There is a first time for everything
Savor it while it lasts.
It may not be the best of all
But it stays down your memory lane
Till you last.
Memories play a complicated game
Strong enough to heal you years later,
Some moments brighten up your soul
Part of them have always been the first times.
The first time you jumped off the cliff to the water
Walking past your fear and doubts,
The first time you spoke to a stranger
Breaking the barrier of what’s and if’s,
The first time you dealt with your broken heart
Thinking life has been ruthless on you,
The first time you gave yourselves up
Believing the best is about to be,
These first times do not repeat themselves.
Bring out the best in them,
They will stay by your side till you last.
Adorn the good experiences, they shape you up
Let go off the lousy ones, habits they should not become.
First times are special, do not rush past them
They don’t repeat themselves
Savor them while they last.
-Shanta (Poetry 2014)
Photograph : Making friends at Manali