Your happy go lucky smile in the mornings
That greeted me as I stepped into our classroom
Your totally idiotic jokes, your amazing clumsiness
Which honestly made me cringe and step back
The dumb things we did in the name of learning
The crazy laughs we had because of those failures
I wonder where they have gone to now.
The memory of us sitting in our classroom
Still remain fresh in my mind like it happened yesterday.
The sleepy classes with noisy teachers teaching
The everyday lunch breaks, sitting in circles
The tired evening bus rides we had together
These simple day to day insignificant actions
Are the things I miss the most every day.
The warm soothing words said to me by you
After getting reproached by a angry teacher
Still echo in my mind clearly if I am down
Even after all these years without you.
At school we believed in eternity
Happily proclaimed ourselves BFFs
Dreamt beautiful envious dreams together.
Lived in our own world believing it was everything
Until the bitter parting knocked on our doors.
Made a tearful promise during graduation
That no matter how much busy we were
We wouldn’t forget to call and meet each other.
But as months passed by and we got new friends
The calls decreased and even though we made plans
To finally meet, we cancelled it at the last minute.
Though I wanted to talk to you, I never made the call
We, who used to talk for hours, just couldn’t talk anymore.
I didn’t realize it then, how much I would miss it later
I foolishly believed that it had no significance.
Now after these much years living in the harsh reality
I long for that unreasonable innocence, that ardent trust
The future we both envisioned together sitting in our desks
And most important of all the friendship we shared
Free from all the unnecessary pains and troubles.
If we, by some uncanny possibility, meet again
I wonder whether we can go back to being friends
Despite the fact that we are not the same people anymore.