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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Farewell to my Friends.

Farewell to my Friends. 
By Rabindranath  Tagore

It was beautiful, 
As long as it lasted
The journey of my life.

I have no regrets whatsoever 
Save the pain I'll leave behind
Those dear hearts who love and care.....
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul.

The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down 
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends 
Friends who stood by me 
Even when the time raced me by. 

Farewell my friends 
I smile and bid you goodbye. 
No, shed no tears 
For I need them not
All I need is your smile. 

If you feel sad, do think of me
For that is what I like. 
When you live in the hearts of those you love 
Remember then 
You never die

Sent in by Suriyakanthie Amarasekera


  1. Suri
    The poem is beautiful as it is poignant, wistfully touching my heart strings with every line. Its warmth and honesty is transparent as it is so very personal. This is Tagore at his best. I wish I wrote it myself!!
    Thank you

  2. Nihal I do agree its so beautiful and touching. In fact I have told my children ( much to their consternation) that if they ever have a Memorial Service for me to have this printed

    1. Thank you Speedy for your artistic presentation.You take so much trouble. I do appreciate it Suri

    2. No problem Suri. It was my pleasure

  3. This is beautiful Suri. Thank you for sending it in.

  4. Thank you Suri for that great Poem by Tajore.
    Its poignancy really pulls on one's heart stings.
    Memories of our dear departed will never fade, it lingers on..on ...on...

    1. Nice to see you back O' S 1. Hope you are in good shape.