Mort Walker: A friendly world
Editor’s note: Stamford resident Mort Walker wrote this poem on the eve of the new year. Walker, 93, is creator of the 66-year-old “Beetle Bailey,” which holds the record for longest-running comic strip produced by its creator.
I like everyone
I wish everyone liked me.
Just think how great
This world would be
If everyone liked everyone,
There would be no wars,
You wouldn’t need to lock your doors.
You could walk down the street at night,
And smile at everyone in sight,
With no fear of harm, no need for alarm.
We’re all good friends, good to the end.
So how do we change the world that way?
First watch every word you say,
No criticism or words of hate,
Just nice compliments you create.
Be kind, be good, and spread some joy.
You’ll always hear a nice “Ahoy!”