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Dad Son Dad

is all weather umbrella
is what they say...

             rain or shine 
             there to protect 
             is what they say...

                         But then don't we 
                         open and close it as per our need
                         is he a puppet I wonder ...

                                         When torn and rusty 
                                         we discard to buy new 
                                         is he object with limited validity I wonder...

When Dad needs protection 
Kids hestitate to be his umbrella 
is dad's not someones son and son others dad I wonder ... 

             Cycle continues, many a Dad continue to suffer
             often at hands of son till he is dead     
             is dad derivative of dead I wonder...

                       Many a dad are taken good care of
                       Sons compassionate as to their own kids
                       is son derivative of bright sun I wonder ... 

By Hitendra Mehta
For June 2012 Poetry Soup Contest 

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  1. Date: 1/26/2012 5:05:00 PM
    I hope you have good sons that will honor you as I'm sure you have done to your own dad! Nice one on family relations, Hitendra and nice to see your avatar!

  1. Date: 1/22/2012 11:00:00 AM
    Nice one Hitendra,like it.oxox hugs Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 11:02:00 AM
    Thanks for your comments on my poem 'Nimisha'.Now you have penned nicely on Dad.A great entry for the contest.luv Fabiyas

  1. Date: 8/10/2011 3:19:00 AM
    Brilliant piece here Hitendra.......a pleasure to read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Date: 8/7/2011 11:08:00 PM
    Brilliant piece of writing highlighting an often overlooked problem of the entire world, unfortunately this problem is rapidly increasing in India also. I think the problem more lies in our own approach for our parents. If you have a caring & loving heart for them your sons & daughters would do the same to you or else one should be ready to face the fruits of what has been shown by him or her. Thanks for your good wishes on my Poem ‘When one sing a song or dance' Love & Best wishes.Ravindra

  1. Date: 8/6/2011 10:06:00 PM
    Nice one, Hitendra. Is it a custom in your country to refer to dad as an umbrella, like an expression they use. That is a lovely idea. He is a shelter from the storm!

  1. Date: 8/5/2011 10:02:00 AM
    great depcition....really the poem had deep meaning of its own....

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 2:43:00 PM
    a superb analogy with strong convictions written Hitendra .. a magnificent approach to old age and how children disregard the fact DAD was there when they were was orignally fashioned to work that way .. parents caring for children..then children caring for parents.. oh how the world has changed so..luv.. good luck in the friend...