Let me tell you, my friends are like pancakes on Sunday morning
sticks to you and makes you all warm inside
they allow me to rest my head in a bed of roses
better yet, a bowl of vanilla ice cream
you know me and that doesn’t make you uneasy.
You know exactly who you are, ladies.
A good friend is far and few between
each has the qualities of a perfect Mona Lisa
beautiful, light-hearted, attentive
you’re flawless like Beyonce
beloved like Maya Angelou
your words are soft like a northeast sea breeze and stays with me
even after you leave.
True, a good friend is hard to find
you’re stable like the roots of an oak tree and strong like the backs of my African ancestors
how you love me?
Please, our bond is unshakable.
Your words are refreshing like the cool side of the pillow.
It’s a shame why other girls don’t have this privilege
girlfriends to hold you up
instead of tearing you down
a house of bricks not straw
a slew of positives not flaws.
Truth is, I need you probably more than you need me.
Each of us fit into each others stories like pieces to a puzzle
whether permanently or seasonally
you challenge me; increasingly
to do and be better
all women experienced this
all women had a few Mona’s and Angelou’s in her corner
all women knew how much they are needed
all women knew how precious and essential they are to God’s plan
a vision of women loving intentionally, genuinely
and with abandon.
Truth is, the beauty of friendship is almost absent
in a world where the view of women is recklessly portrayed on reality TV
we women believe we should only connect with others who are like us
wear the same shoes as us
use the same hair products
or eat the same food
as if something as simple as background and race makes bonds a little stronger.
Well, I have a friend in Aix who is the realest chick I’ve ever seen
we struggle to believe that other females can actually help us
contribute excellence and encouragement to our lives
this barrier of lies
hinders the fabric of friendships from even coming into fruition.
So, I make a petition
to you, every diamond dusted
sugar and spice encrusted
marvelously drizzled with love and kindness women
Yes, to you who needs a friend
try being the epitome of friendship
you attract who you are.