Dear Dad: A Poem by Vasudha Pansare

You are the one,
Who understood me,
Motivated me,
Stood by me through thick and thin,
You are the one
Who helped me to
Choose my career,
And build my life
Brick by brick.
You are the one
Who gave me moral support
At every exam, at every interview.
You are the one
Who clapped when I received
Accolades and awards,
Enabled me to smile through tears.
You were the one, I always trusted,
Now that you are no more,
There is a void which can’t be filled,
You are gone, only memories remain.