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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Every time I fall down



Every time I fall down,
Every time I make a mistake,
Take a slightly wrong path
And my heart sobs secretly,
My father's calm countenance
Placates my weary soul.

I look at him
Tired, lost, tuckered out
He caresses my head
And narrates a story
About a girl
Who stood up with renewed equanimity
Every time she was hit down;
Who always learned from
Every misstep and experience,
Gaining medals of wisdom
In the casserole of her scars.
She is his favorite hero
A champion he boasts of.

My tears disappear
And I smile
As I recognize the girl and her stories;
The wind beneath my wings
The valor in my heart
My father is my soul-guide.

-Purba Chakraborty
(01.06.2016)




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36 comments:

  1. Wow! What a gift, the way this child knows she is seen!

    "Gaining medals of wisdom
    In the casserole of her scars.
    She is his favorite hero
    A champion he boasts of."

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  2. So beautiful the way you remember you Father.

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  3. Such a lovely tribute to your father, Purba :)
    Beautifully penned.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  4. That is a very beautiful poem,Purba. Dads always have their ways of winning a daughter's heart.And she shall always remain his favorite hero. :)

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  5. How beautiful and touching is this relationship between father and daughter. What a wonderful words you have written.

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  6. Very well written.
    Great tribute!

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  7. What an amazing tribute.... beautiful lines, esp the last verse honey... too good! :-) xoxo

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  8. A lovely & inspiring poem, Purba. :)

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  9. I loved reading about the relationship between you and your father. You are so very fortunate, but, then again, so is he!

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  10. aw...fathers are fathers & always for their daughters...so beautifully sketched Purba....

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  11. So beautiful and inspiring.. Great way to remember one's father :)

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  12. Good fathering is so important for girls!

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  13. That is so touching. I could relate to it as well. :D

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  14. Such beautiful lines. Loved it, Purba!

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  15. 100% rightly said Purba.. That's how a daughter looks up to her dad and that how he instills the right confidence in her.. This is my constant experience as a father of 2 daughters who always refer to me for concurrence and advice when anything concrete is being worked out on their behalf.. A nice post!

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  16. "Gaining medals of wisdom
    In the casserole of her scars.
    She is his favorite hero
    A champion he boasts of."
    Ahh.. such a heartwarming poem,dear.. Loved it to the core :)

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  17. Beautiful lines. Heart touching poem.

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  18. "Gaining medals of wisdom
    In the casserole of her scars.
    She is his favorite hero
    A champion he boasts of."... Aah what a lovely tribute to daddy dearest dear. I relate to the relationship with my mom and me in this poem. So beautiful <3

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  19. A casserole of scars - what a unique turn of phrase which when thought about makes perfect sense - and yes, a wonderful tribute to your father :-)

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  20. As usual very nice & inspiring poem :)

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  21. It is wonderful to have a father who believes in you and is your soul-guide. What a wonderful relationship!!!!!

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  22. Beautiful bond depicted Purba....

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  23. Can identify.
    Thank God for giving us such wind beneath our wings... :)

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  24. It is from our mistakes we learn the most. The harder we fall, the stronger we become.

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  25. Wow so beautiful and touching indeed. And yes, we are, the champions and the heroes for our parents. Very well written dear.

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  26. Lucky girl to have such a father !

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  27. Lovely! Father is always a hero for a daughter. Magic of words!

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