My Best Friend

by Kaartika Chitturi

Always with me through thick and thin
Never lets me down in the toughest situations
Shares everything with me
Sacrifices many to be a better friend for me

She brought me into light and happiness
Away from the darkness and loneliness
She was the missing puzzle piece
That made my life complete

She cries with me and laughs with me
She’s weird and silly with me
She knows me inside out
She brings best out of me

She’s my partner in crime
My helper when I need advice
My shoulder when I need to cry
She’s my best friend

Kaartika Chitturi’s “My Best Friend” won first place in the 11-14 poetry category of our 25th Birthday Writing Competition.