hiding her tears
beneath those sunglasses,
she tries to control
her emotions run wild.
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.