(On the occasion of Friendship Day)
When I am charged of raping my love
How can I be a friend, my dear learned friend?
You say you do nothing different,
You too rape, tear open
The inner of all novels of romance
Seduce at will the girl you love in her ignorance.
Let my blind heart and your mind’s eye suffer
Why those be a bar to our friendship.
A friend is psychiatrist by God’s gracious design,
We love our friends
Blessed not to alter despite reasons to abhor
A divine bond practiced by choice till death and beyond.
When I said I was released of the blame
He said he was reading a scripture right then
Love has the power to liberate, nurture and guide
Friendship as pure as gold, a gift of love, worshiped.