Kavya ...

An Ardent Wish For A Dad

Mom busy in the kitchen
And you in your office
You too like mom waiting for me patiently
For nine months with curiosity

Seeing me in the cradle, you ran to distribute sweets
Holding your hands, I had gained entry in the school neat
You in your Old shirt, and I my New school uniform
Dad, you were always the greatest dad for me

You too have spent sleepless nights
When I or my sister was ill and not alright
When school fees hiked
You worked overtime in the office site

For sister's marriage, you had even withdrawn your PF
While bidding her farewell to her in-laws place,
You also had cried inconsolably
Dad, you were always the greatest dad for me

God, let now be my turn to put hard work and struggle for my great dad
You just grant long healthy life to all the dads in this world!

Submitted: Friday, April 26, 2013
Edited: Friday, April 26, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is a translation of a beautiful poem in Marathi I came across.

PF - is a Provident Fund money that gets saved from your monthly salary in the organisation you work in and it gets deposited and given to the employees while he quits the organisation.

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  • Kanav Justa (5/24/2013 7:20:00 AM)

    God, let now be my turn to put hard work and struggle for my great dad
    You just grant long healthy life to all the dads in this world!

    i am pretty sure you are a kind of daughter every dad would want to have, (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (5/22/2013 10:24:00 PM)

    Good expressions of a fine dad and a man
    that wore many hats(was very gifted) . Thanks for
    sharing this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (4/27/2013 12:00:00 PM)

    Kavya you have given us a peep into Marathi, literature with your beautiful translation.A very good write for a dad and all dads are really precious to one's heart! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (4/26/2013 8:30:00 AM)

    Fervent thoughts of concern and words of gratitude from a daughter to her father! ! A poem simple and nice! ! (Report) Reply

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