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Agony of Parting - A good bye message to a friend.

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Sudhir Iyer
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0 posted 05-03-2000 04:39 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Agony of parting…

Part I
------
People come and go,
That’s a tough part of life,
Amazing is the fact
That their memories are left behind,

Like time stamps in a database log,
Like footprints in the sand!
A few of those prints,
a wave and they disappear.

For a lucky few,
all the waves from the sea
can do is colour the marks,
making them even so rare.

Your footprints
They maybe new,
I do hope you are
from the lucky few.


Part II
-------
Someone said -
"To meet and then part is but a way of life,
Which is better than never to met at all."

I add -

"This way of life promises of further meetings too,
And those promises are what will pull this life along."

I remnisice -
"People come from places and people go to places,
It is memories of them that forever remain in place."


 Take each day as it comes,
Consider each day as a flight,
Try hard to succeed and fly,
Surely then you will reach some height.

But if by some chance you don’t,
Remember that tomorrow will always come.
Learn this well and learn this hard
That today’s efforts will pay for tomorrow’s fun.

A Crazy Monster, a.k.a Ski



[This message has been edited by Sudhir Iyer (edited 05-03-2000).]
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netswan
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1 posted 05-04-2000 01:54 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Don't know why this poem slipped by.
They do, though - sigh   So many poems
to comment on and read.

this is powerful ------and so true.

netswan
Michael
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2 posted 05-04-2000 03:10 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

This is an amazing blend of truth and concept, Sudhir - Wonderful work, here.


Michael


Tuck
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3 posted 05-04-2000 04:43 PM       View Profile for Tuck   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tuck

Parting is such sweet sorrow- until the next meeting, that is...wonderful poem.
Sudhir Iyer
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4 posted 05-05-2000 08:26 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Netswan, Michael, Tuck,

Your words inspire me each moment...

Regards,
Sudhir
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5 posted 05-05-2000 10:21 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I would not want to but live,
whereby I would not e'er meet
a life and its tender being,
his treasures I would greet.

I would not want to let slip by,
a solitary soulmate on the path,
would I were to comfort him,
feed his soul, lend a staff.

Nor would I keep this being
from his life-long journey's trail,
only hope that he would recount to me
all the good, and all of his travails.

Journey on, kind soul, keep the flame of life well
for our meeting, in my heart, will your memory dwell.

Well done, Sudhir!


[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 05-05-2000).]
JamesMichael
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6 posted 05-05-2000 04:12 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

"liked timestamps in a data base log...like footprints in the sand..a few of these prints..a wave and they disappear."  Very interesting style and message you have written.   James
Denise
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7 posted 05-05-2000 05:34 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

'It is memories of them that forever remain in place.' Yes! I love this!!  

Denise
Lone Wolf
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8 posted 05-05-2000 09:39 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Sudhir,
This is excellent writing!!!  You are so right......memories last forever.....even the bad ones.  All we can do is hope to learn from the pain.  I love this one!!  


 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
Sudhir Iyer
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9 posted 05-06-2000 05:28 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Sunshine,
This patch in my life is beautifully enlightened by your words... thanks

James,
I am very glad that you liked the style. Thanks for your encouraging words...

Denise,
Your words mean so much to me. Thanks.

Lone Wolf,
I am extremely happy that you read this one and enjoyed reading it. Thanks



 In any moment of decision,
The best thing you can do is the right thing,
The next-best thing is the wrong thing,
And the worst thing you can do is nothing.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Sudhir Iyer
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10 posted 06-10-2000 10:57 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

bringing this up for Shilpi's eyes to have a look....  

brian madden
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11 posted 06-10-2000 01:02 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

People come from places and people go to places,
It is memories of them that forever remain in place

I can certainly relate to this...I have a treasure chest of memories of one of my closest friends, she is closer now than she ever was even though she is now in Australia.
A wonderful poem, much enjoyed.

 ------------------------
"I've been too honest with myself I should have lied like everybody else"-Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto

"Libraries gave us power
Then work came and made us free
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity"
Nicky Wire, A design for Life.

manic street preachers
"Outside open mouthed crowds Pass each other as if they're drugged
Down pale corridors of routine Where life falls unatoned "

"To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."

E.E Cummings.



Alle'cram
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12 posted 06-10-2000 01:49 PM       View Profile for Alle'cram   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alle'cram

Sudhir,
  Absolutely beautiful!! I loved it. marcy
shilpi
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Sudhir, thankyou very much for posting this again.....it would have been a terrible loss not to have read it....
You have portrayed the agony vividly, and so true it is...

Thanks once again,
regards, shilpi

[This message has been edited by shilpi (edited 06-11-2000).]
Sudhir Iyer
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14 posted 06-12-2000 12:07 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Brian, Marcy and Shilpi,
Thank you for reading this one...

I had first written a part of this on a card that I had prepared myself dor a colleague and friend who was leaving...The good part is that we are still in contact through e-mail...

Thanks again for reading. I am very glad that you all enjoyed this...

 My heart is pounding, my stomach's inside out
I'm feeling kind-a-shaky, my mind is full of doubt
All I ever think about, is fearing fear itself,
Wish I could unscrew my head and put it on the shelf
Everything is twisted, everything is oh so tight,
Don't know what I'm looking at, the lights are all too bright
My brain's about to crumble, spill out on the floor
Sweep 'em up. Throw 'em away, don't want 'em anymore
Clouds race across the sky, day turns into night,
Still there are the questions, no answers in sight
Everything is twisted, everything is oh so tight,
Starin' out the window, everything is just too bright
Brain's about to crumble, spill out on the floor,
Wish I could unscrew my head, and kick it out the door...
You know I'm feeling kind-a....Strange
You know I'm feeling kind-a....Strange

~ Strange ~ Joe Satriani (Flying in a Blue Dream)


[This message has been edited by Sudhir Iyer (edited 06-12-2000).]
Gemini
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15 posted 06-12-2000 09:52 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Sudhir-There are definately people who touch our lives in very special ways, if only briefly, I like the way you captured that.
Sudhir Iyer
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16 posted 06-13-2000 08:24 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Thank you, Gemini, for your kind words...
 
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