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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So very delicate and beautiful. I like the letter style, it caries a deep personal reflective tone. Yes there is a hint of sadness, a touch of longing, but the poem does not stay there. There is deep appretiation, love and new horizons. A simply wonderful offering.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Abhishek Izy

4 Months Ago

Thank you Allen, that was a kind, sweet and very insightful review. It makes me so happy when it tou.. read more
I was really moved by this beautiful piece of writing. Deeply touching and emotional. Heartfelt ride into this young girl life to growing old. Talking to her father. To make her feel close and find comfort in doing so, connected to him again. The bond of a father and child is deep. Like a profound eulogy leading up to his death and beyond.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Abhishek Izy

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much Dawn. This piece is very close to me despise of the fact that I am neither a fathe.. read more
Dawn

4 Months Ago

my pleasure. I too. really enjoyed this. It speaks volumes about undying love, compassion, faith and.. read more
I love poems that tell short stories in them. The way you can see it all as if you are there with the speaker, to feel what they feel, and long for what they do. My head will always be in the clouds if it means I will continue to perceive the world in different lenses like this.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Lavi

4 Months Ago

Perhaps a little bit but I am able to seperate my personal perspectives forged by such experience wh.. read more
Abhishek Izy

4 Months Ago

That shows how well you have designed yourselves to deal with the issues of past.
Lavi

4 Months Ago

:) Thank you. Slow working but I've set my mind to self improvement despite the pain of the past. To.. read more
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You have wonderfully described the close bonding between a father and his daughter. It literally was about to bring tears in my eyes. I'm spellbound!

Posted 4 Months Ago


Abhishek Izy

4 Months Ago

This makes me absolutely happy to hear this. Especially since you're a girl and the feeling swept in.. read more
Mihika_d

4 Months Ago

😊 Have a wonderful day ahead!
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 5 Months Ago


Abhishek Izy

5 Months Ago

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

5 Months 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 5 Months Ago


Abhishek Izy

5 Months Ago

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

5 Months Ago

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

5 Months 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 Months Ago


Abhishek Izy

5 Months 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 Months Ago


Abhishek Izy

5 Months 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 5 Months 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 5 Months Ago


Abhishek Izy

5 Months 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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Added on January 9, 2019
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Abhishek Izy
Abhishek Izy

Bengaluru, India



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