I have a friend from a far-away land
where the women are beautiful,
draped in vivid colors,
with thick, black crowns of glory,
that sway as they dance
and entice the men who admire them.
They are all that is beautiful
with timid but searching black eyes
under ebony lashes.
Most men ache for such women,
My friend is unique, though admittedly,
the only one of his type that I know.
His beauty runs deep
where his soul pulses.
He is a thinker of life.
He plans his future and his place in the world.
His vocabulary includes words such as
beautiful to describe life's experiences,
and the people of the world.
His heart's eyes search for beauty
in all that he does,
but without naivete.
His secrets are the untapped beauties
beneath his surface.
Though we stand on distant, separate piers,
I am blessed to have a glimpse
of such a rare jewel.
While our lives are worlds apart,
we share a bridge of understanding
that I hope withstands all of time.
May you find your kindred spirit
with whom to share all of your dreams.
May you live a long and thoughtful life,
and be blessed in the ways you bless others.