Wednesday, September 05, 2007

for you, my friend........3WW

hiding her tears
beneath those sunglasses,
she tries to control
her emotions run wild.
thoughts pound
at the doorway
of her mind.

sitting still in repose-
she prays fervently
for her friend
to have a swift recovery.


When I met you for the first time after 17 years, I could not contain my happiness. One look at you and I felt I was looking back on time. We were both studying to be teachers. In our group of eight, you were the youngest. You with your smiling disposition, your ever-helpful nature, your positive outlook, and your playful nature, endeared yourself to us. We considered you the baby and treated you thus. We showered you with affection as well as bullying you a few of the times.

After completed our teaching degrees, we went our ways. We lost touch. What I heard, you eventually got a job in the same department as I, got married and had a child. Suddenly I see you transferred to the same school where I am teaching. You too are teaching the same subject as me, mathematics. More important, both of us from the Chemistry background.


We picked up the threads from where we left off. As if the years between, had not happened. As if we had never parted. As if there had not been any changes in our lives. You filled that gap I never realised I had. Many are surprised by the way we warmed up to each other. It did not surprise us. We know where we stand with each other. We know where to draw the line. We just know without being told. We know each other. Period.

Why did it have to happen now? You are in your prime of life. You have a young son to look after. You have a caring husband. Your father-in-law loves you like his daughter he never had.

I pray that you get well soon. It is your battle and you have to fight it. We are with you. I do not care what the doctors say. I know you have to get well. YOU HAVE TO. For us. For yourself. There is no other way. We need you. Yes, I need your presence in this world. To make it a better place for me. I am that selfish. Come, stand with me now. You can do that.

Here, I send you all my positive energy. All the positive vibes I can harness. Of course, you have my love.


19 comments:

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

I hope she gets well soon. It is never the right time.

Rose

xo

gautami tripathy said...

Rose, thanks. I need your prayers for her.

Brian said...

We will Gautami. It is perhaps the very fact that you have both reconnected that brings her to this moment. Friends like you are very rare and your support and prayers for her are needed.

(((((hugs))))

floots said...

my thoughts are with you both

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

What a beautiful plea... a promise of the heart.
I am blessed with a few friendships like that, the ones that time cannot touch. Aren't they precious.

I will keep you both in my prayers, and ask for healing and strength.

Best,
Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Fledgling Poet said...

I'm so sorry about your friend, Gautami...I will put her in my prayers. I know what it means to have a friend this special -- they don't come along very often.

Don Iannone said...

Beautiful said, and you have my prayerful thoughts at this time.

pia said...

The poem is beautiful but more importantly I hope that your friend recovers and send out many positive thoughts

Maybe you and your friend reconnected for her to have some of your strength

But save some for yourself--and my thoughts go out to you also

tumblewords said...

I'll add my prayers and energy for your friend's rapid recovery. A lovely, heartfelt post. Warm and honest. Good luck!

Antoine said...

She must be a true friend,worth the lovely poem and all the prayers. She cannot get a better dedication than this one. Lovely

Michelle Johnson said...

I hope this finds you receiving good news about your friend. Prayers and hugs from me. Your piece was heartfelt by many today.

Good Wishes
Michelle

TC said...

This whole thing was really beautiful.

When you have a friendship like that, you absolutely cannot afford to let go.

My favorite line: You filled that gap I never realised I had.

That's what real friendship is about: filling those gaps before we ever notice them.

I hope she gets well.

BreadBox said...

My thoughts are with her, and with you too --- as are Michele's if she reads this, I am sure.

(Hugs)
N.

Manky said...

What a moving and deftly worded tribute to your friend. You've put her in my thoughts; I'll put her in my prayers.

Bone said...

We picked up the threads from where we left off. As if the years between, had not happened. As if we had never parted. As if there had not been any changes in our lives. You filled that gap I never realised I had. Many are surprised by the way we warmed up to each other. It did not surprise us. We know where we stand with each other. We know where to draw the line. We just know without being told. We know each other. Period.

Sorry to quote so much, but that was a perfect paragraph. A perfect description of a special relationship.

Sounds like you are both blessed to have been reconnecting. I hope she gets well soon.

writerwoman said...

I will pray for your friend.

The poem at the start of this was very touching. The whole story is a bueatiful testament to friendship,

Marie said...

With a friendship like that, you deserve to be selfish...it is rare...

A Tag Along Traveler said...

Thoughts of hope I send your way. wonderful job.

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Gautami, I am sending her prayers and all the energy I have stored up. You both are lucky to have found that special a friendship.