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I love you…. dad :-)

A picture does speak a thousand words.

I came into this world like an empty page

You filled it with the colors of love and care

When I held your finger with my tiny hand

I knew you would always be there

You watered this barren land with love

And made it a garden full of flowers

When the going was tough and

Tears found no place to hide

You wiped them off and gave me a hug, tight

You took my pains upon yourself

And kept the agony away

And when the devil cast his shadow on me

You always came in the way

It’s you from whom I learnt the language of love

It’s you from whom I learnt how to smile

Even when the going became tough

No matter how old I grow, how far I am from you

Will always remain your little son, till the sky remains blue

Thank you dad, for everything that you have done

For your undiluted love that you shared with us

Tolerated my teenage tantrums and all my fuss

If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be the man I am today

I love you dad, I know I don’t say it enough

But I hope, I can make up today

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Tavish is the administrator and founder of Sensible Bakwas. He is a software engineer by profession and a writer by passion. In case you want to get in touch with him, he is an email away at Hope you enjoy your time here. Do leave your feedback in the comment section here.

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60 Responses to "I love you…. dad :-)"

  1. Neha says:

    nice one Tavish..very well expressed and the pic is cool too..good luck 🙂

  2. Pins N Ashes says:

    Dads are the best…

    a fav song goes like this:

    Your five year old face is a dirty disgrace
    You scatter your toys and you make too much noise
    You know, little lad, you can be pretty bad
    You wake me at dawn when I want to sleep on
    But You love me Daddy 🙂

    (Jim Reeves)

  3. Shilpa says:

    Emotions … very beautifully expressed.. 🙂

  4. Hitesh Rawat says:

    it's great how easily you say this……even after being a guy…… that's a talent..which not many has…………

    i can see a proud father smiling…………


  5. Guria says:

    Wonderful Tavish… and even more with the picture! 🙂

  6. RSV says:


  7. Shilpa Garg says:

    This is so beautiful, Tavish!! This wonderful tribute will surely make your Dad and Mom too, very very proud of you!!
    Cheers 🙂

  8. Deepak says:

    The last line was a killer…Superb!

  9. Varun says:

    As a kabab-mein-haddi, I would like to say that the sky is not blue (and you know that), but as a guy who hates poems, I would say – "AWESOME! What a poem!" Man, you took just 1 hour – I would have taken atleast 1 year to come up with such beautiful wordings!

  10. Varun says:

    And yes, one of my favorite songs happens to be "Cats in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin – Do download it if you can ( and listen – it's as touchy as your poem, and it also talks about a father-son relationship…

  11. stargazerpuj says:

    Beautiful. Has your dad read this?

  12. Lazy Pineapple says:

    I could identify with your poem so much…
    really sweet and touching poem for DAD 🙂

  13. The Fool says:

    Well written poem. Parents definitely deserve this and more.

  14. ANWESA says:

    beautiful !

  15. nivedithasperceptions says:

    Wow! Very well written!
    And is that picture of you and your dad?

  16. pushpee says:

    I am sure must be sp proud of u…such a sweet gesture – poem for a dad!!

  17. Pooja Menon says:

    Nice! I liked it. Most of us always praise our moms and forget to acknowledge our dads.. I loved that u chose to write a poem for your dad. All the best for BPL 🙂

  18. pal says:

    Awww….so sweet!! What a lovely present to the person you love most 🙂

  19. Nethra says:

    I was always daddy's girl. I liked the poem very much.It was nice


  20. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Thanks Neha. Good luck to you too. 🙂

  21. Tavish Chadha( says:

    aaah thats one my dad's favs too! 🙂

  22. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Thanka allot Shilpa 🙂

  23. Yemiledu says:

    Written in an hour?
    Awesome as Varuns says 🙂
    I am sure your dad loved it as much as I did 🙂
    And the picture is very cute 🙂

  24. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Whats being a guy got to with it? o_O
    Anywya thanks alot Mr team mate… good luck to you(and me) 😉

  25. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Thanks allot Guria. 🙂

  26. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Thanks Mr team mate 2… yup he did like it allot… gave me a nice tight hug after that 🙂

  27. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Shilpa Garg
    Thanks Team-mate 3… they def did like it allot… thanks alot!

  28. Tavish Chadha( says:

    yeah i liked that too… and so did dad 🙂

  29. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Was expecting someone to point that out hehehe
    anyways thans man… and I will listen to that song very soon… thanks for letting me know 🙂

  30. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Thanks allot team-mate 4. Yup he did read it. Showed it the day I penned it down… he really really liked it 🙂

  31. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Thanks team-mate 5. Yup dad's are special and yes am sure amny can identofy with this allot… thanks allot buddy 🙂

  32. Tavish Chadha( says:

    The Fool
    Yup. parents definitely deserve much more than this… they deserve all the happiness god can possibly give someone… 🙂

  33. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Hey thanks! And a very warm welcome to Sensible Bakwas. 🙂

  34. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Thank you so much! yes that is a picture of dad and me 🙂

  35. Tavish Chadha( says:

    It def made my dad's day. he loved it… 🙂

  36. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Pooja Menon
    Thats true. After all they are the stricter parent na. But they def do need to be acknoladged for all they have sacrificed for us… thanks for the comments and good luck to you too 🙂

  37. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Thanks allot buddy 🙂

  38. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Thanks allot buddy. Am glad u liked it 🙂

  39. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Well, he loved it more than anybody can! hehe
    anyways thank you so much buddy… am glad u liked it 🙂

  40. megzone says:

    aawwwwww………..soooooo sweeeeetttttt…. kitna heart-felt tha wo..
    and that pic… awwwwwwwwww

  41. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Thanks allot boss…. 🙂

  42. Rumya says:

    Its quite common to see essays and poems on 'mother and child' love. So this is an uncommon one showing love between father and son. Simple words expressing a lot.

  43. Mahesh Kalaal says:

    enthralling and enthralling though i couldn't connect to it…
    Great work.
    I love simple presentations with huge impact

  44. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Thanks for the appreciations Rumya. Gyad u liked it. Welcome to Sensible Bakwas. 🙂

  45. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Thanks Mahesh. AM very glad u liked it. 🙂

  46. BK Chowla, says:

    Great writing.
    You must be a very good son to your parents.

  47. Smitha says:

    That was so touching! Made me want to call my dad up and tell him how much I love him – we don't do that often enough, do we?

    Dads are the best!

    That picture does indeed talk more than words 🙂 He must be so proud of you 🙂

  48. Tavish Chadha( says:

    BK Chowla
    Well, I hope so. 🙂
    Thanks allot for the comments sir. 🙂

  49. Tavish Chadha( says:

    awww am so glad it had that effect. So did you call him?

    Dad's are the best and seldom are they given their due… yes, dad was very happy indeed when he read the poem. 🙂

  50. Arif says:

    This is superb Tavish! Very engaging and emotionally connecting. Kudos to all the Dads!

  51. evanescentthoughts says:

    That was so sweet of you to dedicate a poem to your dad 🙂 What better gift can your dad get?!
    And that pic is so cute 🙂 You really look so cute in that !!

  52. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Thanks buddy. I am glad u liked it 🙂

  53. Tavish Chadha( says:

    He was very touched after reading the poem…

    and thanks for compliment on the pic 🙂

  54. - The Virgin Author! says:

    Liked it, Tavish! 🙂

  55. Indli says:

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  56. Tavish Chadha( says:

    thanks buddy… glad u liked it… 🙂

  57. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Thanks allot! Will check out your site.

  58. Gyanban says:

    Good Tavish..this is nice.

  59. Tavish Chadha( says:

    Thanks GB!

  60. Thanks allot for your appreciation. Well, this was written in a flow. I am not sure if ill be able to expand it, but will definitely try.


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