An Ode to Granpa

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Here is a lovely poem my Uncle penned for his father.My grandad! Our grandad.

It's the 5th anniversary and he along with my beautifully living Granma raised four gorgeous kids who've grown out to be responsible beings with strong values for our system of life and bestowed upon us the paths to independent thinking with chivalry.Letting us be free like those birdies in the sky yet never letting go when we are scathed or go awry! The whole concept of bringing us in they're grip of life and letting us free from the clap of their hands requires reputable strength and honor. Grandad had that .And those genes have slipped down to my Mom,Uncles & Aunt.

Isn't it a wonder to grant freedom where one can enjoy responsibly yet nuture it without having it tainted?! That is,some kind of FREEDOM of sorts ,isn't it?! Not everone is lucky to be a part of it.

Little did we know that morning ,
God was going to call your name.
In Life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
the day God called you home.

You left us fond memories,
your love is still our guide.
And though we cannot see you,
you are always by our side.

Our family chain is broken,
and it seems we are adrift
But as God calls us one by one,
We'll be linked again at rest.

Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road,
To sweet eternity.

We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We are all meant to live our life,
But never meant to stay.

Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know,
For some the journey's quicker,
For some the journey's slow.

But when the journey finally ends,
We'll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord.

We luv ya,Granpa! 


  1. Anonymous said...:

    This is such a lovely poem. you are such a close knit family. respect! :)

    maybe we want to follow each other? :)

  1. Purvi said...:

    Beautifully written :) :)

  1. LOL Diksha! Deal! :)

    And yes,we are a closely knit family.And that's what keeps us together through thick and thin.

    Thanks Purvi!! :)
    Thanks to my Uncle too. :)

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