Justine Almenario

Rookie - 70 Points (December 20,1995 / Paco, Manila)

Dada - Poem by Justine Almenario

To surmise in the existence of heroes,
some might sneer, myth woes.
Pish! As yet, they haven't met my Dad,
my indebtedness is ineffable, he's in Riyadh.

Torment is an understatement each time he's about to leave.
But that, he will cope so we may live.
Behind every great child is a truly amazing Father.
Seems obscure to come across the precise word,
to put on view how exultant I am to be his daughter.

He had crossed bridges none dared to go.
Trounced tons of battles life had to throw.
Then again, this Dad we have fears no evil.
Tangled complex occurrences he always can ravel.

For burning himself to bestow us light,
in a caliginous journey to a future that's bright.
His solitary quest for fortune overseas,
triggers the sadness one cannot merely cease.

Dearest father do us a favor,
be unassailable and out of harm's way in your chosen endeavor
In due season, to home you will return.
Only then, shall the most splendiferous smile be reborn.

Topic(s) of this poem: father

Form: Rhyme Royal or Rime Royale


Comments about Dada by Justine Almenario

  • Daniel Brick (5/31/2017 11:20:00 PM)


    I like your poem very much. Your jaunty tone is just pitch-perfect: it pulls us into the poem by its charming rhythms, and before we realize it we are learning things about the man which make us share your admiration.
    But (this is is really important in a praise-poem!) you don't push us into admiring him, you don't overstate your emotional connection, you don't get sentimental and make us feel, Gosh, do we have to like him? No, you lead us through anecdotes to see him through your eyes and we willingly follow you, because your language is persuasive. What this really means is that you are telling the truth about your father and I feel your sincerity in every line. Your father deserves not only your praise but your honesty. And this praise and honesty make me think fondly of my own beloved father. This is a shining example of a Poem for the Day! ! !
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  • B.m. Biswas (5/31/2017 6:05:00 PM)


    Congratulations... this poem is valuable and enjoyable both..


    But how is its form Rhyme Royal? ..... I think anyone will help me including the very poet.
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  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (5/31/2017 12:30:00 PM)


    Wonderful tribute to father Justine.Congratulations on being member of the day
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • (5/31/2017 12:17:00 PM)


    Hi Justine
    Congratulations on being selected poet of the day. Very beautiful poem on love- Love of a daughter for her father. Just reminded me of the love of my daughter....

    While studying in standard VI (may be eleven years old) , asked about her best friend, she answered her School Principal, My Father. She continues toi make me proud and happy! ! ! So, Thank you Justine. A 100++++ And All the best to you Dear! !
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/31/2017 10:52:00 AM)


    Out of harm's way! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/31/2017 10:15:00 AM)


    Genuine feelings from the heart of heart of a loving daughter. Wonderfully worded. An excellent tribute to a loving father. Thanks for sharing. Congrats for being the member's PoD. X (Report) Reply

  • (5/31/2017 9:34:00 AM)


    A wonderful tribute to greatness of dad from a loving daughter. Dads are truly quintessential. Congratulations for such wonderfully worded poem of sweetest emotions. (Report) Reply

  • Siddartha Montik (5/31/2017 7:37:00 AM)


    A Master Piece of Love for Father! ! thank you Poet! ! 10+++! (Report) Reply

  • Siddartha Montik (5/31/2017 7:01:00 AM)


    A Summary of True Dad perfectly portrayed in loving lines and with eloquent feelings! How can One discard the meanings in whole? Wonderful Poem for the respect of a Dad! ! 10! (Report) Reply

  • Rini Jerry (5/31/2017 6:29:00 AM)


    Poem.shows the love of a daughter towards her father..Beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (5/31/2017 5:18:00 AM)


    a poets true feelings for a wonderful dad written with as much love as they have? ...........well penned. (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (5/31/2017 5:02:00 AM)


    Great write! The poet succeeded in showing that fathers are quintessential. (Report) Reply

  • Bisy Untan (5/31/2017 4:54:00 AM)


    Congratulations. The soft touch of love expressed in your poem is everlasting. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (5/31/2017 1:08:00 AM)


    To a future that's bright..... congrats on being chosen.... a big 10+++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (5/31/2017 12:26:00 AM)


    Congratulations on poem of the day.

    Your odede to your father is beautifully crafted out of heartfelt feelings.+++10
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  • Jazib Kamalvi (5/21/2017 8:28:00 PM)


    Seems a nice love of dad. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (5/19/2017 11:34:00 PM)


    Great tribute to a loving father for everything he means and does for the welfare of his child.
    Behind every great child is a truly amazing Father.
    He had crossed bridges none dared to go.
    Trounced tons of battles life had to throw.
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    Justine Almenario Justine Almenario (5/20/2017 2:54:00 AM)

    I can't thank you enough for recognizing my work. My Dad is an Overseas Filipino Worker.

  • Gajanan Mishra (5/19/2017 10:17:00 PM)


    smile be reborn, wonderful one. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 19, 2017

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 21, 2017


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