Went around searching
the market, the mall, the narrow alley,
all brimming with colourful
bargains to take home.
Went around peeping through the windows
of bedazzling jewellers,
looking for a glittering relic,
to honour you.
Tried much to look into my wardrobe
to part with a special possession of mine.
Tried still to craft a necklace
of the rare jewels I had collected over the years.
Thought over to present you a token of my talent-
an immortal melody in my voice,
write a lyric or an ode to our friendship.
But I found them all low for you.
The pedestal holding our love is high,
my prayer is the only gift
in no wrappers,
or sparkling ribbons tied around,
just silence and a glitter in my eye.