AC (16 Nov 1953 / Jammu)

To My Father

No time to say goodbye,
no time to feel the pain,
death was so shocking, when unannounced it came,
never will I see the face,
so beloved and so dear,
the eyes, that lit up smilingly,
when any of of us was near,
Had I sat by your side,
held your hand and bid farewell,
I console myself thatyou are now,
where Gods and angels dwell,
you gave so much to each of us,
your wisdom silent and strong,
you taught us patience and contentment,
and never to do anyone wrong,
I miss you every moment,
Though I know you are by my side,
I pray to God to give me strength,
and by your teachings abide,
Expect not much from anyone and happy you will be,
take sorrow and happiness both in your stride,
your words will stay with me.

by Arti Chopra

Comments (3)

death was so shocking, when unannounced it came, never will I see the face, so beloved and so dear, the eyes, that lit up smilingly, when any of of us was near, Had I sat by your side, held your hand and bid farewell, I console myself thatyou are now, This poem makes me to some old memoirs....not of a sunshine, the glim face and dim light of real life, forgotten love of a old father, he is mine, he is more than a Godly
I agree with Chandan, i just logged in and its a pleasure to read such a emotional poem. Great work! Preets
I was waiting to read something very nice.... I was reading every new poem popping up in the Homepage of PHdotcom.... Then up comes this one loaded with so much of respect and love for your father. I loved the way it is descriptive about your feelings.... TRULY... a good piece. A Good Read.