Month: July 2016

A Special One

The following is a poem that my lovely-est friend, Bushra wrote for me on my birthday. I read it and re-read it when I feel low.

Happy Birthday to a friend, for whom I wish the world,
a friend who’s worthy of all things good in both worlds.
Happy Birthday to a friend who’s so dear,
a friend who’s always there, from far or near.
Happy Birthday to a friend who’s more than a friend,
a friend who’s like a sibling, a friend till the very end.
Happy Birthday to a friend I deeply treasure,
a friend whose company is always a pleasure.
Happy Birthday to a friend who’s close to perfection,
a friend who can make my day with her love and affection.
Happy Birthday to a friend who’s an inspiration,
a friend who gives me encouragement and motivation.
Happy Birthday to a friend who’s truer than true,
a friend who knows me through and through.
Happy Birthday to one leg of the tripod stand,
a friend who is my right, with Infer being the left, hand.
Happy Birthday to a friend who is the soul of my IBA life,
a friend who is pivotal in all her friends’ lives.
Happy Birthday to a friend who’s seen me at my best,
a friend who’s also seen me cry, scream, whine and the rest.
Happy Birthday to a friend who knows my every weakness,
a friend who chooses, instead, to emphasise my uniqueness.
Happy Birthday to a friend named Ilsa – a soul so pure –
a friend who’ll reach great heights – that’s for sure!