Summer of 99

June 22, 2010 at 3:17 pm 16 comments

A guest post from Mayur Pathak. I won’t dwell much on how cool he is when it comes to the art of story telling; to find out more just log on to


We were all born in the hottest city, and we were all coolest boys
Exams were just about over, it was time for us to turn the heat around
No one of us was mumma’s boys, so there was lot of singing and sound
We knew the best days were coming, it was summer of ninty nine…

The meetings on the grounds, the rides on the bikes
The evenings were with Samosa and chai, and nights with cream and ice
The world cup in England, the India Pakistan ties, 
The mauling of Shoaib Akhtar and the victory parties under skies
We all were care free birds, no one cared about money and time
We knew the best days were coming, it was summer of ninty nine…

That girl who sat in the corner, I knew she was mine
We spoke on the phone, from morning till nine
And then when I asked her out, man! I was almost dead
Rehearsed my proposal million times, in the shower and on the bed
I offered my hand for a dance, we waltzed on ‘Yellow’ by coldplay
Her soft hands changed the meaning of touch, I began to sway
Oh how much I was in love, I didn’t know if it was a good sign
All I knew was the best days and it was a summer of ninty nine…

And then we went for admissions, the Engineering just happened
Some got admissions in the city, some took it away
the promises to stay together were now put to the bay
As they all departed one by one, the gap further widened
They all slept alone, with sombre moods and hearts saddened.
But we met before we departed, Jammed on a terrace with beer and wine
We knew these were the best days, it was summer of ninty nine…

Today all are busy with their lives, no one cares a dime
All sweat it out for decent living, from morning till nine
But surely some times an old pal calls, and offers a glass of wine
Then we remember the old days, afterall, it was the summer of ninty nine…

Entry filed under: COL- Circle of Life!.

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16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. snowleopard  |  June 22, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Remarkable. This is the first time I have read a poetry written by you and I must say ‘extraordinaire’. 🙂

    P.S.: I made another observation. You guys are just 6 years older to me. I thought you were about 10 years older. 😛
    @Pal: That means my sister would have been your age….but never mind. 🙂

    • 2. delhizen  |  June 22, 2010 at 3:55 pm

      Since its for my blog- it had to be special! Thanks Mayur 🙂 🙂

      Pats why did you have to refer to the age bit??? grr…

      • 3. Prateek  |  June 22, 2010 at 4:08 pm

        Yeah, I know I shoudn’t have but then I am the incarnation of EVIL on the earth. 😛 😉
        And anyway, no one knows my age so you are safe. 🙂 😉

      • 4. Mayur  |  June 22, 2010 at 4:29 pm

        Awww… common! I had thought of writing it for my blog. Par likh nahi pa raha tha. You presented a chance and it came out.

    • 5. Mayur  |  June 22, 2010 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks for the appreciation Patty! Irrespective of the difference of age, you are still ‘Small’ mister 🙂

      • 6. Prateek  |  June 22, 2010 at 4:55 pm

        Yes I am small but only in age sir, only in age….. 🙂

  • 7. Raju Bist  |  June 22, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Hey this is brilliant!
    Do you often invite people to write these guest posts?

    • 8. delhizen  |  June 23, 2010 at 10:35 am

      Hey Raju, at times I do and on ocassions ppl Volunteer! works both ways 🙂 would u like to?

  • 9. Dr. D  |  June 23, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Fantastic Mayur, i luv! it has ths sad yet happy affect to it .. very cool, very relatable..

  • 10. Summer of ’99 « Mayur's blog  |  June 23, 2010 at 12:50 am

    […] PDRTJS_settings_878527_post_1897 = { "id" : "878527", "unique_id" : "wp-post-1897", "title" : "Summer+of+%2799", "item_id" : "_post_1897", "permalink" : "" } I wrote this post for the first anniversary of Pallavi’s blog. You can read the original file here. […]

  • 11. Sapna  |  June 23, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    One more classic by Mayur 🙂

    @Pal: How have you been?

    @Patty: A very irrelevant observation…

    • 12. delhizen  |  June 23, 2010 at 1:29 pm

      surving and getting along Sappy! a call to you is due, expect it soon 🙂

  • 13. Mayur  |  June 23, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you every one. Well, it just happened. And it was Pal’s anniversary. So it added to the charm!

  • 14. Madhav / Harshad  |  June 25, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Mayurbhai is Rocking in Poetry also.!! 😉

  • 15. Mayur  |  June 28, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    My poem was selected by Blogadda’s spicy saturday pics. 🙂

    • 16. Prateek  |  June 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm

      Congratulations 🙂


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