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Kavya ...


The Story of a Father and Son....


The scene outside the maternity ward
Tensed, anxiety and curious looks, Oh my lord!
The sudden shriek of baby cry is heard
Hurray! ! ! a baby boy is born, a nurse declared.

The onset of your life's journey began here
Our happiness and joy doubled with cheer,
Your were pampered and treated with utmost care
Love poured in from everywhere!

You were taught to walk and talk
Daddy, What is that? you once asked,
Its a 'bird' darling, I answered 21 times,
But patiently smiling and hugging you every time.

You grew then into a handsome young boy
Independent now you were, no more a coy,
I supported you for your choice of life partner
My journey somewhat began alone hereafter................

Since your mom left me making me forlorn
Today am frail, brittle is my bone,
You once said, 'Come lets go for a walk dad,
Its a long time a private moment we had'

The history repeats, we say
I asked you, What is it my son' in the park 10 times
Its a 'bird' dad, you yelled at me,
With wet eyes I moved away mutely.

Back was I with an old tattered yellow paged diary,
'Have a look at this my son,
This narrates the same instance when you were a child
And how I answered you patiently without a sigh'

Don't do this to me my dear,
Am old now and my grave is near,
Am back to where you were 30 years ago,
That's the lifes cycle through which everyone has to go.

Son tearfully held my arm,
Said 'Sorry if I did harm,
I Love you and will always,
Will never ever let you down.'

Submitted: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Edited: Monday, February 03, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired by one video I recently came across that depicts the above scenario............

The 7 Stages of Human Life include Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Youth, Adulthood, Middle age and Old age!

Not that we can pass through all these stages of life,

As childre our life's journey begins
& As children if we depart, then its a Win!

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  • Nasarudheen Parameswaran (3/6/2014 9:18:00 PM)

    In the drama As You Like it ' of William Shakespeare too we can hear the in the words of Jaques these seven stages.You presented it beautifully. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (2/6/2014 6:10:00 AM)

    A moving write to be read by all generations. It's reality and you have portrayed it very well.
    But there are many times parents doesn't tell and keep these words inside and if they are lonely they feel much depressed. Old age is sensitive age.......Loved reading it Kavya. Beautiful poem with great message. (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (2/2/2014 11:33:00 PM)

    , , , such a touching poem, , , , , loved it very much, , , , , , , ,
    love your new poem, , , (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/31/2014 11:42:00 PM)

    If the children could show the same amount of love, patience and concern as the parents have for them, the world would have been different....! You have beautifully depicted the feelings of a father who is hurt at the indifference of his son in his old age! Yes, old age is second childhood when parents need to be shown love and understanding by their children!

    Great message, Kavya! (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (1/31/2014 9:48:00 AM)

    A good poem that has got a message to be passed endlessly to every succeeding generation.
    May be, such themes have a better appreciable value here and you have successfully driven the idea home.
    Your notes need some changes, please note. (Report) Reply

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