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The Eighth of August

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The Eighth of August

As I ponder in front of the calendar of the wall,
		Little can I believe, it will be five years this Fall!
As I reminisce that day, or hour,
		With memories, not sweet but sour.

Remember, as I enter the room adorned by a dull glow,
		Pushing through hundreds of crowd and moving slow,
The face laid calm and the body still,
		Hidden in white cloth of an unknown mill,
As my eyes saw the solemn looks,
		Tears gushed out like a wire off the hooks.

I still can’t forget the sight of those still eyes,
		Can’t run anymore to say the last Bye’s.
No more smiles, or a laugh beneath the whisker,
		No more rides or walks that could be brisker,
As I go home now, gone is the crowd
		Or those huge wreaths, with flowers freshly ploughed.

There in a corner, on a table with lace,
		I sit praying in front of the silent smiling face.
With fond remembrances from a loving daughter
		This is a small “ODE TO A GREAT FATHER”.

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  1. Date: 9/3/2011 3:50:00 AM
    Very nice dedication.

  1. Date: 8/31/2011 3:20:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. enjoyed reading your creative write tonight.. enjoy the site with its many features as u share words with luv..

  1. Date: 8/31/2011 10:01:00 AM
    hello dear rajarsree and malaysree thanks for your efforts to be poet-good myself saroj kumar khan from kolkata garia read my poems and novels search saroj khan

  1. Date: 8/31/2011 7:36:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Rajyasree. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

  1. Date: 8/30/2011 10:35:00 PM
    Dearest Raj, This is as respectful and solemn as a write can be. I will be looking for more of your work. This is your daughter?..... I love it! Gwendolen

    Biswas Avatar Rajyasree Biswas
    Date: 8/31/2011 3:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Gwendolen, it is an ode to my father by mistake I had put daughter. He passed away 5 years back.
  1. Date: 8/30/2011 4:19:00 PM
    Touchy and moving dedication, Rajyasree

    Biswas Avatar Rajyasree Biswas
    Date: 8/31/2011 3:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Dr Mehta for your kind words.