The words shattered

His countless dreams

And he could imagine

His sand castles being

Knocked down by waves.

Remaining days could be

Counted on his fingers…

Alas! So much left undone.

Being stable was

His sole shield.

Wise proverbs instilled hope

To his flickering mind –

‘A friend in need

Is a friend indeed’

And amazing indeed!

His friend stood beside,

With smiles of gratitude,

To donate an organ,

To shower love and charity,

To a helpful soul-mate,

Whom he owed his life,

His humble effort,

To save his friend,

To save a precious life.


[Published in ‘melange’, the Sunday supplement of ‘The Sentinel’ on 15 May 2011]


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