Dedicated with tears to our strict , morose but loving father
(Based on write up in Malayalam received via Whatsapp.Whosoever is its Brahma , Thanks )
He is the head of the household ,
He is the one who takes care of it , all his life.
He is short tempered , quarrelsome
He punishes you and is very strict
He is very adamant and is rough
And he does not have love in him at all.
He is the one with all these qualifications,
As if some one pushes it forward , time runs ahead,
WE know distance of our connection with mother,
Is the length of the umbilical chord.
But what about the distance to the heart of father?
Mother’s love is the truth, it is her power of endurance,
And there is no stain or scar or shortcoming in it.
But is father only a machine without love ,
Who is interested only in earning money for us.
Is he the one who does not know how to laugh,
Is he the one who does not know to crack jokes?
Is he the one who stares at you if we spend money?
Is he the one who chides us and beats us at home?
Father is rain , which is your future cool climate ,
Father walks in sun, his sweat is your future health,
Father’s anger and adamancy is your future good life,
Father’s roughness would turn you in to good path of future,
Father’s day and night work would lead you to high income.
Hiding his love silently father used to stare at us,
If we are sick, it is father who used to take us to hospital,
Father is the plank used to bind our arms when it is broken,
It is he who would put you in school ,
And it is he who was yesterday’s right and your today’s path.
Who is there in the world who without getting anything ,
Had spent most of his life towards the welfare of his family?
What is there in the world which is substitute for father’s love?
Knowingly or unknowingly in most houses father becomes a sob.
After working extremely hard all his life till health permits,
And after establishing all his children in good positions,
When he wants to take rest, do not even disturb him by your loud talk,
You should know his needs and spare no effort to look after his heart.
Do not allow the luster in those eyes to ever fade away,
Do not allow his pretty smile ever to vanish from his face ,
Do not ever allow the hope to fade till he moves away,
To the security of God;s hands and keep him safe with you.