Today I was going to write about books and stuff, but then I saw something on my Facebook wall that seemed more important. I’ve been experiencing a lot of friend related drama recently… so this poem seemed like the perfect thing to share with you:
Best friends are the ones who will tell you what they really think of you,
Those who will give you a big kick up the ass for being a twat,
The ones you share all those secret whispers with, even though you wouldn’t mutter them to anyone else,
The people who will always have a hug ready for you when you crash back down to reality,
Those ones who see how vulnerable and crazy you really are,
They’re the amazing people who will love you no matter what stupid shit you say or do, because they always see through those shields and masks you put up or on,
They’re the reason for the words ‘true friend’.
By Gabrielle Watson
This was written by my friend Gabby, and there is just so much truth in these words. She is one of those people completely free from pretension, she writes poetry because it helps her organise that brain of hers. Her words are raw, and full of truth and love, and they describe her perfectly. I’m thankful every day that I have someone like that in my life. I’m lucky, I actually have two people like that.
These are the people we need to think about on the days we feel completely alone, or the days when we just feel hurt by something someone’s said. The days when all you want is someone else to make the effort with you, the days you just want to talk, the days you feel betrayed or rejected, the days filled with boy drama. I hope everyone that reads this can say they have one of these amazing people on the other end of the phone, and I hope you never push him/her away because real, true, enduring friends are priceless and bloody hard to find.
P.S. I’m sorry if I sound a bit sappy or like I’m quoting the Mastercard advert, I guess I’m just having one of those days!