Tirupathi Chandrupatla


My Father


When the thunder roars
And the lightning strikes
And the world shatters
Cracks and falls apart
And my mind reaches
The depth of the abyss…
There's one whose very thought
Brings me back to life,
It's you my father
It's you…

You weathered the storms
You showed us the norms
With your unbounded enthusiasm
And words of encouragement
And unprejudiced love of life
Of all manifestations…

Those glorious days
I still remember…
You were not an athlete
Yet played many a game
And turned me into a better sport
You taught me English
Composition and grammar
And the wonderful world of math
Both algebra and the number
I can say this to you father
You always knew the future.

The gleam in your eyes
Is my guiding light
While I search in the darkness
For the treasures of happiness
I will always be there at your side
To get a pat on the back
And to receive
The ever flowing love
From your outstretched hands…

Submitted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Edited: Sunday, March 09, 2014

Topic of this poem: Father


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Comments about this poem (My Father by Tirupathi Chandrupatla )

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (6/11/2013 7:12:00 PM)

    A father's love is special love. When mine passed it shook my world. my best friend was gone. lovely write (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,812 Points Patricia Grantham (5/27/2013 10:41:00 PM)

    A fathers love is like no other. Always reaching out with strong
    hands to grasp a hold that is filled with love and compassion.
    A good write that really touched my heart and soul. I invite you to read
    Dear Old Dad Thanks. (Report) Reply

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