Sitting at the rooftop coffee shop –
People around us we silently watch:
Are they all just as happy as us
In sharing their life over coffee thus?
A lifetime nearly since we are friends
Though we now reside at different ends;
Having come to our hometown now
Allows us to catch up on life somehow.
“Would you want to live life over again?”
Sipping my mint ice-tea I wistfully ask,
“In going back to college do you think –
We could once again bring back the zing?”
Digging into her blueberry muffin she sighs:
“Ah! Those fancy-free days, multiple-date nights,
When classes we missed for movies and pubs,
Wouldn’t we do anything to go back then again!”
Life is now monotonous and a lot less fun –
Our duties, responsibilities, we cannot shun:
Wife, mother, daughter, we’re all in one,
Isn’t being boss, at times the most daunting one!
After a sip of her café latte she ruefully smiles,
“Ah, the cute guy with the crush on you so high!”
“One who chased me in and out of class” I laugh –
“Doesn’t it all now seem so much of the past?”
It’s with close friends like us we can really be
Only ‘me’ – from all other classifications free:
Sharing our failings with each other as now –
We step out of playing superwomen somehow!
As the guys who once chased us all over town,
Married to us chase flourishing careers now:
Children too once grown, from home will leave –
Then on our concrete friendship may we lean.
Life’s road often can be steep and uphill –
Holding each other’s hands we’ll trudge on still:
But then why can’t we all always truly be
Cheerful and carefree, as we once used to be!