I love shorter nights and longer days, due to some absurd reason. But that day I literally wanted night to last forever long, something which will not end till the doomsday.
It was 1:20 am by my watch and we both were holding tea in our respective thermocol glass, which was slowly losing it's warmth in the cold weather.
Complete silence. We could hear the dew drops slowly settling on the leaves. We could hear tea being boiled in the pan on at the tea stall.
He spoke, breaking the silence, "Megha, I think, I should go now. I have my flight tomorrow. Got to do lots of packing."
"Umm... yeah... But... Are you sure you wanna leave Delhi forever and go to an extremely unfamiliar place like Chennai for your graduation?" My hands almost freezed, my limbs started to shake when I was saying that all.
"Yeah, I'm sure... I will be happy there. After all Delhi hasn't been kind to me, I got nothing here." He spoke without any hesitation.
(What? You got nothing? Who the hell am I then? We met 4 years ago at this stall.. and now you wanna leave this place?) The cortex of my brain constantly poked such thoughts into my veins.
"So will you come to meet me? Like in a month, in a year or so?" I asked.
"Naa yaar, why will I? Though you are my best friend, and you'll be missed. But I just won't return." He didn't stammered.
Aah! Okay fine. We will stay in touch." I ended the conversation.
We sipped the tea which apparently happen to lose it's warmth. And waited at the roadside for the sun to rise.
It was 4:20. We sat in the car, he drove me back to my place.
It was 4:53, when the car stopped at my not so desired destination, my heart sank down into the oceans.
It was 4:55, when we both were out of the car.
It was 5:00 when I hugged him, bidding a farewell.
It was 5:04 when he left. He left me forever.
There is a guilt that I may die with, I could never confess him that how truly I loved him. I could never confess him that he was more than a best friend to me.
And now it's been 2 years since Chirag left, and you know what hurts?
Rainforests no more . Amazon on fire . Lands of the forest , Besieged by greed . The woods Whisper in Tones hushed , Of how the Zephyr's so calm . For gone are the trees And no more leaves For her to prance .
No Nightingale songs That fill the air . No eagles that soar . Ravaged lairs . A haven Turned hell , The day mankind Stepped in . No more rivers that flow As their water Is pure filth . //How far will you go to satiate your greed You have no soul , oh ! You pitiful breed//
A point to ponder ... Value what has been bestowed upon us by nature . Poaching . Deforestation . Exhaustive agriculture . Everything is taking away what was once such a splendid part of our nature .
You left.. Leaving the wounds deep, A void in me.. You emptied me of hope, Of trust
You left.. With lessons deep Never would I fall in for Someone's smile And the eyes now For they all lie..
I wanted to be freed And now that I am free I find the freedom illusory
You left.. With no words (And this silence is eating me from within) You left.. Like the way I did Three years back
Things seem to be repeating Only that the characters are reversed You might be sad too For perhaps I misunderstood you But it was being so much for me to keep holding the dead string.. And now that I dropped down the string Something inside me has died..
Perhaps you forgot saying one last time GOODBYE Well it's good you didn't speak For goodbyes are never good (But neither is the silence)..
And I won't come in your path now But trust me Never had I wished anything bad for you And never would.. Your smile cures Keep smiling (Only that this time your smile would hurt)
Well it's good I could never make a place in your heart This realization would help me going(afar) It's good that you never attached yourself to me This realization would hurt less..
Perhaps you forgot to say one last time GOODBYE Well it's good you didn't speak For goodbyes are never good (But neither is the silence)
Perhaps you forgot wishing HAPPY NEW YEAR! (I did but the message didn't reach you and it never will)..
Most of us are familiar with the famous New Year's Eve song "Auld Lang Syne," written by the Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788, and later set to an old folk tune. The words "auld lang syne" translate to "old long since," which essentially means "days gone by." In the following piece, I've rewritten the song with my own words while doing my best to stay true to the overall tune and meaning of the timeless classic. A very happy New Year to one and all! May it be our best year yet! Blessings, Carolyn
DAYS GONE BY by Carolyn Glackin May love and laughter fill our hearts And fond memories fill our mind Let's take the good and skip the rest As we leave this year behind
We'll mend the bridges that we've burned For surely there's still time So happily we shall rejoice As onward we doth climb
So raise your glass and give a toast For all the days gone by With thanks and praise we sing the song The song of auld lang syne
Oh days gone by are cherished yet And in our hearts they'll stay Now raise your glass in merriment For this is New Year's day!
So treasured are the days gone by While welcoming the new So blessed are we surrounded by Dear friendships tried and true
My darling friends, what's mine is yours And you say what's yours is mine Let's share a cup of kindness now For auld lang syne. Copyright Carolyn Glackin 12/31/2019
*The phrases "auld lang syne," and "cup of kindness" are credited to Robert Burns.