‘Farewell My Friends’ by Rabindranath Tagore

It was beautiful

As long as it lasted

The journey of my life

I have no regrets

Whatsoever save

The pain I’ll leave behind.

Thhose dear hearts

Who love and care…

And the heart strings pulling

At the heart and sole…

The strong aarms

That held me up

When my own strength

Let me down.

At every turning of my life

I came across

Good friends,

Friends who stood by me

Even when the time raced me by.

 

Farewell, farewell

My friends

I smile and

Bid you goodbye.

No, shed no tears

For I need them not

All I need is your smile.

If you feel sad

Do think of me

For that’s what I’ll like.

When you live in the hearts

Of those you love

Remember then

You never die.