Daleen Enslinstrydom

(25-02-1967 / Springs, South Africa)

A Female Friend


A good friend makes life easier
when destiny covers you with a dark blanket
and you have got nowhere to hide
she is there with a cup of tea
and a listening ear.

When the shoe of life does not fit anymore
she will be the one suggesting to get rid of it.
In the biggest shopping-mall she will help you find
whatever you do need
and when the scale indicates some gained weight
she will always say: “there is just a little more to love.”

She is the one that leaves messages on your phone
that says that she has prayed for you.
She is a person that helps carry the burdens of life
but does not get involved
and she always points you back to the cross of Christ..

A stone on the roof of the house,
a hello at the front gate,
a knock on the window of your car,
a card just to say: “I am thinking of you, ”
a hug and a kiss on the cheek and a tear
that is mutually shed
and a hand when the washing machine is out of order
and the basin is overflowing
and the dishes want to run away with the spoons
is the kind of friend that she is
and she does all of this because she wants to
and she is the one that understands
as she is a little bit like me.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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