An aged, affectionate father
Nourished his indigent son
His whole family of four, rather
Pouring all his love in tons.
His own house he parted
For his son’s family to stay
And went onto a small house rented
For his son to have his way.
He even made an extension
To his neat own house
And gave it away to his son
To let him fetch rent and have no grouse.
He further subsidized
For the son’s family when
He also remitted school fees—an amount sized
For the upcoming grand children.
At this juncture: -
The father was gravely affected
At the unsavoury words from his son
He was very much shattered
From that day on his son he did shun.
The father broken of heart
Cut off fully his son’s relationship
He withdrew all help due to the dart
Which pained him to flip.
The son underwent an operation
Of the spinal cord due to an injury
Of which too the father had little unction
And had no mind to visit him in his misery.
The father’s heart was hit hard
He was prodded by all not to be offensive
But he wouldn’t budge for his ward
One couldn’t succeed to educate his heart to forgive!
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