The days I remember now
Took me to the last few days
of my engineering hostel.
Final year final examination over,
Days to stay in the hostel are over,
We can stay in the hostel no more.
I thought friends and I
Wouldn’t happen quickly to our college
In the days to come.
Our lives would take a crucial turn now.
So I thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea
If I leave the hostel last.
Do you know why?
I could stay more in the hostel,
I could spend more time with my friends
So I could take fresh air from the green campus,
By the side of the river Ganges.
I could smell the sweetness
of my college and hostel more
So I could feel
the happiness of friendship longer.
But what did it happen?
When I bade goodbye
To my friends one by one,
then my happiness went missing from my heart;
So emotions filled my heart,
My eyes filled up with tears.
My idea gave no happiness.
It gave only bitterness.
I could not imagine leaving
Our friends could be so painful.
So I left the hostel, instead started my life journey
With such a sorry face and heavy mind.
Still, I remember those last few days.
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