Days and years have passed
So many faces passed ahead
Few were familiar ones
No one owned what i searched for
So what i searched in those faces?
For the purest form of friendship
Searched for my childhood friends
I don’t recognize any of them anymore.
Strange! with them i shared my food
They were part of my childhood life.
Now i don’t remember even their names
Nor their faces if crossed my path.
People, places, time everything changed.
Except one thing: my search.
My search for the innocent friendships.
I kept asking each and everyone
All whom i met on my journey.
With time i was forced to walk ahead
I walked but my heart wept
I was still in search
I wished just to have one.
Years passed, a truth was revealed
Its a bliss to have one at least.
One who will stand by you.
No matter what you are.
My search went on…so many faces
But only one answer: i don’t deserve!
It hurt me, wounded me
Yet i didn’t accept my failures nor my loneliness…..
Even with years my wound remained same
Time kept running ahead…
New places, new life…kept me busy
So busy that i wasn’t left to remember.
To remember my wounds….
Even at the darkest hour of nights!
Those faces and their answers haunted me.
“I don’t deserve them! “
Will this be the same answer forever?
Will there be an end to my search?
Tears aren’t left any, eyes yet with hopes….
Not ready for failures!
Its more tough than getting a life partner.
Search for a true friend.
For a person with an innocent heart
Eyes sparkling happiness, Smiling lips and open arms.
Ready to hug me and tell me
“You are my friend, stop your search.
I’ll stand by you, no matter what,
Wont leave you ever…..
Till our grave, we are friends!“
PS: I felt so good to attach the pic of an Indian boy with a puppy since usual people like to post fair people, but i made a change. The dog really symbolizes the truth of its friendship for mankind.
(Image Courtesy: Child and Puppy “A homeless Indian child plays with a puppy in New Delhi on February 13, 2012.” http://mashable.com/2013/03/23/puppy-love/#o1md5Knk_sq9)