Understanding fathers

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This poem analyses the relationship of a father and a child from a child's perspective.

I might not remember you smiling the first time you held me in your arms,

But I do remember you smiling when I scored well in my boards.

I might not remember you praising me,

But I do remember you telling our relatives proudly about my achievements.

I might not remember you scolding me,

But I do remember your fight with mom when she scolded me.

I might not remember you weeping,

But I do remember you crying when I was hospitalized.

I might not remember you worrying,

But I do remember your worried face when I came home late after parties.

I might not remember you talking openly to me,

But I do remember you asking mom about my life.

I might not remember you hugging me,

But I do remember you waking up all night when I was ill.

I might not remember telling you-“Happy Father’s Day,”

But I do remember all those gifts I had bought for you but never had the courage to give you.

Till date I have never understood this father-child relationship,

I haven’t understood why a father doesn’t express himself openly,

I haven’t understood why they behave all rough and tough when they are actually very sweet,

But then probably that’s the role of a father;

To keep the child grounded,

To teach them their responsibilities,

To make them independent,

I might not remember asking you “How are you?”

But from now on I will always remember going for a morning walk with you,

I might not remember telling you “Dad, you’re the best”

But from now on I will always remember starting my day with “Dad, I love you”

 

 

 

 

 

 


Submitted: December 09, 2014

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