To the One

To the One – full of life – then now and forever

To the One – ever forgiving – and always the giver

To the One – spring of love – source of boundless joys 

To the One – guiding torch – in my meaningful voyage


To the One – keeper of truth – unflinching dedication

To the One – selfless seeker – humbly serving nation

To the One – the conscience – exemplifying values

To the One – guardian angel – your blessing accrues


To the One – beloved Father – in you my life resides

Wishing you now – and as every moment comes alive


Saswat Pattanayak, Peoples’ Poet



Author: Saswat Pattanayak

Journalist, Generalist, Atheist, Poet, Lover, Photographer, Communist, Third wave Feminist, LGBT ally, Black power comrade, Peacenik, Anti-capitalist, Critical media theorist, Radical film critic, Academic non-elite…

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