By Shruti Vairagkar (L&T Howden)
My dear dear friend, I have much to say.
Yet words we know cannot express
what I feel today
More than half my life have I known you,
which would have been
rather dreary without you.
We have had so much fun over the years
shared many a laugh and a few tears.
A warm and conscientious soul,
you helped me stay on track.
Like two sides of a coin,
we’ve always had each other’s back.
A pair of innocent and wide eyed girls
we shared our girlhood dreams.
The stars were aligned and
ours was a friendship meant to be.
we rarely got into trouble
except when we were caught gossiping
or whispering in a huddle.
The love for English, Biology
and Harry Potter was mutual.
Celebrating birthdays and end of exams
at your place was a ritual.
A starburst and the gentle lamb,
a paradox it may seem
A perfect combination of both is
what you are for me.
I do not know what life
Has in store for you and me
But know this for sure
You will always be
A part of my reality