The embers glowing alive.
Even when you’re gone, still safe in my archive.
The echo of laughter resounds within.
Your footprints fresh at the door you walked in.
The crisp weather
And the way we both used to care for each other
Waiting for you by the lakeside when I am early
To watch the orange carps swimming in a hurry
Checking phone for your messages
Funny videos, songs or images
Waiting every night back home for you to be online
Some stupid jokes and feeling on a cloud nine
Hope my words weren’t too sharp to offend
When I used to say “Eat like a pig, my friend”
But time had been tough
We couldn’t have enough
Roots of misunderstanding grew thicker day by day
Pulling us both apart and we walked along the opposite way
And time was certainly too jealous to see us both happy together
Now, we just know each other as a perfect stranger
I still look out the window when the bus would pass from your place
And I feel quite sad now when I couldn’t see your face
We both knew we couldn’t be always perfect
But what I have for you is tremendous respect
I still remember you asked me to write one for you
And these are few embers,
I could gather as the time sweeps through.
-By Arun Bahadur Gurung