Papa, You are My Hero

June 21, 2020
(Father's Day)


Papa, you are my Hero
(dedicated to my dad Godwin Lobo)

Dear Papa,

To write about you is the most difficult task for me.
Not because there is nothing
But because I know that these few lines will not express who you are to me.

The moment you detected my presence in Mama's womb
You were enthralled!
You took care of me even before I faced the world
Even to this day you have never failed to care.

You held my little hands everywhere and taught me my first words
You held me tight and protected me from all evil eyes.

In my growing years, you were not just a Dad
You were a friend, a guide and gentle philosopher.

You corrected me without nagging me.
You patted my back when I excelled
You smiled and cheered me up even when I failed.

You encouraged my talents and supported me to pursue my passions
My dreams became yours
My worries became yours

You spoke less but your life became an example for me.
You showed me what it meant to be sincere towards work.
You taught me how important it was to talk in front of people
And not behind their backs.

No matter how gloomy my life turned at times,
You always helped me restart my life.
Without any expectations

When I cried in times of despair
You hid your tears in your eyes,
But your swollen red nose told me that you had cried.

When the world pointed fingers at me,
You held my hands tight

Papa, no matter how old I am
I always find comfort on your lap
And happiness in your words

You have done a lot of things for me
But the greatest gift you have given me is the gift of a happy family.

You loved and respected Mom which taught me what family was.
You struggled hard and taught me what self-reliance was.
Your life speaks of simplicity.

You never failed to appreciate my talents.
Even today no matter how little I achieve,
You always swell with pride and make me believe
That I am capable of winning whatever I seek

The best gift God has given me is you.
Papa, when the world celebrates Father's Day in many ways
I wish to celebrate this day with my words as a gratitude to you.
Your selfless love and care has never failed to impress me.

If I am something today, it is all because of you.
Your loving daughter just wishes to say:

You are my inspiration Papa,
You are indeed my hero!



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Comment on this article

  • Pooja Nitin, Bengaluru

    Tue, Jul 21 2020

    Beautiful ❤️

  • Apoorva, Bangalore

    Wed, Jun 24 2020

    Such a wonderful note to happy and proud he would have felt reading this.....🥰😍

  • Veena, Dubai

    Mon, Jun 22 2020

    Well written Sonal!! & It's really true!!
    Keep writing.. & God bless

  • Chris, UAE

    Mon, Jun 22 2020

    Nice one 👍 loved reading it☺️

  • kenneth, Bengaluru

    Mon, Jun 22 2020

    Beyond words. Loved it. Being a dad myself I feel elated when my kids scribble a drawing for me or just pen a word. You have penned a chain of words which are so beautiful. You dad is truly blessed and so are you.

  • Srividhya, Bangalore

    Mon, Jun 22 2020

    Very nice writeup maa'm 😍 Beautifully described the bond of a father and daughter.

  • Ashwini, Bangalore

    Mon, Jun 22 2020

    Beautifully written sonal! I must say your blessed to have a dad like him.

  • Sushma, Puttur/California

    Mon, Jun 22 2020

    Beautiful write up Sonal .

  • Zeena Coelho, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 22 2020

    Sonal...very thoughtfull...your dad is lucky to have you

  • Geeta, Bangalore

    Mon, Jun 22 2020

    Lovely thoughts of a doting daughter to a loving father.Stay blessed and loved Sonal.You are sure making him proud❤

  • Smitha, Bangalore

    Sun, Jun 21 2020

    Beautiful Son😍 simple words everyone can relate to but heart touching!!

  • Asha, Hosabettu

    Sun, Jun 21 2020

    Good write up, beautiful lines for dear Papa,❤️

  • Mohan Prabhu,, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Sun, Jun 21 2020

    A beautiful tribute to father which generally comes from daughters, not sons - most often the latter are in mother's camp. With few exceptions, of course.

  • Janet dsouza, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 21 2020

    Very nice to read sonu. Well done. God bless u .

  • Lianna Rodrigues, Puttur

    Sun, Jun 21 2020


  • Lianna Rodrigues, Puttur

    Sun, Jun 21 2020

    Superb Sisi❤️Indeed father is a hero❤️

  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jun 21 2020

    Only a Girl can write like this about her father...
    Most Boys are Momma's Boys.... and I admit I am one. Also admit hardly spoke to Dad and was in awe of him. Anything needed was through Mom never direct.

  • Stephen P. D'Souza, Mangalore / Melbourne

    Sun, Jun 21 2020

    Beautiful poem to your beloved dad Sonal. We celebrate ‘Father’s Day’ on the first Sunday of September here and we are I guess, ‘part of the world.’ :)

  • Roxanne, UAE

    Sun, Jun 21 2020

    Sonal. Lucky is your dad to have a daughter like you. Very few people take time to appreciate their parents and u have chosen to do it through your talent which is indeed commendable. I dont know your father but I am sure Mr. Godwin Lobo is a Gentleman, because it reflects in your words. May your family be blessed.

  • Romerick, Goa

    Sun, Jun 21 2020

    Very Good write up Sonal. Quite heartwarming

  • Haston Lobo, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 21 2020

    Beautifully written Sonal. You put into words beautifully wat I struggle to convey.

  • Yvonne Natasha, Bangalore

    Sun, Jun 21 2020

    Beautiful to read such a lovely message. It made me imagine about my father too as I read through the wordings.

  • Santhosh, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 21 2020

    Very nice 👌

  • Sultana, Bangalore

    Sun, Jun 21 2020

    So real and I feel like someone who has brought my feelings and expressed it in words.. Very good one

  • Vidhya, Bangalore

    Sun, Jun 21 2020

    Very beautiful poem, Sonu!! Your writings always have a spark! ❤️

  • Amruta, Bangalore

    Sun, Jun 21 2020

    Beautiful !♥️

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