I wrote this poem in 2001, when I was getting married, At that time I was in college….my father read this poem last year when he found it in my college diary….my mother called me up in the night & asked me what have U written in your college diary ? your dad is crying..then I take back my diary from my mother’s place..sharing this with all of you….
I wonder amidst tears
Which down my cheeks flow
Who was it, who decided
That daughters must go
I am God’s gift to you
I hope your heart remembers
Father! How can you send me away where my feet would tread on embers ?
I was born out of luv in your home
Which I thought was ours
Can’t you stop me from going
Is everything out of your powers?
Till yesterday I was your little girl
The apple of your eye
Papa! You need a heart of stone
To say Good Bye.
I don’t know when the change came
This bud blossomed into a flower
Pray, tell me Father
The year, the day, the hour.
It’s hard to reconcile
To come to terms with reality
Can’t you hear my pleas
And have a little pity.
I hate the world for doing this
For telling you I have come of age
Your house is the only safe place
The world is a lion’s cage.
When I was little
You held my finger
And taught me how to walk
How will you feel when you see me
As down the aisle I stalk?
I try not to think of the
Lovely years gone by
A mammoth effort does it take
But the memories go on increasing
Like the candles on my cake.
You said I was your pearl
Your precious one
Giving their treasures to others
Since when have people begun?
You shouldn’t have loved me so much
If you had to send me away
I can?t bear the thought of parting
So forever let me stay.
All along you shielded me
From storms & all sorts of dangers
How can you send me among aliens now
And marry me off to a stranger.
I have never been out in the world
Without you there beside me
Who will be there with a lantern now
Show me the way & guide me.
I was always believed that I was yours
I just can?t think of someone else possessing me
No matter how much I try to understand
That it is for the better
And that GOD is blessing me.
Why do relationships change in life
Round each blend,
I wish each one had one family
From the beginning right to the end.
How soon will you forget me
When I left the town?
In winters will you rememeber
The little girl
Who forced you into the gown.
Will you ever think of me
And miss having me around the house
Papa will you remember the little girl
Who was scared by a mouse?
Father with those old times,
Will you ever think of catching up
Our quarrels the cold wars
And finally the happy patching up.
I will miss hugging you
And sitting on your knees.
You can keep all my toys & books
Each one has a story to tell
Which will take you down memory lane
And in your mind ring a bell.
Who will show me the brightest star in the night sky?
Who will make his arm a pillow for me
And sing the lullaby??
Papa! I want you to know
That this lady in the eyes of the world.
Will always be your little girl
Always full of love for you
And looking up to you
THE DARLING FATHER OF THE PEARL…...Luv u papa..