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My Father, where are you!

Till yesterday, I felt blessed by the weight of a hand
on my head, which was so reassuring.
Suddenly, I feel that gone, taking along the might,
which firmly on ground, allowed me a secure footing,
Father! I never felt there was converse to gravity,
and man’s scientific discoveries had true sanctity;
But God! I now feel bizarre, as if popped up in air,
where any tiny stoke of air can now put me into despair,
by wriggling me here and there, when you aren’t here!
with no ancestral base left, whose glare none could dare,
scared to move away from your abode I still fear!

My Father, I never realized, your hand was so strong,
physically, for the match of your otherwise thin bearing,
Mere thought of your departure lets me feel flogged,
No my father, you can’t leave me alone weeping!

My Father! My eyes aren’t seeing any longer,
Please come back, be here and let you be seen.
Infact, did I never realize, you always braved
to make that intense flash of light on me opaque,
which has now mercilessly left me mauve,
duly blinded me, and as if beaten dumbfounded,

My Father, I feel my soul having been punched
as you moved on, vacating your throne,
Please reappear, And plug this “Hollow”,
Which you created by withdrawing your Halo,
The gaps are unlikely to be plugged you sure know.
Father! Though no major tear, of a pain of being torn
assorted collage of feelings your parting devoured,
yet with all gay colours gone, I now feel depleted!
ravening of the fabric in me, you voided dourly ago.
While I feel very bare, deprived and incomplete,
Father my life is all-insipid now, leaving no ego!
I bow to God’s systems though, yet this defeat?
Why do they fail me in you and my child’s ergo!

Without you my father, How can I sail solo?
Don’t leave me alone, Father, please don’t go.

© 2002 Priyavrat Thareja

- Posted on July 6th, 2007 in Pages, General, Poems | 2,335 Views |


2 Responses to “A Tribute to Father”

1. Posted byDan Mulhern on July 6th, 2007 at 11:34 am

Thank you for persevering. Your reflection/prayer is deeply moving.
great love he must have had for you, and how beautifully you have
expressed your love for him.


2. Posted bySowmya Raoh on October 8th, 2007 at 9:56 pm

Priyavrat Sir,

What a touching expression of love..!!
Blessed are you to be gifted with the beautiful heart.
Blessed are your children to have a lovely father like you.


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