Let me be the Dad I am.

 

Oh my child, I would always make you feel proud,

And not ridicule you for your mistakes and scream loud.

I would let you make mistakes without feeling stupid,

I will love you for trying, when you get shot by the cupid.

Just let me be your Dad, the way I am,

I would always see you as that tiny tot in the pram.

*****

Oh my child, I would always let you know with a hug that I love you,

And pat your back whenever you need it without a hue.

Sometimes I may not understand the things that you say,

But still I will let things happen your way.

Just let me be your Dad, the way I am,

I would always see you as that tiny tot in the pram.

*****

Oh my child, wherever you step I would lay a bed of rose,

And silently absorb all your overflowing cup of woes.

You can depend on me to fall back, no matter what,

When in your life you may have to run mad like a rat.

Just let me be your Dad, the way I am,

I would always see you as that tiny tot in the pram.

*****

Oh my child, you may fall, you may spill your milk,

But I would see that you don’t get hurt and would fall on silk.

I would be there to always let you laugh, let you play,

Standing behind you ever, being your moulding clay.

Just let me be your Dad, the way I am,

I would always see you as that tiny tot in the pram.

*****

Oh my child, you can always tell me when you are angry or feeling bad,

Without worrying even once whether I would feel sad.

Sometimes when I may have to say a firm but gentle “no”,

It’s only because I care for you, you should know.

Just let me be your Dad, the way I am,

I would always see you as that tiny tot in the pram.

*****

Oh my child, you are embarrassed when I show an extra care,

But it’s just with you that my feelings I can share.

As you grow up, I know your life you can yourself handle,

But deep in my heart, it’s something I can never gamble.

Just let me be your Dad, the way I am,

I would always see you as that tiny tot in the pram.

*****

Oh my child, I would love you till my grave for just being you,

And not for the things, you can or cannot do.

I am there to share your joy when your dreams come true,

And share your tears at times when they didn’t as you grew.

Just let me be your Dad, the way I am,

I would always see you as that tiny tot in the pram.

*****

Just let me be your Dad, the way I am!

Just let me be your Dad, the way I am!

*****

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A note from the poet:

I had been always very close to my daughters and emotionally attached feeling as if they would be my little kids for ever.

Whether it is the changing moods of my kid while she enters adolescence or while my kid decides to go and stay away from me for her higher studies or my kid miraculously surviving a fatal accident, these incidents have always somehow traumatised me.

I penned down these few lines as I recollect these incidents and my journey with my princesses so far and for ever and ever.

 

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