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Unwritten Letters To A Father - Elegy

Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.

Background

Humans often reminisce the good times spent with their fathers, while regretting not having said all those things they should have said when their fathers were around, and hoping the letters that were unwritten during a father's life on earth, reach him through heaven's postal door.

The Poem

When the Gods awoke the world through the sunlit dawn
I strolled along holding your hands on the dew-laced lawn
Somewhere an owl yawned, dreading the morn
I stretch out my hands still, vacant and forlorn

When you wouldn't arrive under an overcast sky
I sat alone drenched, rain and tears by
A momentous shelter of your arms ran by
I am at the storm-slashed door, dreading to go and fly

Dusk arrived, with its golden, subdued hue
Your wrinkled palms in mine, blended old and new
I knew then our moments of sublime togetherness were few
You set forth towards a calmer home, with contentment due

I walk alone in the mortal world, penning my unwritten letter
From the blood you gave me, when you made me a human better
I hope heaven has an address, for a mail to reach without tether
Unshared thoughts in life, to bring your celestial soul hether

© 2018 Rinita Sen

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