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Monday, 3 August 2015

Mirror Image

(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

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56 comments:

  1. How wonderful to have such a good friend. The two of you look like sisters. May you always enjoy your sould connection.

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    1. Yes Myrna, it is indeed a wonderful gift of God. Thank you so much for your wishes :)

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  2. What a lovely tribute to friendship. Loved the look-a-like photo, too!

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  3. Really, I love your photo and also the theme of your poem! You are so lucky to have such a friend; but, of course, to have such a friend you also have to be one yourself - which I am sure you are. Nice that she was patient. I am sure she understood.

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    1. Yes, Mary in order to get a wonderful friend, we have to also be a nice friend. I am sure she feels the same for me. Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem and the photo :)

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  4. A beautiful tribute and a wonderful, enduring friendship, Purba. Thank heavens for our friends! Happy friendship day, kiddo!

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    1. Truly, Sherry. Thank God for gifting such angels whom we call friends. Thanks a lot :)

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  5. This is a beautiful celebration of friendship Purba....

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  6. What a lovely tribute to a long, strong friendship!

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  7. Great photo and what a lovely piece.

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  8. A happy poem that makes me happy too in reading it.

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  9. Oh, it’s important to have friends who are compatible with your being, and how sometimes letting go is the best way to move forward...What a beautiful tribute, Purba. Lovely!

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    1. You said it so right. Letting go is the best thing. Bad incidents should not make us bitter. Thank you so much, Panchali :)

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  10. There are often some people who tend to leave footprints in our hearts and remain with us for years to come.. so glad to know that you found one and have cherished 12 years together :D

    This is a beautiful tribute to her ..a depiction of an unbreakable bond! Cheers :D

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    1. Perfectly said, Sanaa. Your words made me happy. Thank you so much :)

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  11. What a lovely tribute..sometimes we get hurt but hopefully someone comes along to restore our faith

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    1. Yes, Jae. I believe God never closes a door before opening another. Thanks a ton :)

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  12. may this friendship stay strong like this forever <3 :) beautiful poem :)

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  13. Lovely words, Purba.
    Happy friendship day to you and your mirror image, Priyam.
    Here's wishing you two many many years of friendship. :)

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    1. Same to you Divya. Wish you a very happy friendship day (Belated). Thanks a lot :)

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  14. How sweet to have such a friendship. Good on you to honor your years together this way :)

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    1. So true, Torie. Sweetest thing ever :)

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  15. It is so nice to have someone to trust. It is a blessing in fact! Wonderful tanka Purba!

    Hank

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  16. Lovely tanka and a lovely pic Purba. May your friendship last for a long long time. :-)

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  17. Such heartfelt lines.. makes me go aww and aww and wow :) Keep writing :)

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  18. A excellent friendship to last for so long.

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  19. This is so heartwarming Purba. You both look like soul sisters. May your bond grow even stronger. Bless you both <3

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    1. Aww...thank you so much dear for your lovely wishes :)

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  21. So beautifully expressed Purba ! And this beautiful click expresses your bond very well. :) May God bless you both and your friendship would remain like this forever. Amen. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Ma'am for your blessings and your beautiful words :)

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  22. God Bless Both of you.. Happy Friendship Day, Purba!

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  23. Perfect for the occasion. Very well written.

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  24. how great to have such a good friend!
    nicely expressed. :)

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  25. Heart-melting tanka, Purba. May your friendship set an example for future generation! God bless you both! :)

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