Hey Dad

Hey Dad

A Poem by Abhishek Izy
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A Girl's Song for her dead father

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The Winter in the Hills are lonely, Dad.
Only if you could warm my little palms in your hand.
And talk me stories of faraway land, till I sleep.
I wish I could just pretend to sleep in your arms,
To feel your good night kiss, as you tuck me in the blankets.
The Winter in the Hills are still lonely, Dad.

It’s almost December time. Cold chills my frail bones.
My friends and their families have already flocked to plains.
Every Evening, Mother and I await watching the dusk.
The Sun slowly sneaks below the hills behind the thick fog.
And tiny lights from the valleys spread the dull sparkle
Only if you were there, you could take us to the Plains.

Did I tell you how perfect Mother has been?
She grew me into this wonderful young girl.
She walks with me through the winding lanes
Till the Church, the open wide white benches
Often we sit there and talk all about you.
I know your smile, Dad. And your dark brown hair
Mother still blushes when she describes you.
The Winter in the Hills then feels so warm.

If you are up there listening to your little girl.
Dad, not all is gloom here, I must tell you.
Yes, Mother is in fifties and has grown old now.
But I have taken up the responsibilities.
Together, we are making up quite a pair.
Looks like brighter days are just around the corner.

Here is a secret I want to share with you, Dad.
I have finally found a man to share my life.
His manners, his smile and the twinkle of his eyes
All reminds me of you. I hope you’ll like him too
One day when he becomes a young daddy,
He will be just like you, loving and caring.

Well, now your little princess is going to sleep.
Her eyes aches of tiredness and the cold,
Will you stay awake and watch me till I sleep.
It makes me feel better to know I’m loved.
And when I’m asleep, slowly walk into my dreams.
The Winter in the Hills will feel warm again.

© 2019 Abhishek Izy



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Nice work. You have shown the attachment of a daughter with his father beautifully and also at the same time shown how she matures to herself becoming a mother and a responsible daughter. Wonderfully written and expressed.

Posted 1 Day Ago


Abhishek Izy

1 Day Ago

Thank you sooo much for such kind review Anjeline. As I said before, this piece is utterly close to.. read more
Anjeline

23 Hours Ago

You're welcome:)
Very sentimental and sweet. Longing but not bitter. Well done
Minor grammar suggestions (talk to me of faraway lands, OR tell me of faraway lands)
His eyes ache (not aches)

Posted 4 Days Ago


Abhishek Izy

3 Days Ago

Totally appreciate your honest review and a little bit of grammatical correction you tried.
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Lyn Anderson

3 Days Ago

Suggestions are meant to be suggestions. I shan't debate your grammar "we'll speak of faraway lands".. read more
Abhishek Izy

3 Days Ago

Thank you again for your time Lyn!!
beautiful poetry so clearly put. father figure in poetry. looking forward to next work. thanks for sharing.

Posted 5 Days Ago


Abhishek Izy

4 Days Ago

It just me happy and delighted with the review. An emotion around parents are so powerful that it’.. read more
I thought this was incredibly beautiful, and easy to connect to, yet distant enough to feel unique and strange. Thoroughly enjoyed this. Thank you.

Posted 5 Days Ago


Abhishek Izy

4 Days Ago

Thank you for such a kind review. It encourages it to better the craft for sure
This piece is very emotional and touching. The way nature got space is simply beautiful.... Your words made me love my father more and feel proud of him !!
Good night :)

Posted 1 Week Ago


Great dad poem. I have father issues which I talked about in my bio on m page. This was great and reminded me of those in a good way. Keep up the good work.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Abhishek Izy

1 Week Ago

Yes my friend more than a being, it’s a very powerful emotion. It might be either way I totally un.. read more
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Gee
Sweet, tender, touching. You did well with this one Abhishek, very well.
A fine piece of writing.
Good morning

Posted 1 Week Ago


Abhishek Izy

1 Week Ago

Good Morning Gee and thank you a ton for such kind words. This is close to me and when artist like y.. read more
Gee

1 Week Ago

I'm much like you, here to learn from all of our talented peers. Hopefully in the 4 years I have bee.. read more
Abhishek Izy

1 Week Ago

Well i'm into one of your stories and lemme talk more about it there :)
A very touching poem Abhishek. Your words embody sadness and contentment at the same time. A very convincing writing, I feel, as the girl’s emotions for her lost parent are brought beautifully to the fore. Keep writing!

Posted 1 Week Ago


Abhishek Izy

1 Week Ago

With this write I can proudly say that I wrote something s subtle as you would. Hehe. Actually as yo.. read more
DIVYA

1 Week Ago

Writing is all about getting into the character, forgetting ourselves. That you could do so convinci.. read more
Abhishek Izy

1 Week Ago

:) :) Thanks a ton
So beautiful Abhishek... You are truly talented

Posted 1 Week Ago


Abhishek Izy

1 Week Ago

Thank you Jasnil. You have been kind. :) :)
Lovely, lovely, ...daughter to father. She knows he hears her through the veil, through the night. Beautiful voice, her father’s star. How lyrically, eloquently, poignantly, excellently this is written.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Abhishek Izy

1 Week Ago

Thank you Annette for such a kind and beautiful review. I knew of a girl who yearned for her father .. read more
Annette Pisano-Higley

1 Week Ago

You are very welcome!

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Added on January 9, 2019
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Abhishek Izy
Abhishek Izy

Bengaluru, Hindu, India



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