The word, Man, in its real sense, was the one, I feel..
Was someone, I am blessed to be closely related with,
Compassion, boldness, existed equally in him..
Lucky to have spent most of my childhood days with him,
Under the canopy of his unconditional love, abundant..
All the love in his strictness, shaped our integrity perfect,
Today, we know how far to go in life, where to draw the line..
How to enjoy, also when to say a bold “NO”, quite polite,
We grew up with his perfect blend of spirituality and science..
Who walked his own path, always straight and upright,
The Lord made him a Doctor, to serve humanity in ample..
To soar high, helped him reach out to all, was his ambition,
To roam, all around the world, he loved to learn..
God’s most loved child, brought on earth on a special mission,
Never did he compromise on his belief systems and decisions,
His humility, his strength, his conscience, his guide..
Showed him his path, his own innermost Light,
So broad minded was he, never differentiated, never judged..
Always believed in soaring high, touching the sky,
Yet kept one of his foot always on the ground..
So that his advancements never make him proud,
So that it hurt him less, anyday, anyhow, if he fell..
Considered his duties, to be, always above himself,
Which further inspired the Lord to fulfill his dreams..
He was paid back in full, for whatever he did,
By giving him everything, whatever he dreamt..
An inspiring soul, our Grand Dad, our Mom’s father,
Today, on his birthday, him, we never fail to remember..
This year, being the twenty fifth one, of him leaving us forever,
The emptiness still exists, the void still there..!!
( A poem on my maternal grandfather, written on 17th July 2020. The day, this year, like every year, I miss him a lot. Much much more than the other days. That’s specially because, his last birthday in the year 1995 was his 78th and the last one, celebrated by us, his grandchildren. And just after 7 months, he met with a cardiac arrest and left us forever.
His absence left a special imprint on my young mind then, much more than his presence. This must be what happens when you lose someone really close and share a silent connection with, which you get to know only after they leave.
Even after 25 years, that void never left, that pain never healed.)
Love and regards, Dadu, our man of substance.. ❤🙏🏼💕