Friday, June 3, 2011

You were there

You were there when I was at the top of the world
When awards, accolades and admirations were hurled
Keeping me grounded and telling me not to fly high
Reminding me of the road ahead and not to take a sigh
Till all the milestones along the way were achieved
As the person in me that you totally believed

You were there when I had a vicious vice
You spoke of things when I quit would become nice
The black tar was consuming me from inside
Determined to reform me you were by my side
“Life exists beyond this” you told me one night
Tears in your eyes made me not to fire a light

You were there when I moved to a new town
Being an alien all the neighbors would frown
Your encouraging physical presence was absent
But the heartfelt letters from you were persistent
The company of your words I cherished the most
The delight I felt cannot be expressed in a single toast

You were there in happiness and despair
Blessed I am to have such a friend debonair
Let there be thousand enemies God send
But let He also give one person we can call friend
Because at every life’s crossroads
I know I have a friend to take all my loads