Treasure Island

kanav justa

(Shimla)

A Father Without His Son


whole his life in days of gloom
he smiled and got things right
but a picture hanging on the wall
is too much of a plight

the echoes of his sweetest voice
he hears in dreams at night
all his dreams he now recalls
to fill heart with false delight

and the sun has set for the final time
his son would never rise
a picture hanging on the wall
is engraved in his gloomy eyes

the memories of his only son
he holds them real tight
in the corner of a lonesome room
a father weeps tonight

Submitted: Monday, February 03, 2014

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  • Yash Shinde (4/1/2014 11:31:00 PM)

    the memories of his only son
    he holds them real tight
    in the corner of a lonesome room
    a father weeps tonight........its so poignant a story, beautifully narrated, makes you weep and thanks god for your parents and kin.......lovely write......... (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (3/20/2014 9:49:00 AM)

    There is nothing more heart breaking than father loosing his only son. Beautiful poem written with deepest emotions. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (3/5/2014 8:47:00 AM)

    .....kanav...you absolutely penned a most BEAUTIFUL poem....this poem is full of LOVE from a father for his son....I see you are truly a GIFTED POET with a HEART of GOLD....when I read your poems and you leave me with this feeling....even though it is not a happy pleasant feeling....but a feeling of sadness.... and a feeling we all will feel at sometime in our life...I find this to be truly AMAZING...you know something else... i haven't read many poems like this....and I have read a lot of poems on ph...I see you have a gift very few poets have...you can inject true FEELINGS into your writes...how can you do this and make it look so easy? ...this makes your poem a true MASTERPIECE....only a TRUE POET could pen a poem like this with such GREAT FEELING....to lose a LOVED one is the worst thing which can happen to anyone...and you CAPTURED this so NICELY in this WONDERFUL write....and yes even though it is a sad poem....this is one of your BEST writes...cause it is full of LOVE.....the REAL TRUE LOVE of FAMILY....the LOVE of a father for a son....wish I was FORTUNATE enough... and could have had this LOVE from a father...but it wasn't for me...unfortunately my father passed away when I was six months old....not sure if this poem is based on someone you know....if this is the case I wish for him to find some COMFORT and PEACE in his remaining family....you know I truly LOVE this poem....cause all who read this will APPRECIATE their family even more...thanks for penning this WONDERFUL poem....I am highly ANTICIPATING your next couple of writes....cause I know they will be true MASTERPIECES....and if they have half the LOVE as this one....they will also be most FABULOUS and WONDERFUL... and yes would like for you to know I LOVE THIS POEM :) ....XOXOXO (Report) Reply

  • Shraddha The Poetess (3/2/2014 11:51:00 PM)

    omg....veryy veryy emotional write..................
    one of the deepest emotion...feeling of a father in this kind of situation...its not that much easy to pen it down..
    great work bhaiyaa......... (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (2/26/2014 8:36:00 PM)

    Nothing in this universe can compensate his ruptured wounded heart.... a very poignant touchy write. My sympathy with that ill fated father (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (2/19/2014 1:12:00 AM)

    very emotional and touchy poem this is Kanav.............yes its really painful plight to be in this situation..........u have penned every line very beautifully, the images run in front of the eyes (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (2/13/2014 9:21:00 AM)

    Hello Kanav what a beautiful poem of sadness and loss.It touches the heart and brings a tear to the eye
    Beautifully written and a great read I give it a ten (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (2/8/2014 11:57:00 AM)

    A very sad and moving write..The pain which a father feels for his lost son, you have penned it so well that each words are painfully poured out. Touching indeed. A Beautiful write Kanav. Loved reading it.
    I am just wondering, how come I missed this poem... (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Burkett (2/8/2014 10:51:00 AM)

    The unmitigated sorrow of this poem is almost too much to bear... extraordinarily genuine in its portrayal of grief… if sadness and despair was your aim… then you have most certainly achieved your goal… in spades… well written, Sir! (Report) Reply

  • Tristan Love-day (2/7/2014 2:04:00 PM)

    what a beautiful poem, so sad yet so beautiful, thanx for sharing it with meand everyone else, keep up the great work (Report) Reply

  • Bijay Poudel (2/5/2014 7:06:00 AM)

    The sadness increases as we read the poem and the last two lines give the concluding pang of sadness. (Report) Reply

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