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A Tribute to My Father

Updated on June 24, 2017
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A Tribute to My Father

We know great persons,

And all business magnets,

We know masters of words,

Even if people forget them,

Pages of history revive them.

To me, my father was great,

And awesome all his feats,

To me, he forever lives on,

And his words are immortal,

To him is a page in my soul !

He was a guy of few words,

His heart spoke ceaseless,

Fond of smoking and dresses,

Oblivious of what hazard it is !

I smelt smoke and delighted.

Rarely he indulged in big talk,

But whenever he would smile,

A breeze blew, stroked all soft,

Stern though at times he was,

He let his kids to explore free.

His shadow was too cool,

Like a grand banyan tree,

Though he faced odds silent,

We learnt to be kind and tough,

Kiss roses and bear with thorns.

His kindness waved like a sea,

Refuge he was to the souls lost,

Pollen to the bees wandered,

Generosity flowed in his eyes,

Noble host to people he knew !

He cherished his freedom stout,

But quit smoking at our will,

At age eighty,he was cheerful,

He would laugh and talk much,

He would tell tales old and new.

Lung cancer was his nemesis,

In his twilight, couldn't fight back,

How I miss him,my greatest idol !

How he would extend help to all !

In times tough and days blissful !



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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Thanks Risa. I'm glad that you liked this tribute to my dear father. He was a very generous and kind person. Whoever came in contact with him misses him a lot.

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      Marisa K. Rouse 2 years ago from North Carolina

      What a wonderful poem about your father! This is very sweet.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Nikhil, I am happy that you read this stuff and liked it so much. It is so sweet that it reminded you of the wonderful days in the company of your nanaji. Thanks for appreciating and commenting on the poem. Lots of love from mamaji.

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      Nikhil Kukrety 3 years ago

      Such a beautiful poem written by you mamaji. It reminds us of the precious time spent with nanaji which we cannot tend to forget. This poem brought my mother a brief picture of her sweet childhood memories which brought tears in her eyes. Thank you mamaji for such a heart touching poem.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      How wonderful words you have expressed here. I love your each word. Thank you, my dear bhanji.

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      shruti 3 years ago

      silver from his hairs and gold from his heart,dats how our nanaji was.smartest n the strongest nanaji in the world.we all miss u. thanku mamaji for the beautiful words.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Yes, C.V. , he was very empathetic toward persons in trouble and was always earnest to sort out their problems. He never disappointed any person in distress who approached him. And, how true your words are about my " silent love " on my dear father ! I have immense regard in my heart for him. Thank you very much.

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      Disillusioned 3 years ago from Kerala, India

      It looks your father was a man of generous heart. Your poetic words are expressive of your silent love on him.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      What a beautiful comment from you, teaches ! You are right that his legacy should continue. Some of his traits were exceptionably bright and I feel it my privilege to emulate them to some extent to instill peace in my life and that of people around me. As for guys he came in contact with, all those cherish his memories. Thanks a lot for your visit, appreciating this tribute to my father and your very kind words.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      He sounds like a wonderful person and great father. I'm sure his legacy will go on through you and others he touched.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Faith, your words flow from your heart and I feel such a divinity in them. To know the loss of your sweet parents is really sad and I earnestly pray God to rest them in all peace ! We cannot imagine the intensity of love and affection that our parents shower upon us with all their heart and soul out. We must always be grateful to them. Even when they aren't in the midst of us, their sweet memories are a great source of inspiration and big support to us. Thanks a lot for your kind visit, appreciating this poem and your sweet comments.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      What a beautiful tribute to your dear and precious father. I am so sorry for your loss. You are blessed to have had such a wonderful father. Your sweet words here I just know have reached his ears. I lost my mother, who was the sweetest woman on the planet, in my eyes, just a few days before Christmas 2012, and my father long ago. We are blessed to know of such love.

      God bless and hugs,

      Faith Reaper

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      There is substance in sayings like " Heaven lies on the feet of parents". Though our parents love us deeply and often express it in words also, generally we take them for granted when they are alive and around us. When we are deprived of their benign presence, we get to know their real worth. Devika, our parents are a big asset to us when they are alive and when they depart, their memories are a great source of strength for us. I'm glad you liked this poem, appreciated it and presented such insightful comments. Thank you very much.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A truly amazing write here. Your idol is so well thought of. A father only you will know best of and such a meaningful tribute.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Angela, your words are so beautiful and soul-stirring that to have them on this hub is like having a box of things of bliss ! How true that we all in one way or the other part of each of us ! When you say we are 1, this 1 looks so great, we can even call God simply by this name that is 1. I loved reading your comments as I do reading your hubs. Thank you very much.

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      Angela Marie 3 years ago from Maryland

      What a beautiful tribute to a loved one who passed on. My Grandfather too left this earth as a result of the L.C. I'm really glad for you that you got to experience such a devoted loving father. The bond between parent and child is so strong, we are as 1. You are forever apart of your father as he is of you. Buried deep-within your soul lies the remains of a gentle spirit.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Damanee, you are so right. We, children are really very fortunate to have our father around for a long time. Wish everyone be blessed this way by the Almighty ! Thanks for your visit, reading this poem, appreciating it and your nice comments.

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      Damanee 3 years ago from Jamaica

      I can see that you are very proud of your dad. Many children today don't have the luxuries of having their father around because of various reasons. It's a blessing that you had yours, nice hub :).

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Kathleen, you are so right. My father was very kind and his heart was too generous. Every son and every daughter was like his own son and his own daughter. He could feel the bliss and sad feelings of all without any difference. Now I realize that how valuable this trait is and to inculcate this kind of wonderful affinity, one can relish the life to a great extent. Thanks for visiting this hub, appreciating it and presenting such beautiful and wonderful comments.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Frank, your comment are so valuable to me. Blessings to you also. Thanks for your kind visit, appreciating the poem and offering such beautiful comments.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Shyron, your words are so beautiful and I 'm really grateful for such a kind gesture on your part. I am delighted that most of the guys love their parents so much. Thanks for your kind visit, appreciating the poem and your heartfelt comments.

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      You are blessed to have a father who deserved these beautiful words. You are a tribute to him. I share your sorrow that he is gone, but I can tell he won't be forgotten.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      what a wonderful tribute, bless you and your family

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Hi Harishprasad, I am sorry for your loss.

      Your tribute to your father is just beautiful and will fly on wings of Angels to be carried to your fathers ears, and your words of love will never be forgotten.

      Voted up ABI and shared.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Purvis, what a wonderful comment ! Thanks a lot for your beautiful words and your kind visit to this hub.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Sage, I'm glad you liked this poem. Thanks for your kind visit and such a lovely comment.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Audrey , when I see your words on any of my hubs, they propel me to move ahead. You are such a great source of inspiration ! Thanks for your kind visit and appreciating this poem.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Nell, so kind of you to have read this poem and how it reminded you of your dear father. May God rest him peace. Our parents give us so much that we can't forget them ever. Their fond memories are great strength and source of tranquility for us. Thanks for your beautiful comments and appreciating the poem.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Thanks, travmaj, for your kind visit, reading this poem and offering such beautiful comments.

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      PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

      Hi Harishprasad,

      What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful father. I know how it feels to miss a father and a mother. Your words of love are surely felt in Heaven.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      Awesome beautiful, what a great tribute.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Beautiful!!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Beautiful words Harish, it brought tears to my eyes as its this month I lost my dad 15 years ago, but I will never forget him, wonderful! voted up and shared, nell

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      This is a wonderful tribute to your father, showing such love and respect.How we miss our parents when we lose them and yet they can live on in our hearts and minds. Thank you for this.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Your comments are such beautiful additions to this tribute to my very affectionate and kind father. You are right, my parents have a very special place in my mind , heart and soul. My mother is also endowed with precious traits and she has made a profound influence on my psyche. So kind of you to have graced my hub with your visit, wonderful comments and appreciation of this poem. Phyllis, thank you very much.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Harishprasad, this is such a glorious tribute to a wonderful father. My father was also my idol, my strength, my teacher. Thank you for letting us know your father through your beautiful writing. Such lovely parents you were gifted with.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Kevin, I'm glad to have received your beautiful comments on this tribute to my dear father. Some attributes of my father were such that these made him a very compassionate and kind person and very empathetic toward one and all. Thanks for your visit, appreciating the hub and your very kind comments.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      That is beautiful Harishprasad. Your father and mother are a lovely couple in that first photo. Those are wonderful words which you have written for your feelings for your father.

      Kevin

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Linda, I am happy that you liked this poem. Yes, my father was a very kindhearted guy and he is fondly rememberd by most of the people he came in contact with during his life journey. Thanks for appreciating the poem as well as photos.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a beautiful tribute to your father, Harishprasad. It sounds like he was a wonderful person. Your photos are lovely, too.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Jamie, how beautiful and heartfelt words from you ! Dads are always such great phenomena. I'm glad you liked this poem. Thank you, my friend.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      You brought a tear to my eye. Thank you so much for this poem. Jamie

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Eric, thanks for your kind visit and your beautiful words. I'm glad that you liked this ode to my father who occupies a special place in my heart.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Simply wonderful. I love my Dad, God rest his soul. Thank you for this.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Dana, your beautiful comments are the brightest jewels and add so much serenity and worth to the tribute given by me to my great and very affable father. I express all gratitude to you from the bottom of my heart for your uplifting words. I cherish the fond memories of my father. Thank you very much. All blessings.

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      Dana Tate 3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Harishprasad: What a touching tribute your words are to your father. I am glad that you have fond memories of what a wonderful father he was to you. I am sure, since I know you are a man of great faith, that you rest assured that he is in a place where there is no more sickness and suffering and he is so proud of your generous and kind heart, which in itself, is a tribute to him...God bless u.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      It is an ode to my very loving and kind father. Bill, I'm glad that you liked these simple words about a very simple and generous person. Thank you very much.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beautiful!