quickly.

    And yes, you did try to warn me about FSBC. However Glenmore was much nicer last night! 🙂

    At work today… email me there…

  7. Nancy says:

    I, too, am in agreement with the others that these were quotes/sayings that were put together. Some sounded familiar to me, as if I read them somewhere.
    They are lovely, though, and made me smile.

  8. Dianne says:

    Thanks for the sharing the poem (or compilation of poems). Hope the Knight is going better. Vaseline – ugh.

  9. Paula says:

    Oh what a very beautiful poem! I am teary eyed again today reading posts.

    Hope the knight is better.
    Vaseline, ick! But such a miracle cure!

  10. Anita says:

    Wherever they came from they are beautiful….

    I hope the Knights hands are getting better quickly. That is a good fix for your feet too if they are dry & cracked & hurt. 🙂

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