Father

My very first love, my very first friend

No words can define, or transcend

You reside in me, each thought or act

My strength, essence, my truest fact

 

No matter how I say, or fail to express 

My source of meaning, you are my sense

Every knowledge I crave, my liberated mind

Noblest gift to me, your love for humankind

 

You dwell in my life, in each moment of mine

Precious is your presence, forever shall shine

Your love, like the greatest oceans, open sky

Breathing in it, sheltered, how blessed am I….

 

– Saswat Pattanayak, Peoples’ Poet

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