A tribute to my Father

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The depth of love, wide as the ocean
A symbol of hope, utmost devotion
Feelings of admiration, vivid in speech
As far as orbit of moon can reach.

Break of dawn before sun shall rise;
Marks an opening of opal blue skies.
Determined, strong, emotions ablaze;
Seek to conquer, with prudence, amaze.

Your words of wisdom, a golden thread
Shield from fear, foreboding and dread.
Beguile with charm, your winning smile;
Like floating red lotus through the Nile.

For all the times that we shared;
Of ways showing how much you cared,
Through darkness and times of utter despair;
I listen to murmurs of your silent prayers.

Love traversed through time and space;
Deeper the feelings, harder to trace.
Moonlight streaming across the lake;
A dozen roses in crystal vase.

 

Photo Credits: www.hdwallpapersinn.com

Form: BalladΒ 

Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United

Posted on Tuesday Platform @ Real Toads

62 thoughts on “A tribute to my Father

  1. Old Egg says:

    The depth of love that you see in your father is enhanced and deepened as you mature yourself. What a beautiful tribute you have written for yours.

    • adashofsunny says:

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  2. Susan says:

    Full of words of praise, panegyric in nature, your poem describes to me an otherworldly presence more through feelings he raises in the poet than through experience of him. And it is high praise indeed! My favorite quatrain is:

    “Your words of wisdom, a golden thread
    Shield from fear, foreboding and dread.
    Beguile with charm, your winning smile;
    Like floating red lotus through the Nile.”

    I can imagine the golden thread and the smile. How wonderful. And enviable.
    Thank you.

    • adashofsunny says:

      Hello Susan,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

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      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much dear, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
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      PS: Yes I will share it with him on Sunday for sure πŸ˜€

  3. Sumana Roy says:

    Sanaa, so difficult to get to your blog today as my computer is not cooperating…I can’t see the poets’ names contributing for today’s prompt @ PU…
    This is a wonderful and heartfelt tribute to your father and such a soothing read….

    • adashofsunny says:

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  4. Sherry Blue Sky says:

    So beautiful, Sanaa. I especially love “I listen to murmurs of your silent prayers”. One thing about being a parent, even when kids are grown and moved a distance away, we never stop being parents, protective of our chicks. It sounds like you have a wonderful father. I love your cloud banner by the way.

    • adashofsunny says:

      Hello Sherry,

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      xoxo

      PS: Yeah I wanted to be creative with that banner πŸ˜‰

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  5. Mahek says:

    What a beautiful tribute! I love that line, “I listen to murmurs of your silent prayers.” Your father is very lucky to have you. Keep up the good work.

    • adashofsunny says:

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  6. Tariq Rizvi (Father) says:

    Sanaa ! Thanks for the lovely poem.. your words have truly touched my heart to a depth indescribable! I am so proud of you πŸ™‚

    Love you so much πŸ™‚

    • adashofsunny says:

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  7. Kim Nelson says:

    Love the love in these stanzas, and the obvious lessons imparted by your much-admired father.
    Out of curiosity, what kind of planes are those in the background?

    • adashofsunny says:

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      PS: Red Arrow Planes πŸ™‚

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  8. Jim says:

    Nice tribute, Sanaa. Dads and daughters have a special relationship. I am glad he prays for you (I listen to murmurs of your silent prayers) I pray for my daughters and hope to still when I am in my next world with the one who listens and answers prayers.
    You cloud header picture is beautiful.

    • adashofsunny says:

      Hello Jim,

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      PS: I dedicated this poem to my dad on Father’s Day, he loved it πŸ™‚

  9. kaykuala h says:

    There can never be a stronger bond than a daughter with her Dad. It is untold joy when she is a successful young lady brimming with life’s wonders to offer to him. We’ll be seeing more of you Sanaa!

    Hank

    • adashofsunny says:

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