She is as graceful as a bird in flight
She is clutzy as a clown in training
Her words cut like glass, and at the same time heal and leave no scar
Quick to be outright and honest
Quicker to soothe a broken heart
Humor is her constant companion
Every side glitters with a new finding of her
Serious about who she is, she will not be moved by opinion
Though you may ne’er agree with some of her
She will leave a mark that will not erase
A best friend, no matter how many years go by.
Prompt: A portrait poem (I have many a great friend, but a best friend remains forever, even when unseen).