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

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62 Replies to “A tribute to my Father”

  1. 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.

    1. Hello Jae Rose,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, have a wonderful week.
      xoxo

    1. Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much dear, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciate your warm & loving remarks.
      xoxo

      PS: Yes I will share it with him on Sunday for sure πŸ˜€

  2. 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….

    1. Hello Sumana,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  3. 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.

    1. Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much dear, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciate your kind & sweet words!
      xoxo

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

    1. Hello Hannah,

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    1. Hello Moskowitz,

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    1. Hello Debi,

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    1. Hello Alan,

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    1. Hello Claire,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
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  4. 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.

    1. Hello Audrey,

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    1. Hello Rall,

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    1. Hello Leslie,

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    1. Hello Eileen,

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    1. Hello Panchali,

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    1. Hello Rosemary,

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  5. 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™‚

    1. Hello Kerry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
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    1. Hello Hedgewitch,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
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    1. Hello Rommy,

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  6. 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?

    1. Hello Kim,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
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      xoxo

      PS: Red Arrow Planes πŸ™‚

    1. Hello Bjorn,

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    1. Hello Gillena,

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  7. 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.

    1. Hello Jim,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a nice week ahead.

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

  8. 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

    1. Hello Hank,

      Thank you so much for such a huge compliment! So glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciate your warm & kind words, have a great week ahead!

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    1. Hello Susie,

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