To thou… my parting friend

a poem by Hari Krishnan

To thou, my parting friend,
My heart, with happiness, I lend.
As every tear brings back reminiscence,
As every prank has a glare of friendly innocence,
When the days to follow hence,
Shall create between us a distance.
And as sail shall you beyond the horizon,
Where, eyes fail to see and ears fail to hear,
Yet, this heart shall beat and the soul shall weep,
With a life to fight and nothing to defend.
On this shore, shall I wait for you my friend,
Where with every dusk shall I pine for a dawn.
When tread shall you the tides,
When traverse shall you the storm,
When own shall you the ocean,
Then breath life shall every nostalgic notion,
Till yesterday, by my side,
From today, behind my eyelids,
Time has taken you away,
We part ways, only to meet somewhere, one day.
At the crossroads of life when we shall meet,
I know, you would have tears to reveal,
Just I would have wounds to heal.
Left what is, a little bit of life,
Let’s be merry rather than be in strife.
The genesis had begun, and hope that the end is nowhere near,
To both of us – our friendship is dear.
May be unto morrow’s dawn or may be not even a mile,
Into the twilight of our lives,
Lets stride with a smile,
Together again – with a smile.