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YOU NEVER SAID...

You never said:
But I know-
You were glad enough to see my smiling face.


You never said:
But I know-
You were deeply distressed to see me in tears.


You never said:
But I know-
You were angry when a playmate hit me.


You never said:
But I know-
You were proud of me when I won a prize.


You never said:
But I know-
You consider me as one of the greatest gifts of your life.


I never said:
But you know it well-
Dad, I love you more than life.

Comments

Page Eight said…
I read it with a mom's perspective :)
ANWESA said…
There's still time for my Papa's birthday.But nevertheless posted it.Hope my readers will like this.
ANWESA said…
@page eight,
well,thanx 4 reading this soon..
Page Eight said…
I guess I was a little too quick in commenting :P
but a nice poem nevertheless :)
ANWESA said…
@page eight,
thanx again..
ABHISHEK SiM said…
Lovely...

Just raises a curious question in my mind - "are all dads the same - the affectionate silent overseeing power?". Even before you answer I know it is a no. But most dads would line up in this category.

Lovely dedication.
Rajesh said…
I never will say..

But U will know
that I enjoyed ur poem :) :)
Art and Poetry said…
This is a really nice poem!!
I think most dads are like this
Suresh Kumar said…
Nice Poem.

Let this song always be there in your heart for your dad.
Phoenix said…
awww beautiful

you too? me too!! im a total daddy's girl!
Hemanth Potluri said…
beautiful anwe thats some dedication to u dad :)....happy birthday in advance :)..

urs..hemu..
Anonymous said…
i never said
a lot of things
that i wanted to say

you are indeed
my greatest gift
the one who makes my day

i love you dear
your little smile
just brightens my whole day

i never said
but now i know
my eyes spoke for my heart this way.

hey anwesa, perhaps this could be your dad's reply to you!! wish him a happy birthday, whenever it may be! he is lucky to have such a sweet loving talented daughter... and u r lucky to have a dad like that too!! :)

take care!
Ria said…
wow!beautiful poem there. :) Very well written.
peter said…
bahut dino baad apkey blog pe family wale poem k darshan hue :P

gud one ..i think u have written so many poem about all ur family members isnt it ??...
thats so sweet !!
yamini meduri said…
The best post that i ever read dedicated to a Dad....Perfect dear....!!!

Great one Anwesa...!!!!

Loved it....!!!

your papa would be happy if he reads this one.....for not being so special...for having a best daughter...!!!!

Perfect dear...!!!
Chriz said…
lovely... dad.. is the greatest of all creations...so true.. he never says... but we know
sawan said…
choooo shweeet :) beautiful dedication. m sure ur dad wud be quite proud of you. njoi ur days.
sawan said…
and happy birthday to ur papa :P
CяystąL said…
Papa's are like the best people in the world..
how strange na tht most dads and mommies have their birthdays in Jan?..(mines do)..
the love for your dad was reflected in this :)..
Good attempt!
alok said…
Nice post! I know, there are very few people in our life who says everything to us using without or few words that how they feel gifted & loved, and proud for us. And without any doubts the two of them (Mom & Dad) always top the list :)
Mampi said…
Beautiful, thanks...
ANWESA said…
@abhishek sim,
thanx!!n i luvd ur comment.
ANWESA said…
@rajesh,
:) thanx!!lyk ur poetic responses..
ANWESA said…
@art n poetry,
thanx..hope so..
ANWESA said…
@suresh kumar,
thanx..n i wish its etched on my system 4evr..
ANWESA said…
@phoenix,
yes dear..:)
ANWESA said…
@hemanth,
thanx a lot..
ANWESA said…
@leo,
thanx a lot 4 ur beautiful reply. hope u'll rite dese lines 4 ur child too :) n yes,keep blogging. :):)
ANWESA said…
@peter,
yeah..at d end,i cud rite sumthing abt my dad.well,grandparents,
uncles,aunties,cusins-all r left.
so a lot more is to happen.n yes,thanx 4 reading..
ANWESA said…
@yamini,
thanx 4 a perfect reply dear..hope i'll b able 2 bcom d best daughter in d world..:)
ANWESA said…
@chriz,
thanx...keep blogging..
ANWESA said…
@sawan,
thanx..i'll wish my dad on ur behalf..keep smiling..
ANWESA said…
@crystal,
umm..b'dez in jan..dunno y..but its nice anyway..thanx 4 reading dear..
ANWESA said…
@alok,
how true!!thanx 4 reading..
ANWESA said…
@mampi,
thanx 4 reading..but y did u thank me?
mayz said…
shooooo shweeettt!!!!
oo7 said…
good girl...you'll make ur father proud.

tc
Harshita said…
Wow! Wish I cud tell my dad all that... I am not too expressive when it comes to the people I love...

I loved all these lines :)
ANWESA said…
@oo7,
i hope i can..thanx 4 reading..
ANWESA said…
@harshita,
well,ur latest post is d testimony of ur power of expression.i wud luv 2 read u more n yes,thanx 4 reading!!!
ahhh that was the touhing lines on father.. bless you

cheers aparna
ANWESA said…
@aparna ravi kumar,
thanx..
iforgotthat said…
isnt it wonderful, from the very first day of our lives we have 2 people to call completely our own... loved ur poem..
RiverSoul said…
Beautiful poem.
:)
Best wishes and happy birthday to your dad
:)
ANWESA said…
@iforgotthat,
it was such a sweet thot..indeed we r blessed on birth itself.but this makes me ponder,wat abt dose who have lost that pleasure of being taken care of,being loved unconditionally?i feel sorry 4 dem.
ANWESA said…
@riversoul,
thanx...
ANWESA said…
@joiedevivre,
thanx...
How do we know said…
wonderful! perfect dad-daughter thingie! :-)
Femin Susan said…
Wow, you have a great poetic heart! Keep it coming! Good job!
ANWESA said…
@how do we know,
thanx!!
ANWESA said…
@femin susan,
thanx!!!
Anonymous said…
Sorry for being so late! Happy Birthday Uncle...
Anwesa, it was indeed very very touching! Way to go Gal..:)
Anwesa said…
@mithe,
urn't late..its on 15th.thanx!!
Vani said…
wow very cute poem! such a touching dedication for ur dad. I loved it. I'm daddy's gal too. :)
Vani said…
Also - My heartiest B'day wishes to ur papa :)
Anwesa said…
@vani,
thanx..glad 2 read ur comments!!

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