A Bottle And Friend

There's nane that's blest of human kind,
But the cheerful and the gay, man,
Fal, la, la, &c.

Here's a bottle and an honest friend!
What wad ye wish for mair, man?
Wha kens, before his life may end,
What his share may be o' care, man?

Then catch the moments as they fly,
And use them as ye ought, man:
Believe me, happiness is shy,
And comes not aye when sought, man.

by Robert Burns

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Then catch the moments as they fly, And use them as ye ought, man: Believe me, happiness is shy, And comes not aye when sought, man.
" Happiness is shy And comes not aye when sought" Great truth depicted
yep me too we have an assignment and that is to look up poems about friendship and copy the link and send it to our teacher
shortpoem thank i need this for my school poem compitition
'Believe me, happiness is shy, And comes not aye when sought, man.' - True, it often is just like that!
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