A dear friend

Hello darkness my old friend,

It’s been a long time since last we met
When you came knocking at my gate
To let you in , so desperate
To see me.

At one time you were a regular
soul mate who understood my every mood
my angst, my grief , my anxiety.
You were the one who said it was ok to cry all day, all night even
Every moment of the day
Till all the sadness in my heart very slowly ebbed away.
You stayed beside me 
Close inside me
Wrapping yourself round every cell
With a cold chill that strangely  thrilled me
For that was what I needed then.
Sometimes I miss you
Especially when my heart soars high
With happiness
A lightness of spirit that lifts me up
The gurgling laughter that keeps you out
So firmly from my mind and life.
I’m glad you’ve found yourself another
to keep you company in your dark world.
And yet I know you’re somewhere lurking
and take comfort in the fact
You’re around.
I know that someday you will come back
In the middle of my busiest day
In the middle of my happiest moment
When it’s most inconvenient to have you there.
It’s nice to know  you’ll never leave me
Always there my trusted friend
And because of you and your shadowy presence
I appreciate the joy of every day.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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