Get Your Premium Membership

When I hold your hand

When I hold your hand, happily you trek along Because you trust me to know where I'm going. Listening to my stories, you hold my sight intently Being proud of me, you consider me all-knowing. Whether I teach or not, you always learn from me For innocently you believe, I know when I speak Yet, I am just a trainee learning on the job Crossing milestones with immeasurable doubt. Trying to live life, you may emulate and idolize Hoping you never find out, how unsure I was. I stand out in a crowd as someone you rely on For I've been there since the day you were born. Molding your talents you grew into who you are Illuminating my planetary life like a shining star. For you my child, my flame blazes unperturbed When I hold your hand, you revive my aging soul. January 6, 2019 Placed first in standard contest #170 by Brian Strand

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 2/5/2019 9:31:00 AM
Congrats on your win, Vijay-- the poem itself shows you are a good parent.
Login to Reply
Date: 2/2/2019 7:56:00 PM
Such a beautiful poem a bond between parent and child. Vijay, I enjoyed reading :) . Congratulations on your win..Hugs Eve ~`*
Login to Reply
Date: 2/2/2019 2:31:00 PM
These words truly wrap around me, and my heart. Congratulations Vijay, on this win. ~ Brandy
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/2/2019 4:55:00 PM
Always a pleasure to read your feedback..thank you Brandy.
Date: 1/28/2019 11:27:00 PM
An absolute wonderful verse, Vijay.. The uncondional love a father has for his child.. Your last stanza was amazing!! Really enjoyed.. Many blessings, my friend..
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/2/2019 4:54:00 PM
Thank you Robertina--appreciate your visit and kind remarks.
Date: 1/27/2019 2:01:00 PM
A father's love; heartfelt words which capture the reader's attention as he somehow makes them his own! I love especially the end line...it resonates with me. Regards // paul
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/28/2019 8:11:00 AM
Many thanks Paul. Appreciate your visit and comments. Regards.
Date: 1/26/2019 1:04:00 PM
Such a loving, beautiful gift to give your child. Your love certainly shines like that star within your words.
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/28/2019 8:11:00 AM
Thank you Sandra.
Date: 1/13/2019 2:36:00 PM
Hi Vijay, What a beautiful and heartfelt write to your child. I felt the love within this piece. You expressed the love a parent has for their child very well. Speaking to one parent to another, there's nothing quite like the love a parent has for their child. Becoming a mother changed my life. Excellent job and straight into my favs:-) Alexis
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/28/2019 8:09:00 AM
Much enjoyed your kind feedback, Alexis.
Date: 1/12/2019 9:32:00 AM
The love you have for your child fills my heart with joy, Vijay. Children do seem to consider their parents authorities on everything. I'm sure you set a worthy example as a father who realizes how blessed he is to have a doting child. What a remarkable poem, my friend! A fave for me. Hugs, Carolyn
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/28/2019 8:10:00 AM
Appreciate the kind remarks..many thanks Carolyn.
Date: 1/9/2019 3:32:00 PM
this is really sweet, vijay. What a tender poem!
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/12/2019 7:54:00 AM
Thank you Andrea.
Date: 1/7/2019 9:55:00 PM
This is beautiful in every way. The amazing grace of Unconditional Love! Yes, molding us into who we will become. Guidance has been given, and it will always be within. Your thoughts hold me so close. ~ Brandy
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/12/2019 7:54:00 AM
Thank you Brandy..appreciate the kind remarks.
Date: 1/7/2019 6:43:00 PM
A heartwarming write on fatherly love Vijay... A great last line..
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/12/2019 7:53:00 AM
Thank you Joseph.
Date: 1/7/2019 12:25:00 PM
Hi Vijay, another wonderful write from your pen. Such beautiful lines painting a loving canvas. Such a beautiful bond between parent and child. I felt such joy in reading this piece. I will never be a father but I can always find such joy in reading such poems as this my friend. A fave. Have a wonderful Monday. Your friend always....Mike.
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/7/2019 1:54:00 PM
Appreciate the FAVE my friend. Always a pleasure to read your comments. Many thanks, Mike.
Date: 1/7/2019 6:58:00 AM
Have a wonderful day my friend xo
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/7/2019 7:27:00 AM
And a great day to you as well.
Date: 1/6/2019 10:38:00 PM
This is a beautiful piece of poetry. I enjoyed reading this Vijay.
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/7/2019 7:27:00 AM
Thank you Julie..appreciate your visit and comments.
Date: 1/6/2019 7:27:00 PM
When I hold your hand, you revive my aging soul. How amazing it is that a child can do this for us, and that is what parenthood is for. Nice entry Vij,
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/6/2019 8:12:00 PM
Right you are--parenthood is special. Many thanks Pixie..appreciate your visit and comments.
Date: 1/6/2019 3:19:00 PM
From the get-go, I knew a parent addressing a child and that their current ages were of no matter to the substance. I relate and found that substantive common thread between parent and child to be emotionally, beautifully expressed in this poem. All the best ... CayCay
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/6/2019 3:53:00 PM
You are spot on with your analysis..the ages do not matter when we reflect on the special bond between a father and child..and it's true for all. Thank you CayCay for your generous feedback.
Date: 1/6/2019 1:56:00 PM
okay, you got me hook, line and sinker... what a heart-tugging piece, vijay, wow!..huggs
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/6/2019 3:50:00 PM
A pleasure to read such encouraging words..many thanks, Nette.
Date: 1/6/2019 1:07:00 PM
What a WONDERFUL, moving poem, Vijay! Janice
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/6/2019 3:49:00 PM
So glad to hear that Janice. Many thanks for the visit and kind remarks.
Date: 1/6/2019 12:32:00 PM
Any father who loves his child can feel the magnitude of your caring and loving dear friend, Vijay! A marvelous poem that forges the bonds of father and child!
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/6/2019 3:48:00 PM
Thank you my friend..always good to reflect on the special bond with our children. Your visit and comments are much appreciated.
Date: 1/6/2019 11:51:00 AM
I can relate to this very well, very beautiful poem.
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/6/2019 3:47:00 PM
Thank you for the visit Arthur..appreciate your kind feedback.
Date: 1/6/2019 9:50:00 AM
This such a heart warming poem. Our children do light up our hearts and everything around us. Hugs Eve~`*
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/6/2019 3:46:00 PM
Appreciate the kind remarks Eve. Many thanks. Yes--our children are a blessing.
Date: 1/6/2019 8:25:00 AM
Sweet feelings drop by drop ripple the depths of my heart with each line I read and the fascination and pleasure grow reviving an avid reader's soul.. words full of humility, beauty, depth, love, and a wisdom you keep denying to yourself.. A wise guardian holding the hand of their apple of their eye! I enjoyed the beauty of your read dear Vijay.. brilliant and heartfelt. To my fave list. Worthy to be highly appreciated and honoured by your ardent readers. My deepest regards. God bless you.
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/6/2019 3:44:00 PM
So true--a wise guardian holding the hand of his child. Your detailed feedback is always much appreciated, Besma. Thank you for the FAVE. My regards to you and may god bless you my friend.
Date: 1/6/2019 7:52:00 AM
A fatherly love conveyed with great care and thought, a very fine poem.
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/6/2019 3:41:00 PM
Yes it is father's introspection..many thanks Lawrence for your kind remarks.
Date: 1/6/2019 7:29:00 AM
Wow! This beautiful poem really reached me Vijay. Very nice read today. So special :)
Login to Reply
Pandit Avatar
Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/6/2019 3:39:00 PM
Thank you Heidi..appreciate your kind feedback.