Parents

care
share
teach
guard

early morning
heat dry noon
serene evening
windy cold midnight

always there
always beside
always hugs
always kisses

all tears
all sweats
all bloods
all exhausted

look for job
look for chance
look for life
just for us

should we deny
should we forget
should we abandon
after all their devotion

if you seek God's love
love them much
if you seek God's care
care them much

if they still alive
say sweet
if they died
pray all heart

somebody's father
also our father
somebody's mother
also our mother

someday
we will be
parents
too

(dedicated to a great poet at poemhunter, MRS. NUTTY SQUIRREL)

by Ahmad Shiddiqi

Comments (2)

Very nice poem! Thank you.
i like this poem. your style is very unique, and this poem is well suited to it. the ideas around parents is well stated. i like the first stanza the most, its capturing and interesting. the flow is nice.