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Daddy is no more.

18th feb 1999.

It was a busy working day for me, I had my usual day at the factory, there was no reason I should be more tired than usual. This was not the usual tiredness of the body, it was tiredness of a different kind, a gloomy kind of tiredness where you want to pull up the blankets and go to sleep for 20 hours, its the kind of tiredness you feel before the onset of a severe sickness. Your body is fighting the sickness before you even know about it or is preparing you for a calamity? 

I tell my companion, Iam tired, very tired and I would like to retire, we both retire early, much earlier than our usual time, maybe I had passed on the tiredness to my pregnant companion? The phone starts ringing maybe around 1.30 am. I hear the voice of my brother in law “Daddy is no more”. The mind cannot believe it, how can it be possible, but the body knew about it, before hand. 

I am feeling the same kind of tiredness today, the kind I felt that day. It a scary feeling, I start counting the people I love in this world who are still alive, including myself. 

Dear Princess

Dear Princess When you were small, you hugged me and i felt, life was worth living.
Your little hands touched my soul and healed me. You were daddy’s
little girl and I know daddy was your world too.
I made sure that you were always treated like a princess, I sheltered
you to the best of my ability. I quit smoking for you, so I could live
longer to be with you, I even changed jobs to be closer to you. Every
wish of yours was a mission for me.

Suddenly you grew up and said you have found a guy you love. You tell
me he is just like me. I am happy that you found love, and want to
settle down, so here I am blessing you a life of a princess! Forever! Love

Dad