Monday, October 22, 2012

#Memories

Thirteen years ago,
On this day,
You were there,
And then you were not.

I have been remiss,
 In carrying out,
What i should have done,
But I did not.

An ocean of foresight,
Patience & benevolence,
What did i learn,
From your noble presence?

Did i hurt you father,
Did i disappoint much?
Being your daughter,
How could i have been thus?

All this is now,
So much vapor in the winds,
Moments pass,
But the memories pinch.

34 comments :

  1. I can very much understand what you are going through, I have also experienced the same. :(

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  2. A very soulful post, Indu! Memories always stay with us!

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  3. You wonderful ladies have failed me with words today! Read TTT's lovely haiku moments back and now this heart wrenching poem...I can feel a lump in my throat, Indu! This is beyond words! The father in me is deeply touched...

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  4. Thank you Amitjee--memories & relationships do affect us deeply.

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  5. Indu,
    This is a very emotive and a beautiful tribute to your Dad...I can feel the sentiments.Touched...take care,

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  6. What to say?Parents are priceless!

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  7. A poignant remembrance to which God has no answer.

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  8. I am so close to my dad and could perfectly relate to your feelings for your father.

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  9. Beautiful lines, made me sad..! Please take care :)

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  10. Ghazala don't be sad,they live in us if we perpetuate their ideals.

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  11. I can relate to the lines Indu .... I have always been a daddy's girl and every small thing reminds me of him . A father always holds a special place in a girl's life .

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  12. Fathers leave indelible impressions upon our mind & soul TTT & girls of course have a special stranglehold on them.

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  13. Lovely tribute from a loving daughter. Fathers are the pillars on which we build our childhood and youth, even those who are not directly involved with parenting as used to happen often in the olden days. Just their presence in the background would be all the reassurance one would need.

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  14. Very true they are the foundation of our whole being--how one yearns for their benign presence.

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  15. A father can never be replaced in a daughter's life. Beautiful words and the thought of not being able to talk to one's father is just gut wrenching.

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    1. Swapna welcome here,you have used the most appropriate word---gut wrenching.It is that!

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  16. I loved this!! Especially the poignant ambiguity around having full closure with her father.

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    1. Nahaliel you are welcome to jeeteraho,thank you.

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  17. Hi indu,

    I loved this poem! I especially appreciated the poignant ambiguity surrounding full closure with her father. I also very much appreciated your comment on my website, www.thejesusparadigm.com . It is a joy to share the blogosphere with you.

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    1. Hi,
      I am glad you liked my poem.Your insight & appreciation have made my day,visit again!

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  18. I got reminded of my own dad whom I lost in 2011 Indu. I can relate to this perfectly!Take care!

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  19. Jaishree my heart goes out to you-one year is not enough to dull the pain,even after 13 yrs i feel as if it was only yesterday.

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  20. Oh! This is painful. How we hold on to their memories and they live with us forever. Sorry for your loss.

    Your poetry is beyond words...

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    1. Saru your sentiments give solace.You are a gem,as are your poems!

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  21. I am deeply touched by this poem that you have written in honour and remembrance of your father. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort

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  22. Thank you Amrita,this is such a sweet thought.

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  23. This is so touching..love the last line <3

    love
    http://www.meghasarin.com

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  24. Megha thank you for this sweet comment.

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