Ah! Father

Atul Chandra Sarkar

I don’t know whether,
I really loved him,
Nor do I know how much,
I love him today,
Let people measure my love,
Let them test it in carats,
All I want today is to be,
On his shoulders once again;
I want him to hold me tight,
Tighter than ever before,
I want to feel his hug,
His concern to the core,
I want him to hold me,
I want him to scold me,
See him dust off the soil,
Guide me how to walk,
When to be soft, when not,
How to sit, how to talk,
I’d love to hear the his heart,
Resonate with unsaid feelings;
I want to chisel him,
To paint him on canvas,
To put him in verse,
I want him to rise, move,
Talk, instead of journeying,
Frigid in an unkind hearse.

Atul Chandra Sarkar

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Double Post Graduate in Philosophy and Sociology and LLB degree-holder, a Gold Medalist from Canning College, University of Lucknow, U.P. India. Presently engaged as Advisor (Industrial Relations) and Public Information Officer (Corporate) at Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd., Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India and is a Guest Faculty at Electricity Training Institute, Sarojini Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on the Right to Information Act, 2005. An Advocate registered with the Bar Council. Articles, poems and short stories have been published in popular National dailies like Pioneer, Northern India Patrika, Times of India, Campus Verse, Shaktivani, etc. A Blogger at Times of India's speakingtree and having a flair for oil painting. A democratic, liberal and humanist to the core.

Last updated June 23, 2016