‘Good Bye Daddy’

April 15, 2020

‘Good Bye Daddy’


Drop by drop the drug flows,
A ray of hope slowly grows,
Care of men, power of drugs,
Hope to add more of breaths.

Sitting near your hospital bed,
Watching your eyes, starting to slide,
A million thoughts in my mind,
Begging life to change from harsh to kind.

While you were fighting for another breath,
Our endless bargain failed against death.
Graphs turned flat, numbers came to halt,
as your life was rushing out fast.

Death was closer with mighty power,
Experts gathered helplessly near,
Loved ones stood around in fear,
Next moment body was present, Daddy you weren’t there.

River of tears poured out of our eyes,
Numbing every pleasure of senses,
Breaking the silence, peaked our cries,
Truth of life unfolds when a dear one dies.

Dry lands might get wet,
Dead seeds might start to sprout,
Even if land and sky meet,
A stopped heart will never again beat.

Years of life gone in a moment,
Leaving behind memories that torment,
Rain of sorrow drowns me in pain,
I never wish to be a human again.

A sparkling star dissolved in air,
Source of treasure, your words of wisdom,
Flowers of fragrance, your acts of kindness,
‘Good Bye Daddy’, from my soundless thoughts.

Flowers on the gravestone quickly dry up,
But the tears of sadness seem to never give up.
Daddy, while you enjoy a peaceful sunset,
We struggle each day, with a difficult sunrise.

Life, a quickly passing, temporary feeling.
Death, a tragic end to a life smiling.
My words of grief searching for relief,
Resting in the poem, started to weep.


A Flow of thoughts in memory of my dear father - By Ajai Rodrigues




Ajai Rodrigues
Ajai Rodrigues is a health care professional working in middle east who loves to speak, enjoys writing and likes to inspire minds.
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Comment on this article

  • Ann Pinto, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Beautiful & touching.

    May your Dad's soul rest in peace.

  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Very hard to say goodbye or to completely detach from loved ones specially parents!

    Handy heavenly consoling (SOS) prayer for the needy and their loved ones

    "If you have to face death or if a loved one has to face death then always turn to Me, your Jesus, to help. When you do I will lift you in spirit, wipe away your tears, banish all fear from your hearts when you recite this prayer."

    Crusade Prayer (142) Preparing for death
    My dearest Jesus, forgive me my sins. Cleanse my soul and prepare me to enter Your Kingdom.
    Grant me the Graces to prepare for my unification with You. Help me to overcome any fear.
    Grant me the courage to prepare my mind and my soul, so that I am fit to stand before You.
    I love You. I trust in You. I give You myself in body, mind and soul for eternity. Let Your Will be mine and release me from pain, doubts or confusion. Amen.

    Ref: http://crusadeprayergroup.org/crusade.html

  • Gilbert, Moodubelle

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Ajai really touching, very well written with all the amazing thought of connectivity

  • Jiya, Bangalore

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Lovely heart touching very emotional bonding between a father an a son

  • William Rodrigues, Milagres, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 15 2020

    Dear Ajai,
    As the words in your poem passed by I could visualise every moment of your Dad's suffering. He had a big heart to tolerate all the hardships but Almighty had a different way. He hugged His wish gracefully. Your heartfelt tribute to him speaks of volumes of your love for him. Am sure he is resting in paradise today.

  • ad, mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 15 2020

    A touching tribute from a loving son.

  • Neil Rodrigues, Mangalore/ Bangalore

    Wed, Apr 15 2020

    Very well written Ajai.

  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 15 2020

    Indeed a wonderful AU REVOIR to your daddy. Well composed poem... very touching indeed.

    May his soul rest in peace.

    I join several others in offering my sincere sympathies to you.

  • Clara Rodrigues, Mumbai/doha qatar

    Wed, Apr 15 2020

    Well composed poem.Daddy will read from heaven and will be happy and will send
    Blessings from above.

  • John B. Monteiro, Bondel Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 15 2020

    Very touching and well composed. Will make your proud of his creative son.

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