Papa Dear!

"Arushi Ahuja"
My first dance, My first kiss, My first bear hug!!
My first rose, My first valentine, My very first Love!!
Papa Dear! You hear me loud,
I have swung on those strong arms,
I played with your bushy moustache
of which you were so proud!!
I ruffled your best set hair
just before you went to work,
I knotted your tie queerly but
you happily took it along!!
I stole your pen and you searched around
for hours in your room,
not ever doubting your little one,
for she was your sweet bloom!!
And I grew up smart and quietly,
I din't think it through-
But you scared those awful boys away
keeping me safe and true...
I still don't know how to invest
the wages that I earn,
I still return to you 
for emergency funds...
You still trust me with your credit card,
even though I made a few loots,
This poem is also part of Sunday Poetry Pantry at Poets United !
You buy me ugly dresses 'coz they
travel to my boots...
Oh! Papa Dear! I miss those days
when I could clamber up your feet,
and fly like a little bird 
and sing to any beat!!
I miss the pink rag doll 
you got me for my birthday,
I called her Fatto for she was fat
and loved chocolate icecream!!
Oh! Papa Papa listen to me,
I am still your little princess!
So what if I am married now
and flying to fancy places!?

24 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful and sweet tribute, Arushi! Nice that you and your father were so close. I guess a lot of daughters are their dads' princesses.

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    1. thanx for stopping by Gabriella!! :)

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  2. I really enjoyed this poem & the memories that you shared. Loved the details about the credit card, the pink rag doll, etc. I am sure your papa has these kinds of wonderful memories too. I hope you stay his 'little princess' for a long time to come.

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  3. smiles...you will always be his little princess...
    the image of the way you did his tie...and him still leaving
    happily with it that way, gave me a big smile.

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    1. thank u brian!!! i still remember those days my father went out with a tie tied like a shoe lace! haha...

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  4. So sweet and loving, what a beautiful relationship with your dad :)

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  5. Hey Arush, sounds like you have a good relationship with your daddy. I wish I was you though but as a boy. Dads are very much needed in a person's life. Truth.

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    1. thank u james.. i cherish every memory!!

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  6. Ha. Girls and their fathers have special relationships. They can be a bit proprietary on both sides. Comment working for me now-- from iPhone. K.

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    1. thank u manic... i rechecked my settings!! :)

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  7. So nice to still be daddy's princess. Loved this!

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    1. thank u sherry as always for stopping by!! :)

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  8. what a wonderful relationship - love shows in each line - K

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  9. You will always be his princess and this is a lovely tribute to that reality,

    Elizabeth

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  10. The relationship you have to your Dad is gold, my friend. Keep growing beautifully the bond you have for him & stay a good, lovingly princess to him. Happy Father's day to your one dear daddy, Arushi. Smiles.

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  11. I think you make Papa proud!
    ZQ

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  12. Very sweet... a lovely write. :-)
    -HA

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  13. oh you should see me smile... there's so much love and trust in this... and of course you will always be his little princess..smiles

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  14. this is very cute and sweet Arushi....each word expresses love....a beautiful write :)

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So much time I spent writing this... Leave me here the words on your lips!!