Keeping It Together.

I haven’t been very active lately, with my class 12 and quite a few goodbyes to say. My best friend Palak left for Bombay today, forever. To say it was a tearful affair is an insult. Our group of five people, we were literally sobbing. Also last week, an exchange student Caterina, as good as my sister, who had been Inida for the past year, left and went back. It was also tearful. This poem is for all the goodbyes that we have to say at every turn of our lives:

KEEPING IT TOGETHER
-Specially written for Palak’s and Caterina’s after-farewell

They say people always leave,
And it’s something on which you can grieve.
But grief is like a thief,
Makes happiness short and brief.
There’s always something to be happy about,
Happiness is longer, misery comes in bouts.
Because it’s better to focus on what keeping you together,
Than what’s tearing you apart in this stormy weather.
Emotions, like rain and storm become a whirlwind,
Depression and sorrow always combine.
But joy is like thunder tearing through the sky,
Making its way, fighting by and by.
It’s easier to mope and cry and pout,
Than to see hope and optimism about.
And that when there is no way,
It’s easier to cry than to ask them to stay.
And then there is, for you, a choice,
To relive the past and rejoice,
To love and smile and the moments spent past,
Flooding the mind, as they from the gates of memories, blast.
Because at times, it’s better to focus on what keeping you together,
Than what’s tearing you apart in this stormy weather.

Palak and Me
Palak and Me
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We’re the ones to the right extreme.