She loves prose in rhyme,
my best partner in crime.
A world traveller,
an intellectual wanderer,
she challenges every notion
questioning your blind devotion.
An unexpected friendship did arise,
in gilded halls meant to make us wise.
Thirteen years later, still going strong,
even though we can both be a bit, headstrong.
Through the perils and the pitfalls,
all of the crazy late night calls,
a powerful bond formed,
until our lives were transformed.
Remember that we shall always remain sisters,
even when age and wine make us cougars.
Let the laughter stay in our hearts,
so the smile is there, even when we part.
Thus this is my birthday gift to you,
for all your hopes and wishes to come true.
© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy
AN: For my best friend, Wendy, who celebrates her birthday today.