Ravi Upadhye

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Young Man -I Give You My Little Daughter - Poem by Ravi Upadhye

She is such a fine little girl,
My daughterI know she has much to learn
That life is not one big joyride
And every wish you have to earn

But do learn, together
That for every wish fulfilled
Many more will seem unfulfilled
Not really the way, you had willed

Learn together, if you decide to be happy,
Nobody can make you unhappy
And if you think you are unhappy
Nobody can make you happy

Share the truth, happiness is a companion
Not a destination
And there lies the purpose of your holy union

May prosperity chase you
Rather than you chase prosperity
For, where dwell love and companionship
Prosperity will accompany you till eternity

To taste the rewards prosperity
Expect your share of adversity
Adversity teaches you more than prosperity ever could
Only to know were the rewards any good?

True joy lies in giving
In whatever you share
You can’t give what you don’t have
And you can’t have what you don’t give
As many can tell
My children, that’s the secret of friendship and companionship as well

A little give and a little take
To care and to share that’s all it takes
Be generous in your apologies
And accept apologies with grace

The Oath says let’s pledge
In joy and in strength
One in thought and deed
One within
Believe me its tough indeed
To share your space when the other is in need

But to this difficult task, she commits herself to you
In the sincere hope that you too do
The true test begins years later
When frills of youth, in rough weather, start to wither
The fruits of companionship will bind you together
Caring and sharing will heal the wounds of destiny,
And your happiness will last till eternity

Like Robert Browning wrote
Please say each day
Grow old with me
The best is yet to be
This is a tall order that I set before you, young man!
But please see what best you can do
For she is such a fine little girl
My daughter

Comments about Young Man -I Give You My Little Daughter by Ravi Upadhye

  • (2/21/2010 8:05:00 AM)

    Learn together, if you decide to be happy,
    Nobody can make you unhappy
    And if you think you are unhappy
    Nobody can make you happy

    I like the upper segment very much!
    cause my english is not good, many words I don't know in the poems, it is hard to read and understand for me. I wish I can improve my read skills by much more reading.
    I come from China, this is my email: goofegg@gmail.com
    my blog: goofegg.blogspot.com(I can't reach it now)

    Happy everyday!
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 26, 2009

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