Alone in a lonely place My friend I didn’t see your face.

I don’t know what changed you What took you so far away You didn’t meet me

Didn’t even say a word.

You are around me And then too far You don’t even care Didn’t even look back to see.

I was your good friend The one in whom you confided I haven’t done any wrong

Ask the trees and birds.

Please forgive me, if I was wrong Because I just can’t see you gone.

— Babita Ghale, Class IX, The Elite’s Co-Ed