Father Dear!

A ‘Tribute to Dad’
 

They brought you home,

a little bundle.

Restlessly I fumbled

wanting to hold you,

to softly touch my hope, my dreams

but you were so tiny and tender

What if I hurt you?

So, I let you be,

I let you grow

watching you intently.

As you clung onto dear life –

Your mother

Your lifeline

while I watched behind the lines.

How I envied your mother then!

Moments passed so slowly then

Making me think that you would

never recognize me,

Your father!

When one fine day, tired and exhausted

I lay down loosening my tie beside you.

Something in what I did (I still wonder what)

suddenly made you treat me

with that dimpled smile of yours

that I fell headlong for.

No other person had ever charmed me so.

My little girl

As I watched you twirl

Years passed us swiftly by.

It was time for you to go away.

I suppose we had to call it a day.

You smile for someone else today.

But hey! I know!

There was a time

You flashed that first innocent smile

Only for me.

Then, there was just the two of us.

You and Me!

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18 thoughts on “Father Dear!

  1. Shail, you have done well in this by capturing the feelings of a father of a Daughter. As I tell my daughters to remind- “I was the first man to love them.”

  2. Dear Prabhatji, I am really happy that you mangaged to read this blog. Glad that you liked the piece of verse. As I had mentioned earlier, my Happy Father’s Day is for you too. Always.

  3. Shail, thanks so much for visiting my blog and for the wishes 🙂

    This is so beautifully written. I loved the lines:
    ‘No other person had ever charmed me so.

    My little girl

    As I watched you twirl’

    The bond b/w dads and their daughters is so special no 🙂
    Gud luck for the contest 🙂

  4. This is so beutiful!It made me cry.I share the same bond with my father.Thank u for bringing this emotion of me!

  5. Tejal :
    This is so beutiful!It made me cry.I share the same bond with my father.Thank u for bringing this emotion of me!

    Oh Thank you Tejal. So nice that my poem could make you feel so. Hope to see more of you here.

  6. ana :
    “my hope my dreams” what a different world would it be if all fathers thought this of their daughters. Lovely!

    Hi Ana, Nice to see you here. It definitely would be a lovely world if all fathers thought like that – full of affection for their daughters. Sadly, that is not the case….:(

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