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My 'Pravasi' Father

February 16, 2022
By Jyothis PLATINUM, Ernakulam, Other
Jyothis PLATINUM, Ernakulam, Other
37 articles 14 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
When hearts speak of gratitude,words lose their significance. When love takes up the mic of life,the only voice that rings in each heart would be love, love and love......


With his sweat and tiresome body

He paid my school fees

The lonely life he chose

Gave me all the pleasures of my life

The roughness in his hands

Bought me the stiff clothes that I wear

His tired and exhausted face

Gave me a life of comforts.

 

He closed his heart for his own needs

But opened them frequently for mine

When I think of his countless struggles 

Mine remains a stark contrast

To his uncomplaining and selfless nature. 

 

He opened a room of companionship for me

But locked himself within the walls of solitude 

His aspirations and desires were cut down

To grow my branch of dreams.

 

He brought me up unstoppable 

Taught me to face life's toughest moments 

Filled me with boundless and pure love

And where I'm today 

He's there to hold my hands

And walk before me as my light.


The author's comments:

The life of a 'Pravasi' is a tale of endless struggles, countless days of being away from family and long hours of unbeaten silence. Their simple lives remain a stark contrast to the luxurious lives of rich. They work until their last breath with the hope that one day their children would climb the ladder of success and fame. Their face reflects the struggles of the forgotten yesterday but their eyes contain a glimmer of hope for the upcoming future...


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on Feb. 19 at 10:58 am
Jyothis PLATINUM, Ernakulam, Other
37 articles 14 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
When hearts speak of gratitude,words lose their significance. When love takes up the mic of life,the only voice that rings in each heart would be love, love and love......

@Afra Thank you 😊

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 18 at 11:46 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
81 articles 7 photos 1705 comments

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"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

This is a beautiful as well as a touching poem...I really love poems written about Dads...
Nice work getting this lovely poem on editor's choice...