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Dad I Want to Go - a Sad Farewell

Misbah enjoys poetry and conveys the messages of love through her poems.

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We put our money, time, and energy into the things that matter to us. To put it another way, if you ever want to know what someone is concerned about, check at their bank statement or inquire about how they spend their time.

Making their children a priority above the many pressures that life throws at them is the most important way that dads can assist their children feel that they matter.

It's easy for a child to believe that he doesn't matter since so many things compete for his father's money, time, and energy — their jobs, technology, entertainment, sports, and television. It is crucial for fathers to express to their children that they are a priority, that their primary investment is in them

For parents, nurturing entails a variety of activities. It undoubtedly includes hugging and kissing children on a regular basis, as well as telling them how much they are loved. However, it also means supporting them for their basic needs, such as cooking for them, bathing them, playing with them, reading to them, and assisting them.

After doing so much and giving all your energy and time to them. One day, when that child becomes a young man, tells his parents that he no more wants to live with them. He tells them that now, they are old and he is young, he wants to enjoy his life and needs freedom. This is the hardest time for parents seeing him going in front of their eyes.

A sad farewell, which does little to reassure the old man when he considers the unpredictability that his child may face. Even if reasonable, the children's departure is an emotional stage for the parents. A heartfelt farewell that every parent dreads.

We can sense the anxiety that accompanied this departure... And then, resignation. The departure of a child into his own future corresponds to his parents' entry into old age.

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The poem is a dedication to all parents and children. To all the children respect and love your parents. In their old age, they need you the most. Parents are someone who loves you most. Don't ever let them feel that you don't love them. Love them, care them and respect them, they must be your priority.

Originally the Poem was Written in Persian Language

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I Want to Go Dad

Say your goodbyes to me before you leave!
To abandon me in the midst of the chaos,
hear first my heart's cries! ...
Perhaps the departure may be postponed!

My child!Despite my knowledge,
Despite the arguments of reason,
I cannot contain the urges of your youth
in this dark season

My dear son, before departing, taking any step
Know, my son, that nothing in this life
can adapt to our desires;
beware of betrayals and deaths!

You can always go on an adventure,
exploring under a different sky,
testing your passion in new places,
and allowing your natural instincts to run wild!

Youth is a gift that must be cherished!
Your departure, on the other hand, is sadness.
To the final springs of my life, to my old age...
It's time to leave, says his glance! ......

I wished I could have told him to be careful!
All those words, what's on my mind,
my worries and all my pain!
I simply said, "GOOD LUCK! and
GOODBYE!"

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh

Comments

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 07, 2021:

Thank you Moon for your wonderful comments. I always feel we are very lucky to have a good joint family system in Pakistan. Alhamdulillah!!

In Pakistan there are problems but not much. I appreciate your beautiful thoughts, my dear sister

Stay safe and healthy

Blessings and Love

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 07, 2021:

Linda, Thanks a lot for your kind response, my dear friend. I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts with me. Truly appreciated.

Many Blessings to you and your loved ones

EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on June 07, 2021:

I am lucky this time to find this poem on my feed, Misbah. Sometimes I think, why can't they both live together. In Pakistan, there is mostly a joint family system. Living together needs compromises and patience from both sides.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Stay safe and healthy...

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 06, 2021:

You’ve created a moving article and poem, Misbah. It’s sad when children leave the home, but they need to find their own way in life.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 06, 2021:

Nithya, thank you so much for your lovely comments. I'm pleased to know  you enjoyed it. As we all know Parting is never easy. It's never easy to say goodbye. Thank you for sharing your kind words with me here, dear friend; I really appreciate it.

I wish you many blessings.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on June 06, 2021:

A great poem. It is tough to let children go, but we have to let them spread their wings and fly. Children, for their part, should realize the sacrifices that their parents have made for them. They should be a pillar of support and take care of them in their old age.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 05, 2021:

Hi, Vidya, I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. It is a sad situation in every parent's life when their children leave them alone in their old age. Thanks a lot for sharing your beautiful thoughts. I appreciate that my dear friend

Have a lovely and peaceful weekend!!

May God Bless you and keeps you safe

Peace and Love

VIDYA D SAGAR on June 05, 2021:

Great poem Misbah. Very touching and true. As children grow up they want their freedom to enjoy life and don't like to be burdened with their aging parents. But for the parents it is very difficult to say good-bye. Have a great weekend. Blessings.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 05, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your lovely comment, Eman. I appreciate that. Many Blessings to you

Nian from Pakistan on June 05, 2021:

You wrote the reality in a very beautiful manner. Amazing poem!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 04, 2021:

Rozlin, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm pleased that you enjoyed both the article and the poem. I'm glad you think it does a good job of capturing the emotions. I worked hard to convey those emotions in the poem while translating it. Allah Bless you and keeps you healthy and happy.

Much Love, dear sister

Rozlin from UAE on June 04, 2021:

This is a beautifully expressed poem, Misbah. I enjoyed reading the prose as well as poem. This poem depicts the emotions very well. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 04, 2021:

Without a question, Denise. It's never easy. Your sensible words strike a chord with me. I hope and pray that each of us has a happy life with our family. I believe that children should treat their parents with love, respect, and care, especially as they get older and need their children more. God Bless you and keeps you safe and healthy.

Many blessings and love, dear friend

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on June 04, 2021:

Parting is hard. All we can do is hope we have put all the best stuff in them and watch as they try their wings. Great poem.

Blessings,

Denise

Rawan Osama from Egypt on June 04, 2021:

most welcome

Keep going

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 04, 2021:

Thank you so much, Rery. I am glad to know that the poem touched your heart.

God bless you and keeps you safe

Peace!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 04, 2021:

Peggy, Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. I believe that parents should be treated with love, respect, and care by their children, especially when they grow older and need their children more. Much appreciated

Many blessings and love to you, dear friend

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 04, 2021:

Thank you so much, Amara, my dear sister. I'm glad that you think it was thoughtful. I'm sending you lots of love and blessings today.

Rawan Osama from Egypt on June 04, 2021:

This poem touched my heart

Well done dear

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 04, 2021:

It is a life stage that happens to most parents when their children are old enough to leave home. Children should always care for their parents as they continue to age. Your piece speaks to the hopes that good parents will always have for their children at any stage in life.

Amara from Pakistan on June 04, 2021:

Its a thought provoking poem sis, beautifully depicting the emotions of sad parents.. Well done..

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 04, 2021:

Hey, Liz. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. It is a sad situation in every parent's life when their children leave them alone in their old age. In Urdu, we say that a child is like a plant that takes years to mature into a tree. Unfortunately, when it grows into a tree, instead of casting shadows, it becomes entangled in the autumn season and loses all of its leaves. We should all love our parents as much as they have loved us unconditionally. Stay happy and healthy

Many blessings to you, dear friend

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 04, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your kind response, John. This may seem very obvious, but every parent must tell their children that they are loved. Children must constantly feel loved and secure. But it's a shame that when the time comes, children often forget to pay back their parents' love. I haven't lived my life as a parent yet, but I've seen many parents cry. It’s sad, when their children leave them at the stage of life when they need them most.

I am glad you liked it. Take care

Blessings always

Liz Westwood from UK on June 04, 2021:

This is a poignant poem. It is loaded with relevance and meaning.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on June 04, 2021:

What a wonderful article and poem. Yes I think you covered how both parents and children feel when they part.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 04, 2021:

Pamela, thank you so much for your kindness and affection. I feel bad and sorry for such parents. I am grateful to Almighty for blessing me with loving and caring parents. I hope and pray that we can all live happy lives with our families.. Amen!

Lots of Love and Blessings to you

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 04, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your beautiful thoughts, MsDora. I am glad that you can identify with the emotions in my poem. Much Love

Many Blessings to you and your family

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 04, 2021:

I like what you wrote, and I like your poem, Misbah. These feeling are some that in healthy families. Unfortunately, not all fathers are wonderful. It is hard for most parents to see their child live home.

Blessings and much love.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on June 04, 2021:

Misbah, I can identify with the emotions in your poem. Even in my morning prayer today, I recognized that there are some things I neglected to tell my children. They have to leave, but no mater how old they get, we want to maintain the love. I thank God for my children!

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