To my friend who sent over tomato soup yesterday when she heard I had a bad cold.
The tomato soup was tasty and thick,
Just what you need when you are sick.
And as I drank it nice and hot,
I sat back in my chair and thought
Of bonds that go back 40 years;
Of friends and foes and dreams and fears;
Of our women's hostel days-
Of chai and rasam, our joys and tears;
Of co-op, common-room, hostel days;
and our sometimes errant ways;
Of Ma Idiks, mess thambis, appam & stew -
See what tomato soup can do?
and a post - script:And now this is no idle boast-
I'm well and having tea and toast.