I want a friend Someone who I can easily talk to freely That will go shopping with me And give me their opinion honestly Who’s laced with intelligence And knows that having his head on straight is of relevance Someone from whom I can learn a thing or 2 Cause I’m telling you any ole’ man just won’t do One who’s funny and fun to be with And not too laid back, but still cool as sh- - Who sometimes rather laugh than argue But not afraid to disagree if he wants to Who gladly assumes his position as “King of the Castle” Or “Head of the Household”, but At the same time knows That because he’s the “superior” of the home Does not make me “inferior” to him One who possesses the right kind of compatibility Who knows the importance of relationship stability And who has the ability To balance these qualities In a dam near perfect harmony One who is affectionate which is a must Who can moisten me with just the right touch Who can make GOOD love to My heart, soul, and mind I’m talking about the kind of love that is divine - - yeah, that’s fine Now, he can’t be afraid of romance And avoid it like the plague He has to acknowledge it’s worth And in romance willingly engage One who understands that its’ not Me But God who makes him happy For I can only enhance that happiness One who knows that my need to Feel special to him is a special need And the importance of him fulfilling that need Is important indeed! One who knows that when these feelings are reciprocated by me towards him he won’t ever have to doubt for they are sincere And who won’t mistake my genuine concern As being controlling or dominant And when I give suggestions, he Won’t get self-righteous or belligerent And who won’t mistake my wanting to Please him in all of his needs As being a pushover, easy or weak Because I am a Strong Black Sista’ Rooted with pride In search of a man not to Be over or beneath me But by my side Are you out there? Do you hear me? Do you understand? Or is this too much to ask for In A Man?