Bhaswat Chakraborty

A Friend From Far

Oh, ho! Oh ho, here you are
My friend, my friend from far
Am I glad to see you here
Oh my friend, oh dear, dear!

All this road you have treaded
All its rough have you coped
Don’t know what you were fed
Don’t know what you had groped

Let me wash your feet
Oh friend, oh love of mine
Let me offer you a seat
Let your big smile shine

Tell me, tell me all that you want
It’s been long we saw each other
Skipping anything? No, you can’t
I demand all of it to hear

I don’t have a lot to go but
I’ll offer it all I got in the hut
Even if it’s not there in what I got
Do tell me dear you want what

Those days of your modest help
And my limited little means
Remember how our strong self
Learnt and got by since!

Stay here as long you like
May be stay here for ever
Your presence is such a hike
Think of leaving never


Oh good neighbors, come here
Come here and see who I have
It’s my friend who has come from far
It’s my friend whom I much love
He’s my heart, he’s my soul
Shower him love and cheer! !


PS
'Is it not delightful to have a friend come from afar? ' – Confucius

Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 30, 2009
Poem Edited: Saturday, May 30, 2009

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  • Prince Obed de la CruzPrince Obed de la Cruz (6/19/2010 4:08:00 AM)

    friends of old mostly when they are from afar are really one of the most welcomed.

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  • Anand Madhukar (10/20/2009 11:55:00 AM)

    Your friends must indeed be blessed to have you in their lives. A fine piece with a smooth flow.

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  • Pitilosi Mdala (9/18/2009 2:37:00 AM)

    EEEEH! Man I m happy to have a dear poet from far.A friend from far this is the type of poem my life likes most.

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  • Sherri Coulter (9/18/2009 12:02:00 AM)

    ...I have travelled far...and how my men know me... I no not...but I'm here in peace with my friend.10

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  • Alex Andreev (9/14/2009 2:17:00 PM)

    it is very beautiful and good poem. so touchy to read it. thank you for sharing

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  • Nilufer Dursun (9/5/2009 6:34:00 AM)

    This poem is related to the peace of the world.We share the same sun, moon and skyİ we're all brothers and sisters Bhaswat, don't we? I intend to participate in the internationale activity of poem in India in the future. How can I register the activity, can you send me the contact address please?

    Best wishes from Turkey

    Nilufer Dursun

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  • Philosophy of a DewyFlower (9/3/2009 11:19:00 AM)

    a friendly poem which shows up sincere feelings
    well said!

    A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain
    'Kahlil Gibran'

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  • Asef Fakih (8/6/2009 11:03:00 AM)

    emotions expressed nicely, the plot demanded little more creativity though.

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  • Braja K Sarkar (7/26/2009 11:52:00 PM)

    full of human touch, a great tribute to best friend..

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  • Efrem Thiwet (7/25/2009 4:58:00 AM)

    you remind me my best friends.
    they weren't here and less than 1% to come here.
    the only way is i will visit them. it would be so nice if they read and comment it.

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  • Laurel Larison (7/20/2009 7:31:00 AM)

    Wonderfully written and expressed. well done!

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  • Ben Gieske (7/18/2009 7:58:00 AM)

    You capture nicely the spirit of the meeting. I like your clever arrangement of words.

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  • Intan Rianda (7/18/2009 1:51:00 AM)

    not all people have chance to having far friends like yours.
    but I am happy, because I have a lot..

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  • Seema Chowdhury (7/13/2009 11:25:00 PM)

    very nice poem. always remember that ' friends are the gifts that we give to ourselves.'

    pl read some of my poems too and send your comments.

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  • Or Nath (7/6/2009 1:42:00 AM)

    ntce.....to read................

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  • Sushmita Moktan (6/29/2009 6:37:00 AM)

    i really like your poem...friends r what we cherish through our lifetime

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  • Kristina B; Williams (6/28/2009 9:45:00 PM)

    a poem n poet after my own heart, now see htese are the poems to read..bout love, life, misery, and personal memories and realities..great invite...just added 2 more..hang over, it over hung, and addics and addictions...both these are long but very strong, im ni the process of adding 2 more..when im done with them i will send an invite..i aleady wrote to poemhunters themselves to let them know that not only am im getting spam and weird offers thru my comments, but some of these invites are infections, and viruses...so be careful.im only keeping the friends i have in my inbox, and not reading comments from those i do not know until poemhunters fixes the problems....

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  • Rosalita Fernandez (6/27/2009 6:43:00 PM)

    this is really good, i like the freeness of this!

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  • Naidz Ladia (6/23/2009 11:24:00 PM)

    that is how friendship stays in their hearts..well delivered..ends in happy ending..naizz

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  • Mehta Hasmukh AmathalalMehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/23/2009 6:22:00 AM)

    Oh, ho! Oh ho, here you are
    My friend, my friend from far
    Am I glad to see you here
    Oh my friend, oh dear, dear! ....... very good write and well planned words.. i love and like it....10

    read mine'Mary to marry' in lighter vane

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