Let me apologize for the delay in publishing this week's column. This week's column is presented by Ranjita Misra. As our reviewer has said, this article certainly deserves a place in any literary forum. I could not agree less. Weekend Thoughts is really proud to present an article of such a high quality.
Without much further ado, here's this week's article - "FRIENDS".
Name: Education: D.M.School (till 10th grade) R.D.Women's (I.Sc) B.J.B/O.U.A.T (B.Sc) Banaras Hindu University (M.Sc) Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA (Ph.D) Work: Government of Orissa (1987-1990) - Lady Training Officer Northeast Missouri State University - Assistant Professor - Health Science (January 1995 - present) Hobbies: Painting, music, reading and writing
When I was requested to write for the "weekend thought" section, I was unsure which topic to choose... Finally I decided to write on something which may be very mundane but which is very dear to me - "Friends"
It is graduation time and I had to leave Norfolk with a heavy heart. It broke my heart to leave my friends. It happens every time I bid farewell...
With a broken heart and smile on my lips I see them leave tears rolling down my cheeks Life temporarily loses its lusture everything looks dull and black with no light at the end no road but a dead end Parting is such sweet sorrow but I am never ready for it without you life won't be the same O my dear friend
Partings are always painful. We stay together only for a little while but the memories are imprinted in our mind; the laughter and joy makes it worthwhile. Like Wordsworth has said:
The music in my heart I bore long after it was heard no more
I look at my past with nostalgia.....
I look back into my past which sped by too fast when i was playing always with total lack of grace Time never seemed to exist moods never did persist carefree and uneventful ignorance and blissful life was never so complex no cause for perplex Wasting time in carefree abandon whims and fancies in sanction playmates never cared however badly you fared
My school days were the most carefree days of my life, but went by too fast... I went to college and felt matured and responsible. Infact I used to revolt when everyone treated me at home like a kid (I am the youngest in the family). I changed colleges because none of my friends went to the college that I did. In the process I met many new friends and lost a few.
I remember the first time I moved out of home to go to hostel. I felt alone, without the protective shield of my family, and lost. I missed home a lot...
My mother's love so warm father shielded me from all harm time with brothers and sisters joyously spent how i longed for that very trend
It was at that time that my friends helped me feel comfortable and endure the depression. The days that followed were some of the memorable ones... we were a joyous bunch making merry, smiles seen aplenty, laughing for all it is worth. Gradually I learnt to become independent, matured and confident to face the world. Partings from friends was again painful experience....
Occasionally I meet my old friends after a long time and feel very happy. We talk of old times, and catch up with each other's life
Friends meeting after an eternity smiling warmly with familiarity the years in between just melt away life at once seems bright and gay
We meet and we part but we remain in each others heart. It is a small world and I hope I will meet with you all again.
It's a very nice article. Smooth poetry. Cool, collected and conservative. Beautiful thoughts. It is like seeing your own thoughts in an astoundingly appealing attire of poetry and for a minute, you almost do not recognize it! And then it strikes you - these ARE my thoughts! It is a work of art which should definitely be shared with people.
Though I did not find the flow, a smooth natural switching, which should be almost unnoticeable, back and forth between the expressions of poetry to prose and vice versa, with a unbroken chain of thoughts without straying from the point.
And I don't know if I would place it in Weekend thoughts though. It definitely needs to be in the forum, may be in a literary section. But then I am not sure I understand what "Weekend Thoughts" stands for. If "Weekend Thoughts" is a section for literary articles this article definitely deserves a place.
But I think weekend thoughts should carry articles which are food for thought for the week (the third Grader's piece was an excellent example). But then I also think that Snakes are beautiful gorgeous creatures. And also that Captain Piccard can take on Caption Kirk any time of the day. And that pizza should be eaten cold!
Then these are my thoughts. What are yours ...
Your comments are always welcome...
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