Sunday, June 24, 2007

Father's day

All right, I know Father's Day was last week. But it is pretty difficult to squeeze out words recently. So I will post something that I have (yes, you guessed right!) written some time back.

I am trying to work on the GPA competition poems, but at this rate, it looks like the deadline will just breeze by...


Father's Day card
image by dsnake1
from a hand-made card by my daughter



Father's Day



Father's Day was plodding on and going out,
      didn't gave a damn
so commercialised was it,
ads hammering away on TVs,
      papers,
so jaded i forgot it was today,
      until my dear little girl
           hugged me
and
gave me a bunch of three plastic flowers
she said she made herself
      specially for
           me
      for Father's Day
and you look into
those proud eyes of hers
      you know
all your sleepless nights
your mad days in the office
all your love,
      was all worthwhile.

19-06-99

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12 Comments:

Blogger floots said...

my daughters are older than me but i'm still happy to eat/drink/read any presents on offer from them :)

24 June, 2007 23:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its so touching ...Nasra

25 June, 2007 01:10  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Can't get any better than that.

25 June, 2007 19:54  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

floots,
:D

nasra,
thank you!

pat,
thanks.
and now she's as tall as me (maybe even taller) :)

26 June, 2007 00:19  
Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

I missed my dad on father's day..

26 June, 2007 01:38  
Blogger polona said...

oh, lovely...
(we don't celebrate father's day here but still...)

26 June, 2007 02:57  
Anonymous gel said...

Sigh, thump, tears of joy in my eyes. You caught it, D.
Hope your Father's Day was gr8!

26 June, 2007 11:51  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

gautami,
i'm sure you do.
do take care.

polona,
thanks!
i don't really celebrate it too, but this poem was inspired by my child's actions many years ago. :)

gel,
thank you! It was gr8!

27 June, 2007 00:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mother's Day is more commercialized than Father's Day it seems. Fathers don't keep track of things like this either it seems, not the ones I know anyway. :) I think your daughter's card is kewl, you can see she's got artistic sense.


>>I am trying to work on the GPA competition poems, but at this rate, it looks like the deadline will just breeze by...

One more month. Go go, dsnake! :D

- Liz

27 June, 2007 13:55  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Liz,
there's very little ads for Father's day compared to Mother's day this year, maybe the retailers realised that there's little business in FD.:)
i wrote this one some time back and at that time, the ads were still strong.

>>I think your daughter's card is kewl.
you should have seen the cards she made for her Japanese on-line friends!

>> GPA. see, one month just breezed by.. :)

27 June, 2007 22:02  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

well, you can take one of your older poems and use it in the GPA contest. :)
(very nice Fathers Day poem)

29 June, 2007 14:41  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

andrew,
thanks! I will have to find 5 to 8 poems for the competition, because that's the number of submissions needed in the English poetry section. :)

30 June, 2007 07:24  

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