Years ago
When we were friends
It seemed as though
We’d be friends always

Those days
You were so lonely
It seemed as though
I filled your emptiness

Then one day
I moved oceans away
It seemed as though
It had all been a dream

Soon enough
You found wealth, love
It seemed as though
You’d scaled the summit

On the days when
I needed to be needed
It seemed as though
You no longer needed me

Slowly, surely
We lost all contact
It seemed as though
We lived in different worlds

One morning
You were back in my life
It seemed as though
Our friendship would live again

No – it was lost
Floated away like a helium balloon
It seemed as though
It was meant never to be found

Look at you now
The one who has it all
It seems as though
You’re still lonely somehow

Here we are
Both of us yearning
It seems as though
This ache is all we share

12 thoughts on “Ache

  1. Lucy June 13, 2020 / 5:40 am

    This is so raw, yet an accurate representation of a friendship that drifts away or breaks apart. This is beautifully written and expressed evocatively to the pain one endures when it happens and ends abruptly. Very moving, heartfelt and emotional.

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    • Satyen Hombali June 13, 2020 / 11:31 am

      Thank you so much for your encouragement! You are spot on – the feelings expressed here are very personal, and I have struggled with the decision to make them public. But I felt one day I had to. 🙂

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  2. K Sridharan June 13, 2020 / 6:00 am

    OMG!! Expressed so well, Holmes. In some form or other we all have stories like this

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Aseem Chandawarkar June 13, 2020 / 12:12 pm

    While the details can vary, this poem will strike a nerve with so many people! It did, with me! Very insightful!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Satyen Hombali June 14, 2020 / 3:50 am

      Thank you Aseem – I am learning that when you express your feelings honestly they will strike a chord.


  4. BYJ June 15, 2020 / 11:11 am

    Very nice.

    The wording ” when I needed to be

    needed …” is a piece of superb coding

    and feelings are ‘wired’ very well.

    Liked by 1 person

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