FATHER...

FATHER...

A Poem by DIVYA
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A death...A dusk...

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As you slipped from the zenith

A world in me did fill with despair 

A distant and cold, predatory sea

Snuffed out your splendid, regal flare

 

Trepidation lurked in the shadows of dusk

As the muezzin chanted evening prayers

I looked all around for you

But found you were no longer there

 

And though I’m a sturdy vessel

Baked in your enduring glare

A disquieting chill still grips my soul

Your loss, a stab of icicled air

 

As lesser lights, we basked in your glory once

Breaking off from you to find our course

Yet now I linger sadly, a forlorn flame

Of which you were once the abiding source

 

On us you shone as the sun

And this eventide will soon turn into night

Yet I’ll find no lamp to replace

Your blessed, worthy light

 

© 2019 DIVYA


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DIVYA
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DIVYA,
this is so sad...I remember a couple years ago when my dad passed...he was almost 98 and had deteriorated from what he once was...which was the rock of the family...the one who was always the strongest and wisest...i will never find a lamp to replace his bright wattage...
this has beautiful metaphor and imagery...i have missed your writing!

j.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Months Ago

Thank you very much Jacob. Almost gave up on writing but a loved one never gives up on me so I’m h.. read more



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A lovely ode to one dearly beloved father.
Words that go deep and bring up sadness.
What is left to fatherless poets but to write and mourn--for a lifetime.

Posted 2 Days Ago


I revisited this poem. It impacts on me heavily as January is the month I lost my own Dad. Thirty years ago now but he is never far away. A superb piece of poetry DIVYA. I felt the intensity of your loss. New year greetings. Hope 2020 is a good one for you.

Chris

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Weeks Ago

The past year has closed and we have stepped into another decade without our fathers. A decade that .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Wishes for you dear poet reciprocated. Peace, love and happiness. (((.)))

DIVYA

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much.. I’m always here, my friend 🤗💞
You certainly know how to describe someone you care about and that's amazing. I lost my father sometime ago myself and its never easy. Its not all bad though, we still have other lights around us to strengthen our hearts for the loved ones we still have here. Excellent . :)

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you *smiles*
Father’s are always precious. You have been very kind to my humble effo.. read more
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Gee
Merry Christmas Divya
Beautifully sad to read.
Have a great day :))

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

3 Weeks Ago

Merry Christmas dear Gee! Have a wonderful and blessed day with you and yours 🎄😊🎄
Your father left the world when the muezzine chanted evening prayers.I think all evening azaan remind you about your beloved father and may be you say your prayer then and seek eternal happiness for him to the Almighty.That evening hours may be a meeting time for you and your father which may give you a state of bliss.
Dear Divya,I fully agree with you that there is no lamp to replace the light of a father.I pray for the eternal peace and happiness of your blessed and beloved father.
I also congratulate you for your strong poetic ability.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Months Ago

Life goes on and the pain lessens with time. But the void remains...I'll be looking forward to readi.. read more
zainul

2 Months Ago

I fully agree with you.It is impossible to comfort any one who has lost one's beloved person.
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DIVYA

2 Months Ago

I'll be looking forward to your latest poetry sir.
Beautifully written. Each line expresses a sadness which is bound to be there in such a situation and what better a poem could be if it expresses itself correctly. This poem reminds me of my grandmother. People often say that life never stops, it's true but the fact that no one can replace anyone's place in our lives is also equally true and this poem here is the best expression for it. Wonderfully crafted dear friend.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much dear Angeline. I am humbled I could do a little justice to this subject, with my w.. read more
Anjeline

2 Months Ago

You're welcome and it's my pleasure to read such good work :)
You were blessed to know and love and receive love from your father. My father committed suicide when I was four; and since I have no memories of him, I hold nothing but a few old photographs of him. Where you had a lamp, a light source, I had darkness. Still, our loss is profound and affects us to this day and will until the day we die. I think a father's loss is particularly a powerful blow to a daughter. The father-daughter relationship is so integral to who we become as women that the loss seems to leave a void. "Yet, I'll find no lamp to replace your blessed, worthy light." I feel these words at heart. I know we are supposed to look to our heavenly father in times such as these; and while I believe, it's just not the same.

I'm sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful homage and testament to your father's life and his legacy - you.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Months Ago

I am so sorry for your loss, dear Linda. To me it feels, that your father, even in his absence had a.. read more
return sun now
from below the rounded wheel
light glistens over water,
motion, drink to heal

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Months Ago

Thank you for the visit :)
One thing I can say with absolute CERTAINTY... he would never want you to extinguish the light he gave you and i'm very sure he wants his light to shine on thru yours :) I am so sorry for the loss of his presence but I am also grateful for the presence he gave in and of... you, dear Divvy

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your kind, compassionate and heartfelt words Bunny. I appreciate very much.
well done.... word choices mix the picture of an earthly or Heavenly, Father who stood the course with a contrasting cold icicle piercing of the loss :(
when our Mothers and Fathers are gone from the world ... our chances are gone also .. to write, call and visit ... tell them how we feel ... your tribute moves me in gratitude for me own Ma and Da ... how i do miss them ... very emotive and relatable poem Divya ..thanks for sharing
E.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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DIVYA

2 Months Ago

Good Morning E!

I hope you’re having a great weekend! I got busy with a new poem an.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

absolutely dahlink!

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