Let’s Get Real

Once the euphoria is over

You are left wondering,

Did I imagine that bonhomie

Or was it just a facade, a covering?

Meeting childhood friends

Always evokes nostalgia.

We see pictures of laughing friends

Plastered all over the social media.

So we take time out of our tight schedules

Wanting to create our own such kodak moments

Thus we plan lunch/dinner dates

And gleefully post pics for likes and comments.

We meet and laugh at shared memories,

Are curious about the present,

As we catch up with each other’s lives

We feel its time well spent.

But most times after these warm meets and photo ops 

We are back to our own comfortable clique

Busy and maybe wary to start

Out of old acquaintance a new friendship.

It is not possible to be on the same equation

With all the friends from past

At times past prejudices are difficult to get rid of

At others the chasm remains deep and vast.

But there are times when new friendship blossoms

And you wonder why ever were you not friends back then,

Meeting up is truly a blessing

With people on the same wavelength, once again.

You also reconcile to the fact

That your best friend and you are not in touch.

Distance and changing circumstances

Have played their role in it as much.

Don’t feel left out if someone shows,

Disinclination to connect.

If he/she has no time for you,

Then its not worthwhile to reconnect.

There still will be some

Who feel they are too good to mingle with the rest.

Let them be and don’t  grudge their meetings

For to stay away from such is best.

Its alright not to like the whole lot

And meet a few selectively.

Lets not be apologetic or secretive about it

But accept this truth gracefully.

So let’s rejoice in the times we meet

And not worry about the times we can’t meet up

Or wonder about those with excuses

For the loss is theirs for sure, yup!

Embrace all inspite of their foibles 

For there is something about a childhood friend,

The easy camaraderie, the tongue in cheek ribbing,

Which makes such a friend, godsend.

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