A Black-Lettered Day

Yesterday – a day I suddenly lost a big piece of myself.

A day, I wish, had never dawned.


A class-mate at school and a friend, a bond that lasted for over 50 years.

They say: “Friendship is the kind that doesn’t depend on a common situation, place or hobbies. A friend is one who loves you for being you, will worry about your problems, will help whenever he can without you asking him to, and will always care about what you are going through.”

He was all this and more.

Was I to him? I wish I could be surer.

I curse myself for not reaching him in those weeks.

It feels so unreal.

One more puncture in the bubble-wrap of life.

Credits: ba-bamail.com for the quote.

6 Responses to A Black-Lettered Day

  1. theotheri says:

    My deepest condolences. I can’t, of course, say I know how you feel. But I do know the feeling of loss and regret that I did not say those things that can no longer be said to someone who has given me so much. Like you, I can only hope that they knew. Perhaps they did.


  2. namitasunder says:

    The void created by absence of such friends can be filled by their memories only but that dull ache is always within us……………that little voice inside us go on whispering now and then……..we could have said more done more………the pain of unsaid words, not done deeds.


  3. So very sorry for your loss Raghu. May his soul rest in peace, and yours be blessed with consolation and peace.

    take care.


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