“The worst distance between two people is misunderstanding.”- Anonymous
They were co-workers in the same place
Spending ten hours, sharing the same space
With similar goals in mind, they did share
A camaraderie that at work is probably rare
They worked hard, each other they supported
Towards a common goal both were motivated
Now there were some people, who, like always
Could not help feeling jealous in some ways
Of their friendship, they felt ignored
Anecdotes of these two would leave them bored
One such individual, one fine day
Trying to generate excitement in some way
Let loose a piece of gossip quite benign
About one friend to the other, drawing a line
Between the two friends, creating distance
Their friendship would not be the same hence
The seed of doubt germinated once it was sown
Out of proportion the gossip was blown
In the mind of the one who had heard
This piece of gossip, believing every word
Never did the listener stop to verify
From the friend whether this was a lie
There occurred a quiet transformation
In his demeanor, to his friend’s consternation
But again his friend did not stop to clarify
The reason behind this behavior, though he wondered why
Thus this misunderstanding pulled them apart
Interactions grew awkward, although at heart
Both longed for each other’s company still
There remained a void others could not fill
Months later, when it was already accepted
That they avoided each other, in a manner unexpected
They found they were alone with each other
Unable to escape, at first neither did bother
To initiate a conversation, but then out of politeness
One struck a conversation, hovering on topics harmless
Almost imperceptibly the conversation took turn
To the gossip that had been the bone of contention
And thus came the chance to clear the dark cloud
Of misunderstanding between them, to get rid of doubt
It was something quite minor, actually ludicrous
Not even worthy of creating that much fuss
The air now clear, the distance between the two
Disappeared, they were back to being friends true!
7 thoughts on “Misunderstanding”
Hi Shuchita this Laxmi Verma of St Fidelis College ( X- B)
hope you still remember me
Pl call/ watsapp/ sms at 9453015891.
For some reason I am unable to contact you on whatsapp.. would like to call you but I am in different time zone..
Laxmi!!! So nice to hear from you! Of course I remember you, have even tried to find you on FB over the years!
Even I tried to search you on FB, my my bad luck. there is so much to update you on … drop me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can communicate.
With the efforts of Vijyant Rajvanshi many of the people of our section are on Watsapp. you can also join if time permits .
Such a frequent occurrence in so many relationships..
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Now that’s a brilliant composition. I might as well try it 🙂
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