Poem: Parents

September 16, 2011


Two lives merge to create a life
One that grows in their tender loving care
A father who looks on, with concern and pride
A mother who nurtures, the child she bears.

A li'l flu throughout the night
sleepless,the parents stay
a little tantrum thrown immaturely outright
at times they give in, and at times,nay!

They look out for you through ups and downs
when they sense you seem happy
when they sense you seem to frown
But not once do they reprimand you for your clumsiness
Oh how you're amazed at their acceptance of your silliness!

They want you to learn life the hard way
Yet, they don't want you to go through the trouble
they are always by your side when you falter
they lift your spirit up when you feel its bound to crumble.

You grow older and rebel,
feeling they are beyond you to get you;
But you fail to recognize their plan
their advice just goes through and through.

Then you begin to earn,you fall in love and marry
your spouse and would be kids;
are your constant interest and worry.
You fail to pay heed to your parents-
who once cared for your trivial affair,
You feel it's a waste of your time
to give them your tender love and care!

Then one day they leave you,never to return
and you miss their warmth you knew not you had
Is there any point in being sorry then,in mourning or in being sad?

Give them then what they deserve, when they are alive and healthy and well
Then only will you be blessed in abundance, and in bliss will your family dwell!


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By Dr Pamela Jane Pinto
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Comment on this article

  • lima, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 29 2012

    Excellent, nice....

  • Pamela, mangalore

    Sat, Oct 22 2011

    Thank you all for your constant support and appreciation. I am touched with all your comments. Thank you once again ...


  • Jinny, Dubai

    Wed, Oct 12 2011

    Good Stuff Pam :)

  • Pauline, Belman/Dubai?Toronto

    Tue, Sep 27 2011

    Lovely article Pam. You have captured the truth. We parents consider our kids, whether 25, 50 or 75 years old, still to be our babies and when the cuddling, hugging, good bye kisses disappear, we find a void in our lives. So children set aside some quality time for your parents, they too need your love till their last breath and they can only wish you good luck and pray for your good health, safety and success.

  • jacob, manipal

    Tue, Sep 20 2011

    Dear Dr Pamela Jane Pinto indeed a touching one congratulations to you and you your parents.

  • fuhaid, mangalore - jeddah

    Mon, Sep 19 2011

    Dearest Pam..

    Well written...didnt know you were into writing too

  • Melvin, virajpet

    Sun, Sep 18 2011

    Inspiring!! keep it up

  • nawaf ahamad, vittal, mangalore

    Sun, Sep 18 2011

    a nice article.. keep writing.. may god bless u ..

  • Poem: Parents, Christine Pinto

    Sun, Sep 18 2011

    Hi puta,

    We were greatly touched by your poem for the parental love that you have expressed. We don’t have any words to convey more.

    God Bless you.

    Love mom & dad
    Mangalaore / Kuwait

  • jaya prakash crasta, kasaraod kumbla

    Sat, Sep 17 2011

    Dear Pamela,Very well written, very touching. Hope you will continue to write....Good luck and God bless you abundantly. Lots of love and best wishes, Prakash Qatar

  • Lance D' Costa, Mangalore / Abu Dhabi

    Fri, Sep 16 2011

    A nice poem Dr.Pamela....keep writing, all the best !!!

  • geoffrey, hathill

    Fri, Sep 16 2011

    Odes like this very nice, very touching to read
    But to practice, well that’s different indeed.
    If your parents don’t get your care, not your fault today
    For they asked for it by uncaring theirs yesterday.
    Harsh and bitter this may sound but that’s the reality
    What goes around comes around is the moral of the story

  • me.., ganguli/Dubai

    Fri, Sep 16 2011

    So true n touching. Ask the feelings of those who have lost both of them and be thankful to the Lord for they being alive and take good care of them as the quranic prayer taught by Almighty:
    "My Lord, have mercy on both of them (my parents), as they cared for me when I was a little child." (17:24)

  • ashenoy, mangloor

    Fri, Sep 16 2011

    Wonderful words indeed Dr.

    Parents worry
    Parents Cry
    Parents share
    Parents bear
    Parents love and care
    Parents ask no return
    Parents welfare is your turn.

  • Edwin d' souza. Kemmannu, Cairo.,

    Fri, Sep 16 2011

    Nice article,there are real feelings, keep it up Dr Pamela. God bless you.

  • Jacintha, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 16 2011

    wow, very touching , the reality in life .

  • Loleeta, M'galore/kuwait

    Fri, Sep 16 2011

    Dear Pamela,Very well written, very touching. Hope you will continue to write....Good luck and God bless you abundantly. Lots of love and best wishes, Aunty Lola.

  • Cress, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 16 2011

    Very nice, Heart touching poem....

  • Laila Pinto, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 16 2011

    Beautiful poem !

  • R.Bhandarkar., M'lore

    Fri, Sep 16 2011

    The Dear Dr has so exquisitely crafted this poem that it would be hard to believe that there are no 'self experience' behind it! Being at the twilight of my life span and having aged parents with me i have never rebelled but wonder whether I give them the time they now deserve. Touches upon sensitive issues the poem really does, giving an insight  of one who can really 'feel'.

  • sunil dsa, permannur, doha

    Fri, Sep 16 2011

    good one

  • Aurel Dsilva, Kallianpur,Dubai

    Fri, Sep 16 2011

    Very nice article,specially the last part,Keep up the good work ,Good Luck

  • Pearl, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 16 2011

    Beautifully written... Very touching...

  • Maria Furtado, Mangalore / Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 15 2011

    Congratulations! Well written and very touching.

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