A Fairy Tale
They know help and love is a phone call away,
And always can turn to a friend who will say,
“How wonderful to talk, let’s have lunch or some wine,”
And feel each other important enough to make time.
They are lucky to have what is rare and so good,
They love one another like a family should.
They are sisters in every way except birth,
And their friendship will last, to the ends of the earth.
Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Retail,
There was a fine store that covered every last detail.
Nice shirts, pants, and dresses for ladies so fair,
That no other shop in the land could compare.
The ladies who worked there were flawless and graceful,
Ever remaining charming and tasteful.
Each one was a Princess, so noble and witty,
And all had the good fortune to be very pretty!
They folded and straightened, rehung and rang up,
All in the effort to help customers dress up.
They helped others fit into clothes two sizes too small,
And told them how lovely they’d be at the ball.
The ladies worked tirelessly through day and through night,
Suffering sore feet from shoes that were tight.
They smiled at the dragons that came through the doors,
And whispered of opportunities upon other shores.
They labored together through thick and through thin,
Until, one by one, their ships had come in!
They went separate ways, bravely facing the unknown,
Yet always found peace with the ones they had known.
They performed heroic tasks for one another,
Babysitting, party planning, advice as a mother.
Some nursing, some therapy, some reality checks,
Always given with love and friendly respect.
The days in the Kingdom of Retail are past,
But the bonds of friendship have held firm and fast.
Now the ladies have differing courses and lives,
But return to each other like bees to their hives.
They work, they have children, some have earned new degrees,
Some will move, some will stay, some will go overseas!
But no matter the distance, or time or the place,
The ladies feel safe in their friendship “home base”.