A bond continual

—Sunil Sharma
No longer
a mere physicality
but
become—
an essential part of
my being.
There,
Yet not there
like a game of shadow
and light
on a rainy day in
Mumbai.
Feeling your astral presence
on this Father’s Day—like every other day,
inside a remembering heart—for years together
now,
a lingering being
like the gnarled tree in the rural backyard.
The bond continues unabated
with a man who brought me home
and then, left for
a heavenly home—so suddenly!
i know you are there
up
some place
watching
like a guardian angel.
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About Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 22 published books: Seven collections of poetry; three of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA: http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html For more details, please visit the blog: http://www.drsunilsharma.blogspot.in/

6 thoughts on “A bond continual

  1. Rashmi Malapur

    What a lovely poem!!! Its such a great way to say to your father, ‘I miss you and love you’.

    I feel the same :
    “The bond continues unabated
    with a man who brought me home
    and then, left for
    a heavenly home—so suddenly!”

    Reply

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