One of my dearest friends passed away today, Oct 21, 2009, in a bike accident. A part of me died with him. I’m just letting words pour out the way these tears are pouring..
Here’s a final ode to you dearest one, from your Shu.
It’s almost funny how we met the first time
I’d spotted you in a hall-full of crowd
And yes, I’d seen only a pic of your on Orkut before
You were so shocked to know, and I was so proud!
Remember when you fell ill in Mysore?
I’d given you a chocolate to make you feel better
You gave me that trademark blank look and didn’t even share
But it’s ok, since you gave a lot more chocs later
And remember all those bike rides in Pune?
I was your permanent pillion
Even though you scared me with your driving skills at times
Sitting on your bike was always fun
You had such faith in me, it was incredible
You let me drive your bike even when I didn’t know how to
And you told me never to tell your other best friend D
‘Cause when he wanted to touch your bike, he’d not been allowed to
You remember that meal you cooked me that Diwali?
It was awesome, and I was jealous you were the better cook
And all those times you beat me in Boggle?
I wanted to tear off those pages right off the notebook
You won, I lost
The Diwali Meal you cooked
Then one day you gave away your dearest possession
Your Boggle set, to me on my birthday
I hated you then for it
And I hate you for it even today
Your boggle.. now safe with me
And then things fell apart, our lives changed
I left ’cause I had to
But every time I pretended not to care
I was only wishing the best for you
Every time you asked me, ‘Are you alright, Shu?’
I’d think, What’s your problem, just let me be!
But you wouldn’t, and would pester me to share my sorrows with you
Come back now, I’m so sad today.. can’t you see?
Can’t you see from up there? Please come back now, Vishnu…
I miss you so much 😥