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F-Bond - a Poem on the Strongest Bond Ever Found Anywhere

Vanita Thakkar is an Entrepreneur - an Engineer-Researcher-Consultant and an Artist - Singer-Composer-Poetess-Writer from Vadodara, Gujarat.

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F-Bond

The other day, I went to see

A friend, who does research in Chemistry.

After the usual, “How do you do ?”

I said, “I have a question for you –

Can you name the bond

Which is the strongest of all those found ?”

She laughed, “Are you kidding ?

That’s the simplest question in Chemical Bonding !

It is known the whole world round

That ionic is the strongest bond to be found.”

Woefully nodding my head I said,

“You are wrong, I am afraid.

Compare all the data, fresh and latest

F-bond is stronger than the rest.”

”F-bond ?”, She jumped off her chair

And gave me a confused glare.

“Yes, F-bond”, I replied.

“What’s that ?”, She cried.

“What’s it’s length and strength .... ?

And what about it’s existence .... ?”

“To digest the information I am going to impart,

Put aside your brain and apply your heart.

It’s bond length and bond energy –

Both tend to infinity.

It’s full name is “Friendship Bond” and you see,

It exists between you and me.”


- Vanita Thakkar (13.04.1990)


I wrote this poem to gift it to one of my school friends on her birthday. We used to do that - gift each other with poems / quotes / writings on birthdays / occasions or just for fun ....

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This poem comes under the word prompt challenge on - Friendship - by my dear friend and fellow writer-poetess on HubPages - Brenda Arledge. However, it is not a new one. I hope Brenda and other friends enjoy reading it as a part of her word prompt challenge.

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Reflections ....

True friendship is very rare and precious.

We get to hear more about true, exemplary friendships among men, even in history and scriptures, like - Raama-Guha, Raama-Sugreeva, Raama-Vibhishana, in the Raamaayana and Krishna-Sudaamaa, Krishna-Arjuna in the Mahaabharata .... There are hardly any examples / tales about great friendships among ladies. Ladies tend to remain too engrossed / busy with families and domestic responsibilities ....

(from the reply to comment by author-poetess friend on HubPages - Chitrangadaji.)

© 2021 Vanita Thakkar

Comments

Vanita Thakkar (author) on August 02, 2021:

Thanks, dear Brenda.

Much appreciated.

Best regards to you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on August 02, 2021:

Vanita

This is a fantastic poem.

I'm certain your friend enjoyed receiving this for a Birthday present.

It is definitely the strongest bond. I will post the link in the word prompt article.

Lora Hollings on August 02, 2021:

What a delightful poem on friendship! Friendship can provide us with so many benefits as your poem reveals to us with wit and charm. What an enjoyable read! Thanks for sharing.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on August 02, 2021:

Thanks, John for the lovely comments. I hope you had a great Friendship Day and you enjoy much greater than great friendship all the year through.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on August 02, 2021:

Thanks, Brother Manatita for your loving and thoughtful comments.

Good friendship is necessary, precious and rare. There is a very famous dialogue from an old Hindi movie which says, "One who has a good friend and a good wife is among the luckiest of men."

Best regards to you.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on August 01, 2021:

Happy Friendship Day to you also, Vanita. I love this poem you wrote for your friend. Thank you for sharing.

manatita44 from london on August 01, 2021:

Cute, tender, charming, again childlike and beautiful. Friendship is necessary indeed!!

Vanita Thakkar (author) on July 31, 2021:

Happy Friendship Day to All my Friends - on HubPages as well as everywhere else !!

Vanita Thakkar (author) on April 20, 2021:

Thanks, Chtirangadaji for your visit and your lovely comments.

True friendship is very rare and precious indeed !! We get to hear more about true, exemplary friendships among men, even in history and scriptures, like - Raama-Guha, Raama-Sugreeva, Raama-Vibhishana, Krishna-Sudaamaa, Krishna-Arjuna .... There are hardly any examples / tales about great friendships among ladies. Ladies tend to remain too engrossed / busy with families and domestic responsibilities ....

Yes, we used to gift lots of cards and handicrafts and such lovely things - readymade as well as self-made ones - to friends and dear ones .... good old days and such beautiful memories !! Sometimes, my friends used to tell me, I would like to have a poem from you this time or an embroidery piece and so on ....

Now a days, everything is online and virtual :-) :-) - especially after this corona outbreak !!

Vanita Thakkar (author) on April 20, 2021:

Thanks, MG Singhji for your nice comments.

So far, I have not come across anyone who found it difficult to understand this poem :-) :-) It is an old poem and many, many people have read it, heard it being recited ....

Vanita Thakkar (author) on April 20, 2021:

Thanks, Kalpana for your visit and your lovely comments. I am happy you liked the poem.

True, friends can be like family and sometimes, more than family.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on April 20, 2021:

Thanks, Brenda.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 20, 2021:

Nice response to the word prompt challenge, Vanita.

True friendship is precious indeed and you are fortunate if you have them.

In my childhood days, I also used to gift personalised greeting cards, self made, decorated with drawings or paintings to family and friends on their special occasions. You have reminded me of my younger days, and thank you for this.

Thank you for sharing.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on April 20, 2021:

This is a nice poem but so many people don't understand.

Kalpana Iyer from India on April 19, 2021:

Brought a smile to my face. My initial guess was F stood for Family, but friends can be like family too or sometimes more than family.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 19, 2021:

Vanita,

Well done. I enjoyed reading this poem on the F-bomb.

Friendship is a powerful bond that links two people together.

I will post a link to this one in the word prompt article.

Have a great week!

Vanita Thakkar (author) on April 19, 2021:

Thanks, Misbah for your nice comments. Much appreciated.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on April 19, 2021:

True, dear Peggy, it is great fun and joy to gift poems to friends. With this friend - Nandita - it was both ways, as she also writes.

Thanks for your lovely comments. Hearing from you is always a great joy. Lots of love to you.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on April 19, 2021:

Thanks, Lorna for your lovely comments and appreciation. So happy to hear from you !!

Yes, it was a great joy to gift poems to friends on birthdays and occasions !! It is still so, of course :-) :-)

Since I am into singing, I don’t have cold drinks or ice creams and oily snacks. On this friend’s birthday, I used to have ice cream cake / fudge - exceptionally, once a year :-) :-)

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on April 19, 2021:

I enjoyed reading it, Vanita. Surely the bond of friendship (F Bond) is very strong. You conveyed it beautifully— much appreciated

Blessings and Peace

Vanita Thakkar (author) on April 19, 2021:

Thanks, Ravi. Much appreciated.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on April 19, 2021:

Thanks, Ann for your lovely comments. So happy that you liked it !!

It is not a new poem, but I remembered it as coming Thursday is my friend Nandita’s birthday, for whom I wrote this poem - to gift her.

I was wondering if I could post it for Brenda’s word prompt.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on April 19, 2021:

Thanks, John. Much appreciated.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 19, 2021:

What a nice idea to gift each other with poems! The friendship bond is a strong one between good friends! Brenda will appreciate your response to her word prompt.

Lorna Lamon on April 19, 2021:

I really enjoyed this upbeat and cleverly written poem Vanita and what a wonderful idea to gift it to a friend. Friendship is the cement that holds everything together.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on April 19, 2021:

Nicely written Vanita.The F Bond is certainly the strongest bond in any relationship .You conveyed such a brilliant message in simple words. Thanks for sharing.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 19, 2021:

This is so good and very clever! I did guess, but it's such a great poem and I love that the scientist is puzzled. 'Apply your heart' - what good advice!

This brought a smile to my face. It's a great response to Brenda's prompt too.

Ann

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 19, 2021:

This is great, Vanita. The F-Bond is certainly the strongest force there is. A wonderful poem.

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