Sameer Ahmed

Rookie (08/17/1986 / Pakistan)

An Ocean Within (A Poem For My Father, Poet Naseer Ahmed Nasir) - Poem by Sameer Ahmed

Flourishing on
Natural contours of land,
Variegating with rainbows,
A continuous river
Flows into his own depths,
An ocean within.
This wordsmith, creator
Of enduring friendship
Throughout the seasons
With insects and birds,
Foliage and flowers, his co-creators
Famed among the constellations.
He - an Alpha Arietis - shines
With his art, evergreen.

Nostalgic melodies
Moisten his eyes.
The smile of a child
Makes him burst into laughter.
He soaks up
The sorrows unsaid
And faces unread.
A self-contained emotinal being.
He puts his signature
On the tablet of wind
Whispering through apertures
Of doors, of cores.
Spreading the magic of affection,
Erasing hatreds from
The slates of mind
And healing wounds
With his balmy libretto,
He consoles the heart.

Though a maverick in
The herds of social climbers,
His deep silence evokes
Wise thoughts.
A translucent rain
Wiping the mist of pain,
He grows
The creepers of camaraderie
In his poetry yards.

His ailing heart,
Varicose legs,
Olden heels
And clay bound feet,
All laborious episodes of
A lifetime drama serial.
Opening new ways
Between conscious and subconscious
My mentor,
Even with increasing age
Holds a bundle of dreams
For me, for all
Death's arrow is aiming at him - He knows
But, still inscribing
The lively poem of existence
By camouflaging himself in words
beautiful and strong.
I know, he will live
And live long.


Comments about An Ocean Within (A Poem For My Father, Poet Naseer Ahmed Nasir) by Sameer Ahmed

  • (11/6/2009 6:36:00 AM)

    Its a beautiful poem.u ve described the feelings of a father maticulously. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/23/2009 3:58:00 AM)

    Fantastic.It brought tears in my eyes.Excellently worded, nice metaphors used.
    While reading looks like an effortless, spontaneous creation.CONGRATS.
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  • Supriya Prathapan (8/9/2009 1:37:00 AM)

    A very touching poem, shows how much you love and respect your father. Gr8 use of language. (Report)Reply

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  • Akram Saqib (8/8/2009 9:55:00 PM)

    'Though a maverick in
    The herds of social climbers,
    His deep silence evokes
    Wise thoughts.
    A translucent rain
    Wiping the mist of pain,
    are the words that depicts cleary your vision about the poet and seer
    good work et all
    saqib
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  • Myrtle Thomas (8/5/2009 11:18:00 PM)

    Thank you Sameer for telling me about your poem.I found this to be a very moving, loving way to pay tribute to your father.He sounds like a very delightful man to know.And it sounds like you honor him greatly.The choice of words that you used were like a song slowly moving in the wind.A Beautiful poem, Thank you.I'll try to read more of yours and hope you will mine as well. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/5/2009 7:19:00 PM)

    what's living in verses shall live forever. your poem is full of emotion and true love and gratefull... keep the poem alive. you will touch the heart of many. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/5/2009 6:22:00 AM)

    Sameer oceans are immortal.treasures and other wonders beneath the surface of an ocean always attract times and people.your tender feelings and emotions resonate with those of readers and friends.force of well wishes and prayers will change the direction of arrow.do not worry he will live long and the ocean will always spread pearls of poems and treasures of wisdom on the banks of readers heart. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/4/2009 8:14:00 AM)

    a very marvellous piece of work sameer...i congratulate u on a verse which one can indeed dedicate with pride to one's father....i'm sure he's very proud of you...well done. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/4/2009 7:08:00 AM)

    'Spreading the magic of affection,
    Erasing hatreds from
    The slates of mind
    And healing wounds
    With his balmy libretto,
    He consoles the heart...'
    Sameer, your words for your father just say it all..An ocean within, a perfect title, epic, prophetic, revelative, triumphant like the poetry of Naseer. The way you expressed it is simply fantastic, every line is worth loud applauds. I am sure your father is very proud and happy reading these verses. Blessings and keep on, thanks for sharing.
    A.
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  • (8/3/2009 11:59:00 PM)

    A fitting loving tribute from a talented man to his talented father. Marama Kelly has said it all, as i am in complete agreement with her comment. Thank you for sharing your talent :) (Report)Reply

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  • (8/3/2009 7:18:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for inviting me to read your tribute to your father. It is indeed a wonderful and loving tribute to a man who has inspired you to become the talented person that you are. I have been away from this site for some time now, mainly due to a busy personal life, but when I saw your name in my email account, I just had to see what you had written and am glad I did. It is well written, well expressed, filled with honour, respect and love from a child to a parent. I am sure your father is blessed by you and the wonderful talent he has helped to nurture and establish within you. Thank you again for sharing this blessed tribute with the rest of us and I hope that your journey ahead will continue to bring prosperity of heart, mind and soul intermingled with compassion, wisdom and love to all. Many blessings to you (Report)Reply

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  • (8/3/2009 3:40:00 AM)

    What a beautiful tribute to a father, a great poet and a very beautiful soul. One thing is for sure that Nasser saheb is a also very proud of you, maybe more than, you are of him. I am a father, and i can understand. Keep it up Sameer, always make him smile like a child, and burst into laughter, like you are doing now.

    Once again, a great poem coming right from the deepest cores of your heart.

    My love for both of you,


    10++++++++++
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  • (8/3/2009 2:21:00 AM)

    Sameer my friend, I have no words to express. You have paid a wonderful tribute to a Sire and made him proud by this touching gesture. Especially, I think of Naseer, as Zeus sitting on mount Olympus, a poet par excellance, a prophet, a seer, one who can not be contained within words or bound by praise. I had a thirst to meet your father still unquenched, but, you have given us a glimpse of him and we thank you for that. May Allah the benevolent be merciful and lengthen the days of your father for the greater benefit of humanity and especially us his friends at PH.
    with regards and affestion
    Angel
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  • (8/3/2009 12:04:00 AM)

    Excellent....................................... (Report)Reply

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  • (8/2/2009 10:58:00 AM)

    yr father was a great poet.u are remembering them yet now is a great thing. i am also proud on u as a obedient son.i hope u will remember also the old people near by u and serve them as much as u can thanks a lot. & read my new poem moon's lady, twinkling star & Rainbow like our life and kindness. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/2/2009 8:11:00 AM)

    sometimes... words count! !
    a super work,10..
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  • (8/2/2009 1:19:00 AM)

    This poem will make him a very proud father. A lovely tribute... Keep it up. (Report)Reply

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  • Matt Mooney (8/1/2009 7:32:00 PM)

    If it's a case of 'like father, like son' then you are a lucky man. You have written a great poem on him. You have painted a picture of a man really worth meeting and I would presume I could say the same about you. It's a poem to read and a poem to keep and read again at leisure and for pleasure. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/1/2009 8:04:00 AM)

    what a great poem
    its the best of all what you wrote
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  • Satheesan Rangorath (8/1/2009 7:51:00 AM)

    Dear Sameer

    A very poetic tribute to your father from creative pen. You have done a wonderful job with touch of class. Good work.
    Greetings
    Satheesan rangorath
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 17, 2011


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