12 Dec 2013

Goodbye, Baba

Farewell to a Beloved Father

We didn't always get along
We had our differences, squabbled,
But you were always there for me
When you were needed the most.

There for troubled times
And happy ones
On my wedding day
The birth of my son.

You did your best for me,
Though I might not have agreed
With all your parenting style
And old school fathering.

They say you shed a tear
when I was born.
Not that you coveted another son,
but were thinking of the day
You would be giving me away to
Another man.

I did not get to see you
As often as I would have liked,
But there was the surety
You would always be there
At the end of the phone line.

If I had known the last time we spoke
Was to be the last time ever,
I would never have hung up,
Would have talked on forever.

I write this with tears in my eyes
Wish I could have seen you
One last time
To say Goodbye, Baba,
I am missing you so much.


  1. So sorry to hear this, Vaidehi! My deepest condolences.

  2. Reminded me of my last phone conversation with my father. It was a really nice one which I am thankful for. I am sorry for your loss, I still miss my Dad dreadfully.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about this dear....

  4. This is such a touching tribute to your dad. I am very sorry to hear about your loss. x

  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. The line about not hanging up and then talking forever are particularly moving and I can relate to. Sending love and sympathy xx #Prose4T

  6. Thank you all, for your support in this very difficult time. Am trying to get back to normal ASAP for little J.

  7. I am so sorry to hear your sad news, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I am honoured that you were able to share your feelings with Prose for Thought. Lots of love x

  8. Thanks Victoria. Penning down my thoughts has helped me immensely. Much better than keeping them bottled up.


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