Salute You with Reverence, Oh Dad!

June 19, 2016
(Father's Day)


Salute You with Reverence, Oh Dad!

You are my world, my strength, oh my loving Dad!
You are by my side in times good as well as bad.
In your arms I feel the warmth and get confidence!
To face the world with courage and perseverance.

For your family’s wellbeing you toil relentlessly!
With care, you Provide for our needs selflessly.
Your presence makes us feel strong and comfortable!
You pour out your love and concern when we become vulnerable.

We are reminded of discipline by your serious presence!
We are reprimanded for our faults by your staring glance.
Your care and concern, creates a sense of reverence!
Your constant struggle teaches us perseverance!

You give us Courage and Faith as the Noblest gift!
When we stumble in life, you are there to lift.
You lead us by example, when there is a stumbling rift!
When life becomes a mess you teach us to prudently drift.

We cannot meet personally our God the creator!
That’s why he sent you Dad as our protector, Care taker.
You are with us and taking the role of the Almighty father!
Ingredients for a successful life, from you we gather.

We look up to you for your valuable guidance!
During tough times, from you we learn patience, endurance.
To build our self image you bear all our nuisance!
By working out on your own responsibly, you teach us Self-reliance.

We salute you with full of gratitude and love!
Keeping you always happy, is what we owe.
With happiness and reverence, our heads we bow!
We too are walking towards life’s dusk, agree to the nature’s law.



By Irine Rebello (D'Cunha), Kulshekar
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Comment on this article

  • Vincent Rodrigues., Frazer Town,Bangalore

    Mon, Jul 25 2016

    Superb poem indeed ventilating the true sentiments and respect to Dad.

  • Sr.MichelleBS, Bendur

    Tue, Jul 19 2016

    dear Irene
    heart touching words with great respect and reverence to one's dad.Good & beautiful poem

  • Robert Rodrigues, Vitla /kuwait

    Wed, Jun 29 2016

    very beautiful and heart touching poem mrs Irene,this is not only simply poem but reminding us our responsibility over our a father i love my children lot,but your poem reminds me there is still i have to do something,thank you mrs Irene again.

  • Maurice Menezes, Udupi/Dubai

    Mon, Jun 27 2016

    Well written poem.Similar poem for mother too on Mothers' day is appropriate as mothers also truly deserve such praise.

  • mukesh, mangalore

    Sun, Jun 26 2016

    Nice Poem dear Irine sister. by reading, i was remembered my daughter and my responsibilities as well. Thanks

  • J.F.D Souza, Attavar, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 26 2016

    Really a heart-touching about Dad. Beautiful written and the words expressed in the poem are appropriate and meaningful.Congrats Irene Rebello. Best of luck.

  • maria rony, kulshekar, mangalore

    Sat, Jun 25 2016

    beautiful poem, meaningful words touched my heart. congratulations Irene, we wish u to write many more

  • Arthur, Kemmannu

    Thu, Jun 23 2016

    Very nicely written. Really touching words. Wish you all the best

  • Gration D' Souza, Kulshekar / Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 22 2016

    Wonderful poem, very well written..heart touching..

  • Irine Rebello Mangalore, Kateel/Kulshekar Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 22 2016

    Dear Readers, freinds, family members and well wishers,
    Thank you very much for your encouraging comments. I am extremely happy to read each of the comments. THis is my first published poem in English. Your encouraging words motivate me to write more. Please read my special (main) article on "Father's Day" published in Konkanni monthly "Dirvem". Thank you all and may God bless you abundantly.
    Irine Rebello (Dcunha)

  • geetha, udupi

    Tue, Jun 21 2016

    i remember my father when i read this poem....very nice .....thank u for remember such person.

  • sudhi, byndoor

    Tue, Jun 21 2016

    A meaningful poem. I had to refer the dictionary to understand some of the words bcoz of which my knowledge increased. Hope my daughter will have the same opinion when she grows up and I will try my best to be a good father for her which my father couldn't. It is a reality that today's fathers are better than yesterdays fathers.

  • Irene Sequeira , Derebail/ NY

    Tue, Jun 21 2016

    Beautiful poem which reminded of our father too. Really true.

  • peter, Brahmavar

    Tue, Jun 21 2016

    Even St. Joesph is least bothered and honored in church where he accepted God's angels message and taken care of mother Mary and Jesus in his old age. Every poets, writers focus on mothers to get more sensations and sympathies. But as for me those who loves and honor their father wholeheartedly then really they are loving their mother. It is also true daughters loves fathers more than sons.

  • Pius Dcruz, Belman

    Mon, Jun 20 2016

    Very well written.

  • CGS, Mangllur

    Mon, Jun 20 2016

    Congrats Irene Rebello D'Cunha! Keep it up.

  • Shanthi Edward D'Almeida, Mulky/Dubai

    Mon, Jun 20 2016

    Very beautiful and hearty words, i salute my great sister and also i thanks Almighty Lord for all great gifts you are having. God bless you and your fly

  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 20 2016

    The father of five children had won a toy at a raffle.
    He called his kids together to ask which one should have the present.
    Then he posed some questions...
    1. Who is the most obedient?he asked and
    2.Who never talks back to mother and
    3.Who does everything mother says?
    Five little voices replied in unison.
    "Okay daddy! You get the toy"!
    (Received but reproduced here to highlight what many 'Dad's 'have to go through...which even small kid's notice)

  • Disha Rita, Cascia

    Mon, Jun 20 2016

    Its is simply superb and made all fathers proud... Thanks a lot My sweet ever friend Irene. We always read about mother's great values,,,But You spoke about Dad, Papa, Baab,,, You made me feel that I am still in Papa's arm and care,,,but my kids missed lot things. I shed my tears by reading it,,, Dad You are simply great,,,Miss you dad. Love you Irene.


    Mon, Jun 20 2016

    Beautiful poem What a gratitude shown by Daughter for her Dad May God bless her and many more such daughters and Sons may be in this world.

  • Sr.premlatha., Badyar/basarikatte.

    Mon, Jun 20 2016

    Hi Irene,good poem.

  • Robert Cutinha, BANAGLORE

    Mon, Jun 20 2016

    Hi Irine...Good one...Hope you sang this song for Anil.... Nice one.

  • Anita Menezes, Mangalore/ USA

    Mon, Jun 20 2016

    Well penned poem Irene, my multi talented classmate and friend. Beautiful tribute to a wonderful dad from an equally wonderful daughter. Dad is a pride and inspiration in any family. His contributions and sacrifices are worth emulating.

  • ad, mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 20 2016

    in todays world very few recognize and give gratitude to their fathers in what they do to their families selflessly.
    my father was a great man toiled all day and made our day always. thank you dad. you had always blessed me on earth and are blessing me even today from heaven.

  • paul andrade, kadri, mangalore

    Sun, Jun 19 2016

    A well conceived poem with deep insight of fatherhood stirred my mind and rekindled memories of my childhood as also my fatherhood. Glad you are penning in English too. Wish you all the best.

  • Crasta T., Kadri / Dubai

    Sun, Jun 19 2016

    True, nice and beautiful poem. Most of the dads do their level best for their family. But very few children analyse and remember the dads hard-works and selfless contribution. When he become old and helpless, he will not ask anything with children. instead, he will go to a closed room and cry. He will come out from the room with a broad smile. This is true dad.

  • Edward R. Monteiro, Kulshekar, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 19 2016

    Today is my father's birthday, who had died 26 years ago on 3rd Sep. 1990 at the age of 77. Dad, if what I am today, it was your hard work and your struggle in your life. You gave us education to all of us, taught us human values, to your 13 children, even though you had less education, but you understood what education is all about. I cherish your memory, your straight forward talks and your dealings with others. You are in heaven today and intercede for all of us.

  • Edward R. Monteiro, Kulshekar, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 19 2016

    Irine, well written words by you. The value of ones father is felt when he is not there and when we become father. But in today's world, how many of his children honour his words when the money and property matter comes, leave asides taking care of him when ones father was alive. Your words are inspiring Irine. May god bless you.


    Sun, Jun 19 2016

    Nice Poem. Beautiful words touched my heart. God bless you Dear Irine
    Rebello always and in Abundance.
    Too good.

  • Peter Lewis, Kalmady/k s a

    Sun, Jun 19 2016

    Beautiful, Nicely written.

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