IRWR – It’s Really Worth Reading

Hey friends, today is an important day in my blogging journey. The completion of 5 years since I began to jot down my thoughts on this space… as with each year, I’ve invited one of my blog pals to write a guest post. Thanks for the support you’ve all given me through the five years, both through praise and criticism. It’s helped me grow… Without further adieu, let me introduce to you, Janhvi (JJ).. her words follow…

Today is the 5th birthday of this blog – Its two homes are here and here. And on this special day I have been asked by the author Leo (Vinay) to write as a guest. It’s truly an honour to be writing for/about this blog and about my newest dear friend.
IRWR – I Rhyme Without Reason…. is the last place to look for unreasonable writings (be it poetry or otherwise). One of the best poetry blogs around (and the only reason I am adding “one of” is because there may be blogs I am yet to discover… so no categorical statements); it awed and amused me the first time I dropped by.
I still remember my first reaction after going through the blog – “Perfect and beautiful”. Though I had no clue about the author except what was written in the blog itself, one thing was sure, he was a great guy, very down to earth, and with an art with words. And how happy I was to be proved right when i came to know him. 🙂
I owe my friendship with him to another blogger, who shared our email-ids with each other. We got talking to each other just randomly. About the blog, about blogging etc. Just like any friendship, the chats became more based on us than the blogs with time. The blogs did keep coming in the chat, but the frequency became less and less. This continued for some time until a fair enough balance was struck between the topics of the chat.
From knowing just the author to knowing the person has been a wonderful experience. And i hope it continues. A poem for both the person and the author: (I wish it could be original but it’s not – sadly):
It was at random that we met,
A chance that not many get.
When I heard the “Uh Oh”,
How was I to know!
That you would turn out to be my special friend,
Someone who could be there,
Until the end.
No matter how I feel or what I do,
I know, in my heart,
That I can count on you.
I’ve never seen you,
Heard you, or touched you.
Those kind of chances are very few.
To meet someone from far away,
Never knowing if they’re here to stay,
Not knowing if what they say is true,
Of what they’re doing and telling you.
So far away, but yet so near,
The “not knowing” is the fear.
Is it truth, or is it lies?
Will a heart grow, or will it die?
Either way, the bonds of Friendship’s strings are tied.
One’s needs are met,
Some with regret.
Some with hope,
Some with pain.
But still, the answer is plain.
If we hadn’t met,
On that very day,
Things would be different
In every way.
The emptiness may be filled,
A life may start to rebuild.
A heart may be broken,
Or made to mend;
All because of that
“Random Friend”.
Thanks JJ for the wishes! And for gracing my humble little blog with your nice words! 🙂 Friends, there is a poem written by me for the November Poetic Asides challenge just before this post. Do read that too! Thank you! 🙂

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

  

30 thoughts on “IRWR – It’s Really Worth Reading

  1. I just read the first few lines. so thought I should leave comment first.. so I am.. HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY MY DEAR FREND LEO..I am flying because I am ardent fan of your writings.. YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! HAAPPPPPPPYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!CONGRATS>>>>>>>>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Someone is Special

  2. I just read the first few lines. so thought I should leave comment first.. so I am.. HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY MY DEAR FREND LEO..I am flying because I am ardent fan of your writings.. YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! HAAPPPPPPPYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!CONGRATS>>>>>>>>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Someone is Special

  3. Janhvi, you are one of the lucky person in this world.. because you have written a guest post for Leo's 5 year completion.. Wow and I don't have words to say about your writings.. It is the best for the celebration.. Thanks for blessing..Someone is Special

  4. Janhvi, you are one of the lucky person in this world.. because you have written a guest post for Leo's 5 year completion.. Wow and I don't have words to say about your writings.. It is the best for the celebration.. Thanks for blessing..Someone is Special

  5. Congratulations Leo on your 5th year…and counting!JJ's post is very very nice…a great virtual friend I am sure…:)You know JJ, Leo to me is the best ever blogger friend I met and is my friend too since the time we met…:DIf i don't write, next thing he would be mad at me…so next thing I would do would be to write… and does me good anyway..keeps my blog alive…:PC.O.N.G.R.A.T.U.L.A.T.I.O.N.S. Best!

  6. Congratulations Leo on your 5th year…and counting!JJ's post is very very nice…a great virtual friend I am sure…:)You know JJ, Leo to me is the best ever blogger friend I met and is my friend too since the time we met…:DIf i don't write, next thing he would be mad at me…so next thing I would do would be to write… and does me good anyway..keeps my blog alive…:PC.O.N.G.R.A.T.U.L.A.T.I.O.N.S. Best!

  7. First of all, thanks to all the people who appreciated my writing.@SiS – I know am very very lucky. Thanks for the compliments.@aame – Thanks. :)@Meow – Thanks a lot.@Amity – Leo is a great friend and u r right, he is an inspiration to keep writing.

  8. First of all, thanks to all the people who appreciated my writing.@SiS – I know am very very lucky. Thanks for the compliments.@aame – Thanks. :)@Meow – Thanks a lot.@Amity – Leo is a great friend and u r right, he is an inspiration to keep writing.

  9. > Amity,Yeah, so you better write soon 😛 You're very much not there on Blogsville nowadays! :P>> JJ,Amity doesn't find inspiration to write from me, I just push her to 😛

  10. > Amity,Yeah, so you better write soon 😛 You're very much not there on Blogsville nowadays! :P>> JJ,Amity doesn't find inspiration to write from me, I just push her to 😛

  11. Great Leo, it's fantastic.. five years of writing is no mean achivement..this.. ( I will be completing just two on Ninth Novemeber)..Janhavi's words are wonderful and truly express about your blogs.. Heartiest congratulations.. keep going and growing and glowing…RS 🙂

  12. Great Leo, it's fantastic.. five years of writing is no mean achivement..this.. ( I will be completing just two on Ninth Novemeber)..Janhavi's words are wonderful and truly express about your blogs.. Heartiest congratulations.. keep going and growing and glowing…RS 🙂

  13. > Thanks RAMESHJI 🙂 Glad you liked the post she wrote, and for the wonderful wishes and support you've given me through your words! :D>> Dr. ROSHAN, thank you..>> AMITY, works at times, not at other times.

  14. > Thanks RAMESHJI 🙂 Glad you liked the post she wrote, and for the wonderful wishes and support you've given me through your words! :D>> Dr. ROSHAN, thank you..>> AMITY, works at times, not at other times.

  15. Leo wish ur blog a v happy bday dear!! N wish many more milestones!!JJ- Wt a beautiful poem!! Loved it!!God Bless U guys….with happiness n success!!

  16. Leo wish ur blog a v happy bday dear!! N wish many more milestones!!JJ- Wt a beautiful poem!! Loved it!!God Bless U guys….with happiness n success!!

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