Friends Remembered (Poem)
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.— Charles Caleb Colton
Great to be Together
True Friendship is Heavenly
A Tribute on Friendship Day
Whenever I sit on my terrace
Astonishingly, curiously and lovingly
I gaze at the sky.
Once I gazed and gazed
Unknowingly for quite a long
A sudden uproar led
My gazing trip to death
I then seemed to wake up
Found myself a little confused and sad.
Wondered what happened
Later, I understood
I had trodden down the memory lane
That’s which continues to pain.
Anxiously I searched for
Two faces those were very familiar
Presently are in heaven
Never to come back again.
Died in their early forties
Succumbed due to mental stress
Ill fate when struck them hard
Friends failed to reach out
Long distance was the cause behind, and,
Hearts of the childhood friends were torn apart.
Both the loving friends left forever
In a very similar manner
Two such tragedies within a couple of years
Left no childhood friends without tears
Among the mourners one was my husband
I too felt completely shattered.
Those lost loving friends
Considered as an asset of life
I on the other hand
As I was never treated
Only like a friend’s wife
Rather love and care I received
Like a friendly younger sister of theirs.
On World Friendship Day
A wholehearted tribute I pay
To my lost friends-cum-brothers:
Every friend till date cherishes
Those moments they spent together
Thoughts of theirs are our loved possession
Time will fly but not our loving memories
As we have embossed them in our hearts.
True friends are the ones who never leave your heart, even if they leave your life for a while. Even after years apart, you pick up with them right where you left off, and even if they die they're never dead in your heart.— Unknown
Vacuum created by Friend's Death
It is a fact that when a loving friend departs from this earth a vacuum in another friend's heart is created. Nothing can fulfil that gap because the time spent with the friend who passed away cannot be taken by anyone in the present. It is the fact that life doesn't stop after someone's death but it certainly changes. With time the expression of feeling gets milder but if the friend's loss is discussed openly then the grief of missing them gets reflected on their face and in their voice.
Childhood friends are unforgettable due to various reasons and if a death takes place then the loss remains irreparable. What makes childhood friends so special and why their death leaves a vacuum in one's life can be listed as:
1. Who can take away the memories related to childhood mischief?
2. What about the fights and the friendship after it?
3. Remembering friends while talking about bunking classes for movies.
4. Getting all sorts of help such as notes, informations and so on.
5. Enjoying birthday parties together.
6. Sharing secrets of each other.
7. Playing, having fun and getting punishment together.
8. Talking nonsense is an all time favourite pastime of true friends.
9. Remembering friends brightens the mood
10. Tight lipped about each others secrets unless assured of not pushing one another in deep trouble
The fact is, the moments are uncountable and so it is quite natural that if one such friend is lost forever then nothing can fill the vacuum created by it. Friendship is not only about indulging into fun and frolic but it teaches a lesson of love, caring and sharing. It even teaches how to guard and guide a dear person so that the other one does not fall into a trouble. Through friendship one learns to love a person who is not a member of one's own family and starts an unending bond that has no substitute.
World Friendship Day
Every year the first Sunday of August is celebrated as the World Friendship Day. Happy Friendship Day to everybody and I sincerely wish that everyone in their lifetime may have more and more special friends. It is certainly a pleasure and a great treasure. In 2016, the World Friendship Day will fall on 7th August. Cheer up and celebrate it to its utmost!
A Friend's Untimely Death
Recently, I came to know about the death of one of my classmates. Though it's a long time I met her last the news of her death took me back to my school days. I instantly felt an intense pain. She was an introvert but very well behaved girl. Her sufferings took her away from this world very early but what she left behind is her loving qualities.Every friend of her including me will fondly remember her as a very sweet and loving friend. Death of a loving person is always painful but if it is untimely then coping up with it becomes difficult. May God bless her soul!
The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.— Seneca
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