Monday, May 10, 2010

I Miss you!

When I kicked and pushed my way out,
Into this world, the day I was born....
When I sucked life in from mom,
Along with her tears, as daylight dawned...

When the first shaky steps I took,
Made me trip and fall...
When my red frocks became shorter,
With every inch I grew tall...

When I trembled with excitement for my first day at school…
When the first ‘B’ I wrote came with an extra curl…
For the first medal I brought home, proud…
During the silly fights fought and those taunts…

When I knew pain as I turned a woman…
As I blushed red when my first sari, I draped…
That sleepless night after my first kiss…
Which repeated, with tears after the first break up…

On the stage on that graduation day…
When I laughed with my first job offer, happy and gay…
As the train took me away from the comforts of home…
When I observed in awe, my money the ATM gave…

When I still search for that hand to curl my little finger,
When I look for that fractured shoulder to rest my little head,
When I long for that hoarse voice to comfort my ears.
When I long for that sweaty smell to reassure I’m dear.

I realise life is void, if not for a father…
I realise I still wait, as I always did…
I realise I still long, as I always did…
I realise I still miss you, as I always did...

I realise I still love you,
Daddy, I really do!

17 comments:

  1. geethu, its really touching. very nice..athira

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  2. gee

    is that u who miss your dad .....

    im shocked

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  3. @ jinu: thnk u!
    @ shobs: hehehe! u know me! btw, yesterday somethin happened which triggered tht poem! :)

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  4. a wonderful way of words back to ur life stream,
    as it was mothers day, i was assuming an Oh! DEAR MOTHER, & Dad there was a surprise...
    who ever...parents are the best gift one can get in their life....even when they are not nearby, they ,make us feel gifted, with their warm thoughts, those moments that take us to their world away from the real and when we come back to this world, with a slight wet eyes, and a smile with pain....we know they are there, up anove with a smile.....showering their share of blessing...to see the smile on our lips...the smile of love...our parents love
    :))

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  5. i know!
    parents r a blessing!
    n blessed r those kids, who hv luvin parents!
    kids dont realise tht bit. v often take 'em for granted...
    :)

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  6. wow!! very nice..and wonderful..

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  7. and so will you always..

    nicee...

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  8. That's coool and real, your composing was excellent....

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