Vidyadhar Durgekar


A Tribute To My Father - Poem by Vidyadhar Durgekar

Holding the little finger of your hand,
Walking on the mounds of paddy field,
Watching the dancing of green weeds,
Like the cuscuta weed in tomato field;

Watching greenery in the wet sand,
Teaching me to pluck the parasitic weeds,
Like sparrow teaching young to pick seeds
Helping paddy to grow with a healthy blend

Taking me out everyday morning,
For a long paddy field walking,
Sparking a practice of dreaming
To be focused on becoming something;

I owe you for what I am,
You taught me to be a man,
With values I will live till I am,
You took me around to show our world,
Like the Sun taking the planets around,

Whenever I needed, You were there around
Like the sun, moon, planets going round and round
Teaching virtues which were in you profound,
Like the Egyptian sphinx on a mountain mound,

Giving the books of Jesus & Vivekananda
Helping me to find divine ananda,
In those ancient sermons of Vedas
And the verses of sage Sarvajna;


Comments about A Tribute To My Father by Vidyadhar Durgekar

  • (9/4/2009 7:54:00 AM)


    beautiful poem...on one of the best relationship in the world......well done (Report) Reply

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  • (8/29/2008 11:48:00 PM)


    fantastic poem, i love my dad so much and reading this poem i can see how much you love your dad and respect him.... you are lucky to get a wonderful dad, and his love for you has made you write this poem.. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (8/22/2008 4:54:00 AM)


    Fantastic...who is lucky? ..you or your father...both for having each other...you're a perfect son.remarks beyond stars (Report) Reply

  • (7/23/2008 3:26:00 AM)


    That is the greatest encomium a son can pay to his prathyaksha dheivam! (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2008 4:16:00 AM)


    though we become parents ourselves, how we wish parents are forever! if u've time i've one on 'parents' n 'for my father' n 'a mother in mourning' (Report) Reply

  • Hiralal Patil (7/13/2008 5:41:00 AM)


    Really inspiring..perfect presentation to lovingly father who introduced us forever. Thanks! (Report) Reply

  • (6/16/2008 10:21:00 AM)


    This shows the divine relationship between father and son so profoundly. A relationship that reflects how we should relate to our heavenly father. (Report) Reply

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (6/14/2008 12:19:00 PM)


    very nice poem. ur style is very good. I like it. If u find time read my MY SWEAT. u may like it (Report) Reply

  • (6/10/2008 12:15:00 PM)


    It is humbling to others to read of the sacred love you have for your father

    Thank you for sharing this
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  • (5/30/2008 5:14:00 AM)


    'I owe you for what I am,
    You taught me to be a man,
    With values I will live till I am, '

    you can not pay a better tribute to your father than what you have said in these lines, vidyadhar!
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  • Vidi Writes (5/16/2008 10:14:00 AM)


    It’s a two-way esteem
    One to propel the energies
    Other to get enhanced with obedience
    This is the blend of the family life
    Relationship cherished
    Values endorsed.

    Enjoyed reading this tribute. Thank you.
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  • (5/10/2008 9:18:00 PM)


    what a heartfelt touching poem. you were blessed to have a father who taught you about living and life.i think words are not enough to express what we feel for our parents, but you have managed it with beautiful imagery. i think i travelled with you in time.10 for that (Report) Reply

  • (4/25/2008 1:07:00 PM)


    A few persons are bestowed with good father of values. By good actions done in the previous births, one is given the privilege of having such great father. At your later half of life your gratitude poem to your father is a wonder. (Report) Reply

  • (4/21/2008 3:58:00 AM)


    a wonderful inimitable tribute to your father. truly one of its kind. thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (4/21/2008 1:14:00 AM)


    'I owe you for what I am,
    You taught me to be a man,
    With values I will live till I am'

    I liked these lines very much..The very thought of paying tribute to your father is to be applauded. :) Nice poem.
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  • (4/19/2008 10:52:00 AM)


    A most wonderful tribute to someone who has had such an impact to your life. You have made your father proud. may you be blessed. (Report) Reply

  • (4/18/2008 10:05:00 PM)


    I feel all those who had a happy childhood under the guidance of their parents, nurtured with morals are lucky.. we all should carry this forward to our next generation. Your poem has nice imagery, parallels in a metaphysical style… well expressed (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 18, 2008



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