When I got to know you
we were barely five or four
there might have been others before you
I scarcely remember if them I did adore!
What bound and united us then
remains difficult to explain till date,
we are as different as chalk and cheese
so maybe it was karma or plain fate!
I was dark, skinny and quite shy
you tall, fair, pretty and brainy to boot
all things considered
we were mismatched, to tell you the truth!
We were never the ones to take things lying down
together we were sisters in arms, having each others back
your enemy was mine too, as was mine yours
taking up the cudgels for each other, we often cut each other slack!
Despite marriage, kids and distance
this unlikely alliance has survived till date
we have remained committed to our friendship
though along the way we gathered many a mates!
We may not meet often but our bond gives us comfort
for first friendship is like first crush
it can never be easily forgotten
years may have gone by, it is still in its first flush!