Friends will remain Friends

In our adolescence, we leave our homes to go to colleges and universities for higher studies.  For many of us that would be the first time staying away from home alone.  We make new friends, spend few years of our formative life together, graduate and then move out in search of our livelihood.  In old days, many a times, that was the last time we would meet or correspondance with friends that we spent years together.  Modern technology and social media is making it easier to track old friends whose memories we kept alive for years in our mind.  Alas, with time people change. Memories of distant past and present clash sometimes and produce unexpected results.

Poem below is my feeling about meeting groups of old classmates in social media after decades of being completely out of touch.  Those feelings may resonate with some of my readers.  Appreciate your feedback.

We have traversed distances long
Climbed mountains high
Savored the fruit of success
Rewards of trials and tribulations
Journeyed to far corners of the world
From those days of youthful exuberance
Matured and became gracefully old
Separated by oceans and continents
We drifted far apart
But still striving to stay connected
Cherishing memories of a distant past
When words were playful and pranks aplenty
We who bonded away from our families and homes
Still feel the same about our dear friends of yore
Alas, somewhere along the journey long
With thinning hairs we developed a skin so thin
Words that we won’t give a hoot in our youth
Hurt now deeply, driving a knife into our hearts
Friends, wounded and sullen, move away
Others left to ponder what went wrong
Maybe time will heal and all will be allright again
Till then, hope and pray, with old age
Will grow some thick skin and common sense
Friends will remain friends till we meet again

Author: pranabaxom

Poetry is my passion. I am not a methodical writer. I have no set topics to write about. What I feel, perceive, think about, I will like to share in this blog. I open my mind to the world. Like the weather, sometimes my poems are cloudy, sometimes stormy. I always like to see sunshine streaming through the leaves of trees, so I hope I can share some of those sunshine with my readers.

11 thoughts on “Friends will remain Friends”

    1. It is definitely the plus point of social media.
      On the negative side is the proliferation of forwarded messages and copy and paste messages that clog the message board and leave a bitter taste.


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