Dear my friend, how are you now? Remember those days we got into trouble together, got scolded together? My old friend, where are you now? Remember those days we used to play Hide and seek under the moonlit sky? My old friend, I’m fine here, I’ve got so much to tell you, All about my life and wanderings, All my written works and songs. I miss you, my dear friend, I hope you’re fine. I hope you aren’t alone and sad. My old friend, something happened today: A fight, then I came home wounded and hurt. My old friend, I hope the same doesn’t happen to you. Do you remember the arguments, the hurts and pains we had together? My old friend, I miss you so much. My old friend, snow’s falling on my world. Why does it have to be so sad? Why did you have to go there, where I couldn’t find you? My old friend, the cold rain is soaking me, dripping through my lonely form on the road. I miss you my dear friend, I wish you were here with me, telling me about your day. My old friend, I hope you aren’t six feet under the ground, where it is all loneliness and desolation. I hope you’re happy with your life there, enjoying yourself and possibly other acquaintances. My dear friend, goodbye, I have to go now. My dear friend, goodnight.
One afternoon in September last year, I sat by the window and two songs came into my head: Dear my friend by Agust D, and My Old Friend by Unique Salonga.
This pandemic makes one miss so many friends and family, no?
I remembered how life used to be before COVID-19, carefree and happy. Then, a few days after writing this up, I saw a window in the distance, with no lights for several days now. Then came that feeling: is the person living there okay? There was also that thought that one is always continuously terrified of: “What if my friends or family- Are they okay-?
Then I video-called the two group chats I was in. Thank God everything and everyone was alright!