Farewell My Friend, not Fare well

 

A Preview for the poem:

I wrote this poem 4 months back so that it can be used by a school in Chennai to sing it in their farewell day. Unfortunately, I do not know how that fared and did not see it performed. Friendship is both scarce as well as abundant in this world. It is a bond between friends that is powerful and eternal, yet frays with time. The Farewell day is the day when we are not sure of the future and just wish that things work out in the future. This poem is for all those who are in the cusp where they see themselves leaving their friends to make something new for themselves.

Lyrics:

Please don’t go away,

Please don’t go away

Grace my path today;

Stay here and make my day

Ahoy friend!!!

This day is not the end.

This day is a journey when

We start together, go on together

Hearts and breath together

A path unknown, each other for support

This day is the day of miracles,

Live for me and I live for thee

Please don’t go away,

Please don’t go away

Grace my path today

Stay here and make my day

A year of affection, a life of togetherness,

Man and man – this year of friendship.

’12 out ’13 in: I have seen

Companionship was and is, but not will of men.

What makes a man cry? A deep emotion….

I fear I misplace, strong it is

Laugh and care – warm-like Fortis

Please don’t go away,

Please don’t go away

Grace my path today

Stay here and make my day

Friend for life, listen deep

An entity, I am the sun,

A truth I am also the moon,

I wait for thee as an eternal flame,

While I scour the skies to seek my name.

Years together, years apart,

We remain the same in blood and bond.

Internet remains the ally in hood,

Seek my name and make my day

Please don’t go away,

Please don’t go away

Grace my path today

Stay here and make my day

Today remains but a line in time,

Tomorrow gains weight in time.

A day that creates rather than destroys.

Nurture this bond, repress thy fears

Distance is a boon, behold

I now know your worth afore.

Beware men of evil,

Pretty angels smite at my behest.

Please don’t go away,

Please don’t go away

Grace my path today

Stay here and make my day

Now I know you are by my side,

I leap and fly, glide and ride.

My friend, I bid not farewell,

Comrade I am, I wish “fare well”.

From tomorrow, our new life shapes,

Different paths, we may have drapes,

A promise it is, the drape is torn

Our lives are but an example utmost

Generation hence praise us as “dost”

Fare well my friend, I am but by your side

Please don’t go aside,

Please don’t go aside

Grazed my path today

Made me grace my days

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Posted on May 10, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. I m glad you are finally posting it…it’s beautiful!!!…

  2. amazing!!!

  3. great poem.can feel the emotions.particularly liked the lines-“while I scoured the skies to seek my name” do visit RESONANCE for more poems

  4. “Grace my path today
    Stay here and make my day”
    — beautiful lines …

  5. Thank you Vaishnavi. Please go through the other poems. I am sure you will find interesting thoughts in them too.

    PS: I believe you are RABs and Nirmal’s friend. Your name pops up quite a bit in my news feed in FB 😛

  6. vaishnavibaskaran

    ya, u guessed it right 😀
    actually i found those 2 lines as ashwini’s status and found them captivating 🙂 and got to know about this blog from her 😉
    kudos to your work 🙂

  7. brilliant poem… quite heart touching

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