Enduring Friendship

To respect lock-down,
they maintain distance.
They stay so far,
with hearts so near.

They share myriads,
of vast similarities.
He loves serenity.
So, she chose blue.

She gives him his space.
He doesn’t dig her secrets.
She gets mood swings.
Accordingly, he adjusts his hues.

He has infinite dreams,
wanting to live among immortals.
She’s a fathomless wonder,
finding happiness in the mortals.

Days get tough,
but they don’t break.
They connect through rays,
when clouds hinder their ways.

When she gets rough,
he stands by.
When he pours out,
she buries them deep.

He’s imaginary,
with limits undefined.
She’s real,
with depths unexplored.

She’s the oceanic sphere,
who remains the ‘Reily’ of his life.
He’s the celestial sphere,
the ‘Bing Bong’ of her life.

They welcome intrepid guests,
also accompany far-flung loners.
This is a never ending tale
of two complex cosmic cronies.

To friends who are aloof,
they stand proof
stating friendship can exist
beyond all sort of differences!

Cheers!


This is a response post to the ‘Thursday Poetry Competition by ‘Penable’. The topic assigned is ‘Friendship’.

In this metaphorical free verse, I’ve drawn an analogy of the sky and ocean, to relate with friends who stay strong even with wider differences in aspirations and lifestyle.