Girlhood Pains by Alani Sabrina traces the enduring power of friendship and sisterhood across the passage of time and trials.
I tie my friendships with pink bows,
In prayers, they’ll never leave me alone,
Hold my hand, dear sister,
I’ll promise I’ll never let go if you don’t.
Though the laughter of my newborn sister is long gone,
The stars born from those twinkles,
Still beat as I kneel and wish for her even if she has grown.
My joints ache, my spine bends,
For the weight of my heavy thoughts, it sits upon,
My growing pains still have not rest,
Yet my friendships help carry that heavy weight along.
I may have lost that innocent girlhood,
Along the time sands that the winds have cruelly blown,
But at least the smiles all my loves carry in my memories,
Will help me from being dragged down.