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Rest In Peace, My Friend...

Updated on November 13, 2011

This poem is a tribute to my dearest friend whom I recently lost... It might not be the best one I have written but the feelings attached to it are the most intense...

RIP... You will never be forgotten...

One night,

The phone rang.

The words I heard,

In my mind still hang,

Haunting me...


"Raghav, your friend is dead."

My heart skipped a beat.

I felt a chill down my spine,

Even in this intense heat.


The words clogged my mind,

Their burden, I could not bear.

The phone dropped from my hand,

Silence hung in the air.


I gasped for breath.

But it had been sucked away.

I fell on the floor choking,

As my world was being taken away.


My mind had gone bizarre,

Memories flashed.

I couldn't control the overflow of emotions,

Everything... trashed.


I went to the window,

I needed air.

And I saw the park bench,

We used to play there...

As kids.


I went near the bench,

I still could feel him near me.

I sat down and cried and cried and cried...

He was not there to comfort me.


I sat and wept there for long.

But the tears did not seem to stop.

I finally looked up to the sky and said,

"You might have left this world buddy,

But with that our friendship does not end...

And I etched these words on that bench,

~~Rest In Peace, My Friend...~~

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