Shirish asked me if I could write about him and I didn’t say a word.
I remember back in 10 th grade how Shirish wrote a poem and left it on my desk just before the morning assembly.
It was royal blue ink on ruled lines and it smelled like the deodorant he used to wear.
Whats me without you?
I have found my world
There is only you in it
What is me without you?
Just like night with out its moon
Summer without its sun
Stopping a flower from blooming when its almost done
It is like Dalmatians without spots
A piglet with out pooh
It is like Dori not being in Nemo
That is me with out you
You are my sun,
My moon shining on me
No matter what I am going through.
I wasn’t sure if the girl in the poem was me because I wasn’t the most beautiful girl in the entire school. I couldn’t possibly take his breath away.
I had never thought about it that time.
Showing this to my class teacher and my friends would create more issues and would disturb him as well as me.
I remained passive not reacting even a bit. I was more focused on my target of getting above 90 percent in Secondary School Certificate exams and achieved it too getting 93.
He fell for another classmate three months later.
I tossed the paper away. The last time I saw him was in the Eichsttat Hall on the School Send off Day . It has been six years but I still carry the poem with me.