His presence was like fire. Nothing would get past his shield without his approval. His lips were dry, yet never short of kisses. I smiled only for him. Today, I could not shield him. If I cry, it’ll hurt him more. So I’ve to be strong.

Dear dad, for your smile, I’ll abandon my tears.

Dedicated to a friend, who needs the strength; and for his dad, a prayer as he waits for some very important results.

Shared at Friday Flash 55, inspired by image given at Thursday Tales

Image from DeviantArt, ©Jfkpaint.

© Leo 17/06/2011

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

17 thoughts on “Dear…”

  1. To share something like this says a lot about you. I’ve been on the waiting end of news, it’s hard and you feel alone. Lovely job.

    @Rachel: Thank you… Yes, I’ve been there too. Its lonely for sure..!

  2. Leo….
    Very touching
    Dark seems to be the rule today.
    Loved your 55
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

    @Gman: Oh. I haven’t read many of the others yet. Glad you liked mine! Thanks and have a great weekend yourself! 🙂

  3. Might I just say this is my favourite 55er? It really is.

    My best wishes to your friend.

    @Antara: Thanks! 🙂 It is one of my favorites of mine too. Glad you liked, and thank you for the wishes!

  4. Well everyone will leave comment here.. but I… Leo, blessed to be your friend.. I know I have to be strong.. and I am..

    Someone is Special

    @SiS: Well, yes.. You are.. but I think you need to show it! 🙂 Glad to have written.

  5. A very short but very thoughtful lines from you Leo…
    May your friend gets a positive result soon about his Dad!
    Loved the line “Dad, for your smile, I’ll abandon my tears!”

    @Amity: Yep. I hope he gets it too.. Thanks for liking it.. 🙂

  6. A very sweet and heart-touching piece–Vinay. So appropriate for Father’s Day.


    @Gayle: Thanks very much 🙂 Glad you liked it. No worries about the typo. I got what you meant!

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