Sunday, April 09, 2006

Goodbye to all that was good


and this is my goodbye to this place.
i will never again return to this pink CIEFL
this place to which i probably never really belonged to.
and it saddens me that i now never will.
the 25 minute train ride.
the innumerable minutes spent waiting for the train at sitaphalmandi.
friends kind and loving enough to walk with me till station everyday.


the tank
the tank on which all sat at the edge, never in the middle.
and the tank which probably created a few communities and
to be fair, intimidated many others.
the mess, with its plastic chairs and food i missed on the weekends,
only because i could afford to.


friends made on the first day,
ships maintained throughout.
inspite of the mind numbing GB s.
inspite of 'ideological' differences.
inspite of .....

and here is to the women of CIEFL.
the most unnerving, tongue twisting kinds,
who make me stammer,
and fall in love.
to the women of CIEFL
the stronger race.
goodbye all the girls i liked
and could never say anything to
goodbye to you all to whom i could say something to,
goodbye again


and soon it will be that last day,
that last ticket, saying sitaphalmandi to begumpet.
the last familiar nod from the man at the ticket counter.
the last cig smoked on tank
the last eye contact
the last look
the last visit to sagar
the last paper soap used...LOL
the last groan
the last "oh god i hate her"

the last of the carefree days
the last of the free world
the last of this weird unique isolated place hidden amongst trees
and inhabited by the strangest people,
who strangely are not strange to each other

the strangeness that is CIEFL
this oasis in the middle of this thing called real world,
which one cant find, after leaving through its gates.

leaves a hole in the soul,
now which we will try to
fill by looking elsewhere
for this place called CIEFL

and fail

till we return once again


return to pink CIEFL.

6 comments:

serendipiduous said...
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serendipiduous said...

this is probabaly the most moving piece of literature u have ever written...

medusa said...

well, atleast one can hope u wont have to return to a pink ciefl.
nice.

Solan said...

n I love you...i agree this is one of ur most prolific posts.

mizfit said...

...never say good-bye! i don't believe it's last of any of these for u...it's a part of everlasting memories that u have created.
it seems so long since i completed MBA though in reality , it's been just a few months :(

arunima said...

Excellent post, maam!
but i didnt get the meaning of ur comment on my post- hav i done something? if i have, let me tell u, it was unintentional, really. nevertheless, sorry but cud u please explain, wat u meant....