Learn More

Dr John Celes

Veteran Poet - 2,801 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Quote Prompt: Love is Greatest When Separation is Most!


As years roll on and childhood disappears,
The lovely time we spent in parents’ home
Must end, as each one separates to start
A family unit own –a unique nest!

Caught ’midst problems galore in life’s doldrums,
We hardly find the time to talk to all
Our siblings, parents, friends and relatives,
Immersed in rearing children, of our own.

Sometimes, we stay abroad to earn fat sums,
And leave our children in our parents’ care,
And time flies on when turn they elderly,
And yet, we can’t reciprocate their love.

Our parents old are left in hands of fate!
Bereft of love and words from kith and kin,
They spent their lives in solitude for years,
With not a soul to tend to them when sick!

Oh, what a cruel world for elderly!
The father bird dies followed by his she!
For family’s wealth, there is a tussle strange;
Both souls are gone to rest in peace for now!

The absent souls had done their mite with might;
The children now regret their loving loss;
Their memories haunt night and day, all life;
But lives lost once cannot return at all!

The fondness grows into a fountain big;
They could have loved their parents when alive;
What use is heart afilled with love to brim,
If one can’t say a word of enquiry!

The fondness turns into a yearning stage;
All you can do even now is to pray
To God, to grant perpetual light to them
To shine, and take them to His own Abode!

Submitted: Sunday, November 03, 2013
Edited: Monday, November 04, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Adage: 2. 'Absence makes the heart grow fonder.'

Comments about this poem (Quote Prompt: Love is Greatest When Separation is Most! by Dr John Celes )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  8. I Will Love You Forever, I Love My Wife Forever
  9. '' Death Can't Be Undone '', bri mar
  10. English Words, V. K. Gokak

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. I Miss You 4, Michael P. McParland
  2. Dance of the Marionette, Raymond A. Foss
  3. I Miss You 3, Michael P. McParland
  4. windmill hill, lee fones
  5. I Miss You 2, Michael P. McParland
  6. My Daughter at 14, Christmas Dance, 1981, Maria Mazziotti Gillan
  7. I Miss You, Michael P. McParland
  8. Life at peril, hasmukh amathalal
  9. Christmas Greeting, Clive Blake
  10. Duality!, SALINI NAIR
[Hata Bildir]