Sunday, 28 May 2006

I remember you















It was on the roads we met
And on the roads we parted
Without knowing when it was the last
I could not even say goodbye to you
My dear friend
But I remember you…

I remember you
When I stand on the beach
Facing the sea
While waves wash my feet and
Breeze blows into my face
I remember you

I remember your looks
The first time we met
The clothes you were wearing
The color of your lips
The spring in your walk
The energy in your talk

I remember our first kiss
When you grabbed me like a child
And I had no clue
How to console you
The rest is a story
Buried in the history

I remember you when it rains
And that familiar smell fills the ambience
That smell of soil, leaves and pollens
And I get wet without your umbrella
And catch cold
My eyes look at the door for you

While I lie in the bed

I remember you
When there is a party
And people dance
When there is fashion show
And models walk on the ramp
I remember you my dear friend

I remember you
When I walk at night at India Gate
Thinking of country’s fate
Ups and downs in the nation’s life
Poverty, corruption and other strife
Would there be a better tomorrow
A future for all free from sorrow

I remember you
When I am down and sad
Sometimes going mad
The unforgettable words you said
That the best is yet to come and
Tomorrow would be a brighter sun

I remember you
When a balloon-boy walks up to me
With those heart-shaped colorful balloons in his hand
Those that go up high
I still buy one or two
And let them loose in the sky

I remember you
When the spring brings
The shiny yellow flowers
On the Amaltas trees
And that yellow flowerbed
Awaits us to softly tread

I remember you
When I go back to JNU
And sit at PSR
Watching the sunset
Looking at what I left behind
Tracing our footprints in the sands of time


JNU-Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-India’s premier University
PSR- Partha Sarthy Rocks- The highest point in Delhi located inside JNU and a meeting point for lovers
Amaltas- A tree with beautiful yellow flowers in spring that look like bunches of grapes

14 Comments:

Blogger mab said...

oh abhay, this was just lovely; your vivid rich imagery painted a picture of love and tribute...well done! loved this!!! bravo!

mab

29/5/06 12:31 am  
Blogger abhay k said...

Thanks mab,
You are always kind with your words and comments..,its great having you on my blog..

29/5/06 12:36 pm  
Anonymous Danny said...

This is sad and sweet. Thanks for dropping by...

29/5/06 6:41 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

hi Danny,
thanks for visiting me...

29/5/06 10:31 pm  
Blogger Shaneena said...

Seems you are quite a romantic!

29/5/06 10:39 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Sha,
Thats true for good or bad...how about you...I love the little wonders that life offers every moments and i never get tired of them..

29/5/06 10:50 pm  
Blogger rachana said...

some memories are too precious,,we love to have them always with us.......

30/5/06 1:45 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Truly Rachana, so precious that you donot want to share them even sometimes...

31/5/06 12:57 am  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Your poetry is amazing! Such a lovely tribute to a special love.

31/5/06 4:23 am  
Blogger abhay k said...

Thanks Paris,
It just came to my mind while i got over with my exams...to move on in life means that you make peace with your past...be grateful that it happened and then start once again a new life..

31/5/06 12:18 pm  
Blogger Kayla said...

There's poetry and romance everyday in life, but we don't realize sometimes until it's gone. Thank you.

1/6/06 8:48 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Kayla,
thanks for visiting and even if some of us see beauty in life everyday in everything we do is good enough...beautiful enough..

2/6/06 1:41 am  
Blogger cargwaps said...

wow! i liked this poem. i liked how simple and honest it was. ^___^ i hope to read more of your poems. i'll visit again soon!

p.s. thanks for leaving a comment on my site. :)

2/6/06 1:20 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

hi Cargwaps,
welcome to I&U,
Thank you so much for your kind words..I am so happy that you saw honesty in this...
See you here more often..

2/6/06 1:36 pm  

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