Fifteen years, which felt like a lifetime
Was now over in the blink of an eye
We bid our goodbyes
To the strict rules and frequent exams,
The comfort of familiarity & friends who were like family
Promises of staying in touch were made
Alas, many friendships would not make it past the gates!
The heart-to-hearts and frequent chats
Were reduced to annual birthday texts,
Often making me think: Are we still friends?
The lessons, losses, and glory played like
Different scenes from an old, forgotten story
Playing games and gossiping during every free periods
Complaining about the canteen food only to stand in line each day
Studying in a group where we would end up wasting time, and
Eagerly waiting for the bell that signified lunch break and dismissal:
We did not know it then, but we were
Making memories that would last forever
Our lives may no longer intersect
But whenever I begin to recollect the past
I am filled with hope that our friendship will last.
Although things will never be the same
We will always be able to cherish “the good old days”
And that will have to do for now.