The Find

In search of heavens I venture
To discover my perfect texture.
The journey was full of life
Greeted me with a hug and a knife.

In the morning I achieved
By evening got deceived.
Tears were always there
Sad or happy, I didn’t care.

The rains sometimes washed away
Possessions that were meant to stay.
Other times they came in first
When the lips were craving with thirst.

I roamed around, I saw a lot
I walked the ground, a sky I bought.
Angels and demons, I befriended both
Tacit compromises, but under the oath.

A sight then, called for happy sighs
No two sides, just a treat to eyes.
Comfort and security so deep
That no evil can ever peep.

I searched everywhere
Found something somewhere.
The caressing heaven, the perfect texture
Finally found in the ‘welcome home’ gesture.

Dedicated to the place I have been calling home for half a decade. The people who made it home and the memories they created, will always be cherished. A few glimpses of the final days. (I am in a green t-shirt, shouldn’t be difficult to spot even while camouflaging)

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58 thoughts on “The Find

  1. cote8050 April 22, 2015 / 12:53 pm

    Wonderful poem, visually as well! and great pictures!! thank you for sharing this!

    Namaste, Michelle

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    • Prateek Kohli April 22, 2015 / 12:57 pm

      Namaste, Michelle ! Thank you so much for taking the time out to read and for such a lovely comment. I am really glad you liked it. 🙂 Have a beautiful day ahead 🙂

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  2. izza ifzaal April 22, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    This whole poem made me smile and I wished such time with great people called friends never end! You wrote each stanza with such precept like wow seriously but (lol )now i feel gloomy reminiscing my hostel days! 🙂

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    • Prateek Kohli April 22, 2015 / 1:23 pm

      Izza Izza Izza ! Undoubtedly these days don’t return. But I think no days ever return 😀 I remember feeling the same way when school ended. But memories always continue to be made 🙂
      Thank you for reading it so deeply and as always, for making my day with wonderful appreciation 🙂

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      • izza ifzaal April 25, 2015 / 10:45 am

        Yeah memories are there but time fades away 😦
        take care
        lots of blessings 🙂

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      • Prateek Kohli April 25, 2015 / 4:20 pm

        Ah! I think you should call your hostel friends today and have a chat 🙂
        God bless you 🙂 Keep smiling 🙂

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      • izza ifzaal April 25, 2015 / 6:40 pm

        Yeah will do that :)Thanks Prateek 🙂

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  3. Kritika Vashist April 22, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    Beautiful and nostalgic.
    “The rains sometimes washed away
    Possessions that were meant to stay.
    Other times they came in first
    When the lips were craving with thirst.”
    Absolutely loved this stanza!

    You are graduating this year, right?
    Good wishes to you. 🙂

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    • Prateek Kohli April 22, 2015 / 1:31 pm

      Thank you, Kritika! It really feels like a sense of satisfaction when appreciation comes from amazing poets like you 🙂 I am really glad you liked it.
      And yes, in a couple of weeks 🙂

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  4. shambhavi31 April 22, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    I can very well relate to your poem. 😦 Yesterday me and two of my closest pals connected through conference call. I miss them a lot. When I left my college, I always thought, I won’t miss much, cause then the only thing I wanted to do was escape and go home. But, now that I am away, O realized that I was so wrong. May be, I don’t miss the place or most of the class, but I miss those who touched my heart. I would love to see them again and spend time with them. Ah! You poem has left me in a lake of nostalgia 😦

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    • Prateek Kohli April 22, 2015 / 6:30 pm

      Yes, things do change after college, don’t they? And grass is always greener on the other side. You are absolutely right that its the people who make that place, our place. Suppose we have to move on. There’s no lack of good people so there’s a high probability that we’ll meet such people wherever we are 😀

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      • shambhavi31 April 23, 2015 / 6:44 am

        Yes everything changes, for good, *trying to be optimistic* about it! We hope to meet such people again, I hope that this hope turns into reality. 🙂

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  5. salwaadlyy April 22, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    I can’t express how much i love this, Its so beautiful that i actually read it 4 times, yep 4 times, It’s so beautiful. Really good job and congratulations. I hope the rest of your life is too full of nice people, success and happiness and always remember the best is yet to come 🙂 🙂 good luck!

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    • Prateek Kohli April 22, 2015 / 6:42 pm

      Thank you so much, Salwa for these wonderful words of appreciation and also for the lovely wishes 🙂
      I am really glad that you were able to connect to it. Best wishes to you too 🙂

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  6. Aakansha April 22, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    “Angels and Demons, I befriended both.”

    Oh My God. What a beautiful sentence. This might be my next whatsapp status. Lol. I hope that’s okay.

    Even though I’m stuck up in the worst college with the worst people, this post made me wonder that I might miss it once it’s over.

    Beautiful!

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    • Prateek Kohli April 22, 2015 / 6:49 pm

      Hehe it would be my honor, Aakansha if it becomes your whatsapp status. You better do it soon before net neutrality goes 😛
      And trust me, my initial months were pathetic too. But we all have this tendency to get addicted to our environment. Going away from it is always hard. I think you might be feeling the same about your school friends at this stage? I used to compare everyone here with my school friends which made me all the more disappointed 😀
      I wish you get addicted to these worst people and make them the best soon 😉 Thank you so much for appreciating 🙂

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      • Aakansha April 22, 2015 / 7:54 pm

        Yes yes, now it definitely will be my whatsapp status. 😀

        Well, again you are so on point that it is starting to freak me out. 😛
        I compare everyone with my school friends and how cool they were and how dumb these new FRIENDS are. It’s like I still haven’t been able to get over the fact that we must also make new friends without having to replace the old ones. And that’s why it becomes a real struggle for me.

        I’ll just take this lesson for you to try to adjust in this environment.

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      • Prateek Kohli April 22, 2015 / 8:09 pm

        I can completely relate with this. But don’t worry, this struggle only means that we were very lucky to have an awesome bunch of friends and our standards are high.
        Give Time, time and it will raise the bar even higher but then it’ll be time to move on. That’s life I suppose, as soon as we make our comfort zone, it is ready with a new challenge. No place for boredom 😉

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    • Prateek Kohli April 23, 2015 / 1:09 pm

      Also, when is the face to face encounter with the handsome beast coming? 😉

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      • payalgajbhiye April 24, 2015 / 5:09 am

        Well…I am still writing prateek…work got a bit hectic this week…but I promise it will come soon to you !

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  7. petite poetries and more April 22, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    This poem made me heaven nostalgic.! Everyone has to go through this find once a lifetime and its a treasure to keep those memories. “Finally found in the ‘welcome home’ gesture” is the best line, nothing else could end this beautiful poem. 🙂

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    • Prateek Kohli April 22, 2015 / 6:58 pm

      It is an honor to know that you were able to connect, Archita 🙂 And your comment is an even better end to this poem. Thank you so much 🙂
      I am looking forward to your next post too 😉

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      • petite poetries and more April 22, 2015 / 7:03 pm

        Oh my.! You always tend to surprise and make me feel happy with your comments. 🙂 You’re most welcome, Prateek. 🙂
        And I’m working on it, it’ll be up soon. 🙂

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  8. AdiC April 22, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    It’s a beautiful ode to your institute! Cherish the last few days 🙂 And click lots of pictures! They help later 😉

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    • Prateek Kohli April 22, 2015 / 7:05 pm

      Thank you Aditi! You are absolutely right. I still regret that we considered taking pictures in the last days of school as too uncool 😀 That mistake won’t be repeated 😉

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      • AdiC April 23, 2015 / 1:41 am

        And I hope you can recognize yourself with that beard years later! 😉

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      • Prateek Kohli April 23, 2015 / 8:28 am

        Haha a bigger concern is whether my parents recognize me days later 😛

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  9. Urvi Talaty April 23, 2015 / 3:34 am

    It’s so nice to read something that has resulted from such deep emotion! Heartfelt and beautiful!

    I’m only in my first year at engineering, but I can relate to how I felt when I left school!

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    • Prateek Kohli April 23, 2015 / 8:31 am

      Parting from school friends was indeed much more difficult for me too. The innocence which is found there is unparalleled 🙂
      And thank you for these kind words, Urvi. I am more than glad that you could relate to it. Live this time until it lasts 🙂

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      • Urvi Talaty April 23, 2015 / 8:40 am

        Yes, school is indeed the best time in the education process:) I will surely be living this time to the fullest!

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  10. negativethinkerr April 23, 2015 / 5:14 pm

    really gr8 1 !!

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  11. Camille Atienza April 25, 2015 / 6:03 am

    I can feel what you feel about your friends. And this poem has greatly expressed it! Love it! ❤

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    • Prateek Kohli April 25, 2015 / 3:18 pm

      Hi Camille ! I see you are back after a break! Thank you so much for showering your love. Its heartening to see that you could relate to it 🙂

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    • Prateek Kohli April 29, 2015 / 7:26 pm

      I am glad you liked it, my friend 🙂 Thank you so much for letting me know this. I hope you are doing good 🙂

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      • lilylanders30 April 30, 2015 / 2:02 am

        You’re welcome, and thank you, I am doing alright I suppose. 🙂

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  12. maryam191 May 12, 2015 / 8:40 pm

    Well yeah, college life brings forth a motley of emotions making us the real man. Preparing us for the real world.

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    • Prateek Kohli May 12, 2015 / 9:06 pm

      Truly said! I hope it succeeded in doing so in my case too 😀

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