Dear Daughter

June 11, 2020

Dear Daughter

I know your exams are near,
Look my dear, never get anxious in fear
Peak your effort, face it with a winning heart
Even if you fail, continue to sail
On the path to success a fall is just a tiny nail

At times the life challenges can make you confused
Deter not from your path, stay hyper focused
Academic grade, doesn't mean you are fully assessed
Limitations of school scores shouldn't keep you discouraged
Exams of known knowledge miss to see your genius baggage

Failure isn't final but never consider it as an option,
Failure, a step forward in the winning direction
Men of success aren't created by examination
Winners always come from self-determination
Dear, you are the owner of an amazing mind of innovation

I'm none to show you the path to transformation
Make the world as your school of information
Men of service to fellow men are created by education
For a giant leap, learning is a preparation
Grow with the evergreen skills of creativity, compassion and adaptation

Develop an unsatisfactory hunger for knowledge
Be kind but stay with courage
You are unique, never settle for average
Grow on this earth as a human of worth in every stage
Wrapped up in warmth this is your father's message

You are the golden star, the rising Sun
Now it's the time for your colourful rays to run
I'm the departing moon
Eagerly watching your brightness bloom.


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

  • Vivian Fernandes, Angelore/ muscat

    Sat, Jun 13 2020

    Wow, ajai brother. Really a very meaningful message to present generation and all those who have faced hardship in life's. Also it gives clear understanding that only studies doesn't make any person successful in life but ones own determination and dedication lead them to succeed in life. It's truly a eye opener and motivational poem to all age groups. Keep delivering great compositions in future too. Congratulations and wish you all the best.

  • Vijay, Chikmagalore

    Fri, Jun 12 2020

    Excellent poem Ajai!

  • Udaya Kumar, Mangalore/Dubai

    Fri, Jun 12 2020

    Dear Mr.Ajai , Great, a very meaningful and inspiring poem. Thanks.

  • Clara Rodrigues, Mumbai/dohaqatar

    Fri, Jun 12 2020

    A well written poem by my dear husband. I must say he indeed is a great dad to his both daughters. He is a backbone not only to his daughters but for all of us.

  • Ajai Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 12 2020

    Many Thanks to all for sharing your opinion and words of appreciation

  • Sundara Karkala, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Fri, Jun 12 2020


  • Gration D souza, Kulshekar/Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 12 2020

    Meaningful poem

    " men of success are not created by examination"

  • Nurudeen Ajanah, Abuja / Nigeria

    Thu, Jun 11 2020

    Wow, as a father of daughters I will just say this , I am proud to be a man first, again a father of two daughters said that earlier, needed to repeat , I am proud of the father that put this out, am short of words , he has captured what ever I would have want to say to my lovely daughters, in simple English my girls I love you and always know daddy is ur backbone, thank you, for the write also I say thank for reminding us father’s of girls that we have an adorable girls

  • John B. Monteiro, Bondel Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 11 2020

    I whole-heartedly endorse the above comments.

  • Ajai Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 11 2020

    Many Thanks for your mindfelt appreciation Ms Shanthi.

  • Shanthi Quadras, Dubai

    Thu, Jun 11 2020

    Timely and very meaningful poem...children need such a constant motivation from their Parents, and society. Well written advanced thoughts..Thank you for Ajay for such a wonderful message7754.

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