School Reunion

I wrote this poem after I attended a school reunion in my Alma mater – Army School Bangalore in 2011. I was entering the school again after 18 years! Just being there and meeting with my old class/batch mates gave me a rush of emotions which I thought I’d put down as a poem.

Yes it’s me my dear friend!
Many years apart did we spend.

Today we stand on familiar ground,
From where parted, we’ve come around.

These playgrounds of our boyhood years,
These classrooms of our childhood cheers.

Boys of past, are men today,
Against all odds we’ve held sway.

To our teachers our success’s owed,
Years ago, our future they sowed.

It’s but destiny that we meet,
to celebrate and share memories sweet.

Now not lonely, now not sad,
With you beside, now I’m glad.