(My mirror image/best friend and me on 2nd August, 2015 Friendship Day)
Tears of betrayal
I retreated into shell
You held me gently
Stood patient until I found
A mirror image in you.
A Tanka is a Japanese poetry form which is commonly written as expressions of gratitude, love or self-expression. There are 5 syllables in the 1st line, 7 in the 2nd, 5 in the third and 7 in lines 4 and 5 (5/7/5/7/7). For detailed information on Tanka, click http://tankajournal.com/what-is-tanka/
P.S. There was a time when I was badly betrayed by a very close friend and I lost my trust in friendship. It was my best friend, Priyam who reinstated my faith. And we complete 12 years of friendship with this friendship day. This is my small dedication to her, my mirror image.
Linking this poem to Poetry Pantry #263