Saturday, March 22, 2008

A farewell poem

(And so, here is one more attempt to revive my blog.. I thought I could at least start with what I have written already, with a vague hope that this perhaps would help me blog more regularly! :) )

This was a poem, letter or whatever you feel it is, I once wrote for a friend...

Life today comes with so many bells and whistles,
and still you disregard them all and remain simple.
Can't think of anything more befitting, therefore,
than me replacing a fancy decorated coloured card,
with a sheet of white paper drenched in thoughts.

I will never mind that I am repeating it here also,
that sadly the world has gone too much ahead,
where calculation and sophistication rules the day.
But there is humaneness which still peeps through,
and it is through the kid in a few people like you.

If at all there's anything our friendship has taught,
let it be that whenever you sport or bring a smile,
you remember it is because you had been positive,
and that if you be your caring self throughout life,
everything will some day bend over to cushion you.

Nothing will stand forever in the test of time,
Neither you, nor me, nor this frail piece of paper,
But you still treasure ourselves and our friendship,
and maybe these words as well, with utmost happiness,
See how care puts in a smile, amidst imminent doom.

The world will pose itself to be as happy for you,
As your faith makes you think it has actually been.
Forever troubles will come, unknown and threatening,
but hope will step in and stand tall besides you,
tossing them off like footballs on the playground.

Whenever you face an important crossroad in life,
friends and relatives will surely come to help you,
but what finally decides is your attitude and belief,
and a realisation that there is nothing to fear,
but for your conscience which looks from within.

If fate kept us from being friends for a long while,
it also chose the time which made us very good ones.
Mind you, life can never be an optimization problem,
where the best possible options keep you the happiest,
the winner always turns out to be a contented heart.

Even if destiny cruelly decides to erase all memories,
and your will fights out to restore one back to you,
I wish it is that a person known to your name and heart,
will ever be ready to come when you call out for help,
and make you march confidently through the path ahead.



  1. Beautiful poem [:D] Very well written and seems like every word comes from the heart. You should give it to someone as a farewell poem [:p]

  2. I am still wondering who you gave it to :P

  3. @goda: well, you wouldn't like to bid farewell to someone whom feel the poem for, right? :)

    @bulbini: idhellaam pudhusa :D