Two close friends  

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Kavitha, a close buddy of Anitha
Both had first met in a class of BhagvadGeetha

Together they went to the same school
In their twelve years of school they were the sort "never to bhool"

Some adored their friendship though some envied
Whatever it is, they never missed out the lead

Together were they like sisters
Promised each other never to part, when they met their misters

It was time that they stepped into college
Most awaited period for people in their teenage

Kavitha joined a college X while Anitha the college Y
It was their parents choice and both wondered "why"

Different colleges did not matter as they often met up for "combined studies"
Both knew, it was simply a claim, and the real reason was to make gossips ;)

Days passed like a whirlwind, soon it was the 2nd year of PUC
High time to get serious and stop being in the world of fantasy

Both worked hard to the core
Managed to get a decent score

Anitha chose "Engineering" while Kavitha "Pure Sciences"
Both graduated successfully in the respective courses

Anitha had a job offer in an IT firm and started off a career
While Kavitha pursued her Masters, went onto become a pioneer

There was never a day that they did not speak
The smses, the phone calls always used to be at peaks

Kavitha ,more matured sort, was always there like a shoulder to lean on
She was a "darling" in its truest sense that Anitha had ever known

Very down to earth and "Be a roman in rome" sort of a girl was kavitha
These very qualities were the ones that influenced Anitha

Their lives went on smooth; Love, fun, care for which there was always room
Until one day when Kavitha had a proposal for a groom

Reluctant she was in the beginning
For, an MS seat in US was what she was yearning

Though rejected this one, due to pressure in the family more proposals flew in
Nothing there was that she could do, being disgusted, she finally gave in

The guy was "Anirudh", whom she chose
Soon they were engaged and the marriage was close

They started going out on weekends
Anitha teased her if she had forgotten her friends

One such day, Anitha's cell beeped, it was an SMS from Kavitha which read "where are you dear Ani"
She was v happy to see that msg, more so coz of her pet name and replied instantly, "At home honey"

In few seconds there was another sms from her saying "Sorry that was for Anirudh"
Anitha for the first time felt a pang of jealousy unable to fathom the truth.

There on, calls from kavitha began to cease and messages seldom beeped
With a dramatic change in her behavior, anitha silently weeped

Finally it was the D day of kavitha's marriage
Anita with mixed feelings, tried looking normal with her feelings camouflaged

Off she went to her in-law's house
Anitha wept so much that she required a paracetemol dose

Phone calls and smses almost zeroed, things changed drastically then on
Very difficult it was to keep the momentum going on

Forgetting friends was what Anitha thought was the post marriage trend
Unlike others, Kavitha proved otherwise, being a truly responsible friend

It was a weekday when Kavitha finally called
Talked for a really long time, non-stop of her family, responsibilities, which left Anitha appalled

Some of us would have encountered Anitha Kavitha in our real lives
Which makes me, my thoughts revive

Sometimes I wonder "why it happens only with gals"
While guys usually are in touch with many of their pals

I wonder, how a stranger can become so important in a person's life
Whether it is self imposed or if it is something that happens naturally in everyone's life

Is it truly the responsibilities , or is it the the insecurities and the fear of in laws
That goes into the girl's book of marriage clause

For all that we may not know, may be it is that immense love of a husband,
That blindfolds the gal even to notice the best of her friends!!!

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10 comments

Nicely penned..

"Sometimes I wonder "why it happens only with gals"
While guys usually are in touch with many of their pals"!!!
what made you write this?

It really doesnt matter which gender you belong to i thought..:)

December 12, 2008 at 8:45 PM

Thank you.
As far as those lines are concerned, i have known married women who are absolutely not in touch with any of their friends. Sometimes i've even seen them trying hard to recall if they had anyone at all as friends, while their husbands have a huge friend circle, skool mates coll mates n so many others still in contact. What you said may be true, but when u look at the number, its more with the gals than guys :) and moreover Gals have so many restrictions which could be one of the reasons :)

December 12, 2008 at 10:35 PM
Manu  

Hmmmm.... This is really good... :).. Infact i understood the feelings behind. To get the answers for ur confusions... U shud come accross the same situation... Anitha shud be Kavita ... Kavita shud be Anitha... he he...

Keep on going.

December 12, 2008 at 11:46 PM

Yes ya.. May be what you said is true.. But at the same time i wish i will never lose contact with friends. And i knew that you'd know the feelings behind :)

December 13, 2008 at 8:55 AM

beautifully expressed....... I agree with jimmy..... get married soon and experiment on this issue... :P

February 20, 2009 at 10:23 AM

@Shweta: :) Thank you. May be its true, but i make sure that marriage need not change things to such a wide angle!!!

February 20, 2009 at 7:05 PM

"Kavitha, a close buddy of Anitha
Both had first met in a class of BhagvadGeetha"
These two lines were the best and funniest ;)
This is so true. I have experienced this, and I know how painful it is. They only come back, when there are issues in their lives.

May 9, 2009 at 9:40 AM

@Sleeping Devil: Believe it or not, i also found it really funny as i was new to writing poems and i thought it would grow this long :P

Yeah very painful indeed!! But the characters in this story are sooo very good frnds that kavitha did come back and are like b4 now!! :) Happy ending!! :P :)

May 9, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Yeah that was the best part :)

May 9, 2009 at 9:52 PM

@Sleeping Devil: Yeahhh!!! :)

May 10, 2009 at 7:02 PM

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