Poets & Poetry

So far away

by Naphilakmen Syiemlieh (17)
St Anthony’s Hr Sec. School, Shillong

You were my best friend
Until we separated.
Friendship that I thought
Was gold turned out to be cold.

Memories I cherished with you,
Everything seemed so true.
Forever by my side I thought;
Boxes of chocolate we’d bought.

Sad and lonely here with me,
Follows me all my days;
I miss you, I miss you
And with you I longed to stay.

My only hope is seeing you,
Stories I have tons (always do);
In a cafe me and you
Sharing secrets like we always do.

Published in the August 2016 issue of The Teenager Today.