My Father

I know what you all might be thinking… ‘well, this is new!’ Yes, this is indeed new. This is actually the first time ever I’ve written a poem. I don’t know anything about writing a poem, so please don’t start sending me hate letters! I wasn’t able to sleep yesterday night (because it was my dad’s birthday) and while I was pondering on the in-numerous stuff I wanna achieve in my young age (like a book award by 25 yrs and a Nobel prize by 30yrs… etcetera), I felt a sudden pang to get my notebook at 2:30 am and write. So I did just that and this is what I wrote… Father-Silhouette-29

When the sky is black,

and the stars are high.

When the shadows are thick,

and the wind passes me by.

*

I think of you, my father,

and how I used to cry.

You would take me by my shoulder,

and tell me to try, harder still try!

For I was your child

and you could see me crying nei!

**

When the sky is black,

and the stars are high.

When the shadows are thick,

and the wind passes me by.

*

I look back at the day

when you left me alone, and I din’t know why.

But I was your child, my father,

So I pushed myself to try, and harder still try.

**

When the sky is black,

and the stars are high.

When the shadows are thick,

and the wind passes me by.

*

Here I am remembering you on your name day,

Missing you and making my heart cry.

For I loved you then and I love you now, my father,

even when you left me alone to cry.

 I know that this is my problem 

and no one else’s, no, not even thy.

*

When the sky is black,

and the stars are high.

When the shadows are thick,

and the wind passes me by.

*

I think of you, my father,

and how I used to cry.

***

I hope I managed to express my feeling well enough.

Happy B’day ‘My father’… love you always!

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  1. author-in-training

    This is sweet and sad and lovely- written straight from the heart. I share your pain- lost my sweet mom to cancer last fall. Hugs to you-
    Sue

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    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Awww… Thanks a lot Sue! You’re the best 🙂
      I’m really sorry for your mother!
      Lots and lots of hugs ❤

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      1. author-in-training

        Thanks- hugs right back!

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        1. Heena Rathore P.

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  2. tonyasmithauthor

    Hi Heena,

    You wrote a beautiful poem. Very thought provoking.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Thanks a lot Tony!
      I’m glad you liked it 🙂

      Like

  3. Meredith

    No longer can you say that you don’t write poetry. Very nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Ohhh Meredith! You are such a sweetheart ❤
      Thanks a lot! It really means a lot to me 🙂

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  4. Maccabros

    wonderful picture…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Thanks 🙂

      Like

  5. talkin2missie

    Beautifully written!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Thanks a lot Missie 😀

      Like

  6. TC Conner

    Nicely done, heartfelt. You should write more poetry.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Thanks a lot Conner! It’s really sweet of you to say that 🙂
      I think I really should learn how to write poems now, so that I can write more of them without feeling guilty for not knowing the craft!

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      1. TC Conner

        You can be a learned poet if you want to, or not. I see the raw expressive talent already there.

        And please call me TC. 😊

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        1. Heena Rathore P.

          Sure… 🙂

          Thanks a lot TC. It’s really encouraging to hear something like this 😀

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  7. Madame Vauquer

    Wonderful, Heena.

    Like

    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Thanks a lot Dagny 🙂

      Like

  8. Anamika Pandya

    Wonderful poem dear… nd its really touchy ….. even I got tears while reading it… love you baby. .hugs.. : *

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Awww… thanks a lot Anamica!
      lots of hugs!

      Like

  9. romeorites

    And that, Heena is how you write poetry! Its lyrical construction makes it perfect for song lyrics. I lost my father 16 years ago to MS and I miss him everyday, but I know i can look up at the stars in the night sky and he is watching over me.

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    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Thanks for saying that! I really doubted that!
      And I’m sorry for your loss. You’re lucky you had him.
      My father is alive and is living life happily, but I haven’t seen him from last 10 years! I guess life is really too complicated for me to sort it out. 😦

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  10. romeorites

    Also, this reminded of a song by Black Stone Cherry called Things My Father Said. I think you would find the lyrics very poignant.

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    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Thank’s for the letting me know! I’ll surely listen to it… it might just inspire me for my next poem! 😉

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  11. Indah Susanti

    So beautiful! It is a very sweet tribute to your father..<3 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Thanks Indah ❤

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  12. milliethom

    Your poem is lovely, and so heartfelt. I really enjoyed reading it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Thanks a lot Millie! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  13. Jennifer’s Journal

    There’s a lump in my throat reading this. I miss my dad too.

    Thank you for following jennifer’s Journal. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heena Rathore P.

      I can understand Jennifer! Thanks for reading this poem, I wrote it with all my heart!
      I’m glad to have found your blog. Thanks for visiting back and following 🙂

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  16. MsMeehnia

    You have expressed your emotions so well. I am speechless!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heena Rathore P.

      Thanks a lot for your kind words 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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