Sharing a poem written last year, for a person who became my best friend.
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Sometimes, you meet a person and instantly feel a connection. Such is their touch that you feel that you know them since forever. You get lost with them -the bonhomie, the friendly banter sweetens your life with love, care and friendship -and you wish that life would go on like this forever, neverending.
But then life happens and they leave you for some reason -work, studies, family. And you can’t believe that they are leaving -that this is coming to an end. But the journey together might be short, their memories are etched for eternity .
We all must have met someone like this.
I met someone six months back and she became my best friend, my partner in crime. In those six months we shared lots of moments that are worth remembering for life. But then she left the city last month for work.
I wrote this the night before she left the city.
कुछ शामें रह गयी अधूरी सी,
कुछ बातें रह गयी नही पूरी सी.
वो किस्से अभी भी बाकी हैं,
वो वादें अभी भी निभाने हैं.
अभी बारिश मे भीगे कहाँ?
अभी छीटों मे खेले कहाँ?
ना भूले अभी, ना भटके अभी,
ना देखा शहर का हर कोना हर गली.
जा रहे हो फिर भी छोड़ कर अकेले तुम हमें,
यादों के इस भवर में, अतीत के इस बवंडर मे.
एक आस तो देते जाओ जाते जाते,
ताकि जी सकें हम तुम्हारी यादों की इन उलझन मे.
. . .
Some evenings have remained inadequate,
some talks have remained incomplete.
Those stories are still to be told,
those promises are still to be hold.
We haven’t danced in the rain yet,
we haven’t played with sprinkles yet.
We are yet to get lost in each other thoughts,
we are yet to explore this city and its unknown roads.
Still you are going, leaving me behind, all alone
in the maelstrom of your memories, in the chaos of your fantasies.
At least give a hope before you leave me, so that
I can survive in the infinite knots of your memories.
. . .