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The poet laments putting friendships on the back burner once a woman gets married, and celebrates the revival of these friendships one realisation sets in.
You grow up, find the right man, get married
You grow a family, soon you are a mother harried
Your life revolves around work and family
When one fine day, quite suddenly
There comes a message out of the blue
From your old girlfriend, reminding you
Of priceless moments spent in the company
Of each other, there and then you get an epiphany-
In your near-perfect life, that is the void
Your familial obligations have left you devoid
Of the magic that being with girlfriends can create
The high-pitched laughter, the giddy state-
While the town is painted red by you
You long for it, and wonder if it can come true…
One thing leads to another and you find
Your old friends tucked in corners of your mind
Have all come together, you plan an all-girls’ getaway
From your monotonous lives, the very next day
You catch up on gossip, giggle aimlessly
Shop till you drop, then collapse listlessly
On the bed where you exchange some more
Stories (gossip), you do not get bored
When you are back home, you are rejuvenated
Being with girlfriends has some desires satiated-
For who else but your old friends would tolerate
You in your most unhinged, unrestrained state?
What you’ve been missing, you have now found
Life is less stressful with good friends around
They are your safety valves, your punching bags too
You need them in your life- that’s absolutely true!
Published here earlier.
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