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FAREWELL!

 


FAREWELL!

 

-          Kamani Jayasekera (Sri Lanka)

We were like sisters, twins

Though not of the same womb

No secrets between us,

Advice sought and given

Telepathy often at work

 

Hence when I decided to leave

I was reluctant to pronounce

My decision, never dreaming

That you might fall apart-

I left without a farewell.

 

For me it was a joke – to be

Attached to a mere friend

So much – we are but ships

That pass in the night the

Less attachment better result.

 

Though adamant and sarcastic

In moments of enjoying freedom

From the fast track of life

I ponder what loneliness

And willful neglect might be.

 

How terrible it might be to

Be isolated and pray I may

Never experience it – ever!