Dear Papa - Poem by victor onyango
An open letter to papa
I want to think all is well
Because in our hearts you still dwell
A great tutor your students say you were
And we thump our chests and say...
'That great man was and is still our father.'
Since you left
Life has never been the same
We lost all we had
And tough times followed...
Life in the countryside was never a walk in the park
But we had no choice
I took up your profession not for a tradition but because I love it
Your legacy still lives
And the good feeling we have when one calls us children of teacher.
I miss so many things
Walks in the woods...
The evening games...
And your love for the ten years I was your only son...
I wish I could experience the feeling of appreciation
Anytime I do something great or achieve anything
To receive a pat on the back
And hear you say... 'that's my son'
Such a feeling for remains a mere imagination.
I hope God blesses me with a son so he can experience such feelings.
We miss you
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