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Theme: Emancipation


My father always said:

I held your hand
and taught you to walk;
One day
when you’ll become a father
you too will do the same

But remember always
to simply emulate
not to replicate,
for my guidance
is merely a path
not the destination

With the
changing times
paths also change
and if you discover
a different and progressive path
to reach the destination
simply discard mine

Impose not on your children
your footprints, rules and criterion
simply lend them
a helping hand
that’s full of true love and motivation
so that they experience Freedom
to walk on a path
that will lead them
to the destination

Parenting is nothing
but a path
which changes
generation after generation
but never the destination.
The destination
always is emancipation
of the Self.

Illustration by Niloufer Wadia


More By  :  Rajender Krishan

Views: 1463     Comments: 11

Comments on this Poem

Comment The last lines beautifully summarizes the whole ethos of parenting

04-Aug-2013 09:49 AM

Comment "If you want to experience God, become a parent. That is closest you will ever get to shaping someone else' destiny who puts complete and unconditional trust in you."

28-Jul-2013 17:42 PM

Comment beautiful poem sir ...

Reema Jaiswal
28-Jul-2013 10:22 AM

Comment Superb poem ! Very heart touching ! Thank you,Sir.

Nathmal Sharma
28-Jul-2013 07:51 AM

Comment A marvellous creation, Raj Ji, particularly liked 3rd stanza -
"With the changing times....discard mine"

28-Jul-2013 04:10 AM

Comment Well said!

Pavalamani Pragasam
28-Jul-2013 00:12 AM

Comment One of the best poems bhayi. Congrats.

VK Joshi
27-Jul-2013 23:22 PM

Comment Astounding poem with profound love , respect and wisdom to emulate critical thinking, independence to be able without fear to reach his own destination.. Your actions as an excellent father will be an inspiration.
Bravo Raj. A true gem.

27-Jul-2013 17:01 PM

Comment Wisdom reflects well in this poem! Nice one to read!

27-Jul-2013 15:02 PM

Comment Fit to be read by every parent at all times, for putting in practice.

seshu chamarty
27-Jul-2013 12:31 PM

Comment So very motivating Raj jee.

27-Jul-2013 11:55 AM

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