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

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True Friendship is Heavenly

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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

Lost friends-cum-brothers

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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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Very lovely poem my friend!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Thank you for such a beautiful poem. My pleasure to vote up! :)


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

WHOA! That is so cool! I voted up for sure.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for sharing with is this part of yourself.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello billybuc,

Your praise is always of great importance. Thanks a lot.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello vocalcoach,

It is my pleasure to receive vote up and your praise for my work. Thank you so much.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello IntegrityYes,

You have always praised my work for that I am grateful to you. Thanks a lot.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Mhatter99,

Thank you for noticing a difference. Thanks again.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A well-versed poem! A befitting poem for Friendship Day which is today! Through your engaging poem, you spoke about the true value of friendship which is like a bridge that binds two people together (particularly best friends) in a lifetime! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Interesting. Voted up


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Very touching and lovely poem on friendship and its character.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Beautiful sentiments and a fitting tribute to your long gone friends on this day Shampa.

Your friends would have been very proud of you.

Voted up & beautiful.


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Friendship is like a book, which takes years to write but takes seconds to burn, well written poem, voted up.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Very well written poem. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Man and woman cannot live a solitary life. That’s why they make friends, and learn the art of making friends from the early time of their life, or to be precise, since their childhood.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Beautiful poem, shampa.

I pray that you share fond memories of your lost friends so that you cherish the time spent with them.

Many votes and sharing it across.


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leenamartha 4 years ago from USA

Nice Hub... Thanks to share with us... :)


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello ishwaryaa22,

I am extremely happy that you liked the poem. The thought you expressed about a true friend has said it all. Thanks for appreciation and for voting up.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello teaches12345,

Thanks a lot for your opinion and wholehearted praise.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello rajan jolly,

Whatever I say about my long gone friends are always less than the love they showered upon me and other friends. Thanks for your kindhearted praise and votes.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello girishpuri,

Your words for friendship is totally apt. Thanks for liking and praise for it.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Thelma Alberts,

Thanks a lot for your read and also for praise .


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Vinaya Ghimire,

Your words rightly express the definition of friendship. Your comment is very valuable..


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Ruchira,

Receiving a comment from you is always a special feeling. The friends were indeed very special and we are going to miss them throughout our lives. Thanks again for votes and sharing..


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello leenamartha,

Thanks a lot for appreciating my hub.


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ignugent17 4 years ago

shanpa sadhya-

You made friendship very meaningful. Thanks for sharing this very beautiful poem and it gives importance to all the friend we have.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello ignugent,

The fact is that the two friends who has left forever and the rest of the group I mentioned in my poem including my husband have made friendship quite meaningful for me. I have my own childhood friends but still these friends have totally broadened my view regarding friendship. I am sure it helped me to come up with a poem like the one you read. Thanks a lot for your sweet praise.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

A very lovely and touching poem, thank you for sharing with us.

Voting up, best wishes Lesley


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sweetie1 4 years ago from India

Happy friendship day to you too Shampa. Very lovely poem. You put your thoughts beautifully on the paper ( in this case on computer)


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

So very nice! Friends are so important. Sometimes we forget just how important they were, especially our childhood friends. If we have lost track of them, sometimes we are lucky enough to find them again. But sometimes we realize too late how important they were. I enjoyed this lovely poem.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Movie Master,

I know I am late in replying you but genuinely speaking I am thankful to you for your sweet appreciating comment. Thanks again.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello sweetie1,

First and foremost I am sorry because of being late in replying. Thanks for your praise. The friends I mentioned were indeed very special.

Belated Happy Friendship Day to you too, Sweetie!.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Cyndi10,

I am very sorry for not replying early. Thank you very much for your appreciation and sincere comment. Your comment on friendship is very true. Thanks again.

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