To my dear Father……..

Today, on Father’s Day, I am reading many articles of a Father-daughter relationship……

I have no reminiscences about you…..All that I ve heard about you is from mom ,who has been my pillar of strength throughout……She has never made me feel your absence ….. But, the tears that she shed silently revealed the intense pain that she had in her heart……. She did her best & I love her ,too much………

There were times ,when she too ,must have missed you around…….but she didn’t allow her feelings to come anywhere near me……..

I ve read ,that a daughter is very close to her father……… When I read this ,there is a slight void somewhere within……. But I console myself ,saying ……May be  it was not meant for me…… ………

She is our little angel……that is what you always said about me to mom…….You used to flare up if anyone chided me…….Whatever I demanded for, was presented to me the same or next day………Your love for me was so much that mom had no say at all………In all ways, you were too generous , always ready to help …..There were times when an outing used to be planned & you used to arrive late saying you had to help one of your colleagues…..These were the little things about you that I came to know through mom……. .

But as it is said, good times never last long…….You left us all of a sudden, definitely not the age to depart……Maybe, destiny had some other plans …….Though I ve no remembrances, I ve always felt your presence every day ,through the many anecdotes that mom used to pass on to me…..

This Father’s Day, this angel of yours is thanking you , for all that you ve given me ,especially your blessings  & most important my beautiful ,loving mom…….Wherever you are , you will always be my inspiration & guiding force in life……

May be ,this is what is termed as a father-daughter relationship, a bond very very special……

 

 

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Yes, it is Father’s Day today………..

Yes……It is Father’s Day today

The entire universe 
is so ebullient
and engrossed
in celebrations…….

Some with gifts,
Some with lots of kisses,
Some solicitous,
Some in quietude,
Some expressing love 
in poetic verses…….

But …my dearest Father
How do you want me
to celebrate your day ……today….??

As far as my memory unfolds
I ve no reminiscences of you,
I neither remember 
having seen you or
having spoken to you….

I ve only yearned for you
every moment of my life,
And, I ve always felt 
your presence,your affection
and your loving arms around me
in the darkest moments of my life…..

I ve also heard a lot
about your unparalleled love for me,
I heard
You took me by your side 
at the last moment
and kissed me…….with moist eyes

When I began feeling your absence,
I did a lot of questioning to my mother,
I remember her showing me
A bright star in the sky
And consoling me
that it was you……….

I also remember her
shedding quiet tears
when I was adamant 
and asked her 
to get that star for me…….

But as the years passed by……
I resigned myself to fate
for I could no longer 
elude the reality……..

I love you too much 
I ve always felt your absence 
In times of difficulties and happier times …too,
That is when I ve questioned God…
Why did he take you away from me…??

I promise you
I’ll always make you  proud,
I’ll transcend everything
and will always look up to that star
with pride ,care and affection……..

What can I give you today…????
My very existence is ’cause of you
Where ever you are ,
I was , am,  and will always remain
a part of you….forever…

Today being celebrated 
as your special day…
The only gift that I have
and can give you
are these treasured feelings of mine
My dearest Father……..

Yes…It is Father’s Day today……..