Sunday, 14 March 2010

An Ode To A Friend

I could not but be. I know.

I may not awaken to
Each dawn
With your memory-
Yet, not a day
Passes by,
When, forgotten,
You are.

I know, I could not but be.

In every joy, I may not
Wish to call out to you.
But in every tear,
I miss you.
Devoid of your smile,
Your words,
I feel hollow.

I could not but be. I know.

I may not think of you
In a crowd.
But in the solitude of me,
I find that space
Where only you,
And you could be.

I know. I could not but be.

In the selfishness
Of a moment,
I let go, of you,
And our yesterdays-
To clutch onto
The tomorrows,
I dreamt of.

I could not but be. I know.

This stranger, I am
Today, has lost a friend.
But the friend
That you have always been
Would forever be.
Sorry, I could not be more-
Sorry, I could not but be.


  1. that was quite moving....when you lose someone you've known and been close to, it always leaves a mark, though it may have been only due to circumstances...

    It's so good to be reading your work again Sashu!!

  2. Very emotional. touches your heart Sashu. YOUr signature is all over it. Lovely.

  3. Fan-freaking-tastic!

    Where have I been?

  4. @ Aayu : yes indeed, when you lose someone dear it always leaves a mark! :)

    @ Soumya : You know to make me smile :)

    @ Hirak : am screaming wow!! hehe :)thank ya!




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