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Monday, December 16, 2013

And they let the tear fall...




Fatigued with joy, 
Amidst balloons and cries,
He lulled me into sleep.
Holding his first born,
They saw my father weep.

Fallen leaves of the autumn,
Rattle with him in his grief.
Heartbroken, crushed,
They witness his sorrows,
They comfort him as my lover weep.

Better adieu and a better time,
His joy was sublime,
Still he felt a pain very deep.
Giving away his daughter,
Many saw my father weep.

Let it fall, let emotions breathe.
Oh yes, it's true!
Men Do Weep.

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96 comments:

  1. Lovely... Tears can never leave anyone alone - Not even if he's a man!

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  2. its a stereotype that is silly yet deep routed... I like the way you have handled it :)

    http://crispingcanary.blogspot.in/2013/11/to-turkey-with-so-much-love.html

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  3. Lovely! You beautifully expressed the feelings of the gender which fails to do it effectively more often than not :)

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    1. That's a beautiful comment. Thank you :)

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  4. Simply beautiful ! Oh yes men do weep even though only rarely. But when they do it sometimes is like a dam bursting bringing out the depth and intensity of their love ! Others weep silently with just a tear or two escaping through their eyes.

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    1. I agree with opening of floodgates part. Have seen many men in that phase. Last line of your comment is beautiful. Thanks for reading, Sir.

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  5. yes truly said Saru :) A good one :)

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  6. How beautiful Saru. I actually teared up reading it as it reminded me of my father .. Lovely !

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    1. Many concur with that emotion. Thanks for gracing the blog.

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  7. A Powerful Emotion Captured In Your Powerful 'Words'!
    Well Done, Saru! :)

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  8. A very nice one Saru. It is myth that men cannot shed tears. Since it is heavily thrust them them , they refuse to cry even if they want to. Your poem breaks the stereotype.

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    1. You said it right, it's forced on them - Real men don't cry. Some stereotypes are suffocating. Thanks for a generous comment.

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  9. So beautiful saru .. I don't know abt my dad but I know hubby did feel the same same way when smera was born

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  10. I have seen my dad's eyes moist and it has been when it has concerned me. The bond is such I guess. Brought tears to my eyes Saru. Beautiful!

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    1. Agree, father-daughter bond is special. Thanks for a beautiful comment.

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  11. That was great to read Saru. Men are often accused (stereotyped) of being less emotional, which is not true. The way you expressed the pain of a father touched me emotionally. Thank you dear, for bringing to light, an unstated cause.

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    1. Yeah, men are accused for shedding less tears and women for shedding crocodile tears :P

      Glad you loved the verse which narrated father's feelings. Thanks for reading and many congratulations on the book. :)

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  12. The first para was awesome Sari. Reminded me of my own father.

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  13. The feeling of euphoria when blessed with daughter is difficult to fathom, Saru:) This was like watching a painting!

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    1. I agree, Sir. Guess have to wait for my own children to see how Alok will react. And, many thanks for the beautiful lines.

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  14. such a wonderful poem, correctly conveying emotions and feelings

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  15. Oh Saru! You made me cry. Yes, men do weep and they did see my father weep. Just beautiful! :-)

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    1. Awww... Same with my father, Rekha. People say he is over-emotional for me.

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  16. It's an old cliche which we must now learn to discard, that men don't weep. An apt post to start the change.
    Well written. :)

    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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    1. Yeah! Now I think men are more open in admitting their emotions. Thanks for SRK and Karan Johar movies. :P

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  17. oh thats Jensen Ackles, the supernatural serial's actor. I liked his serial and acting :D

    check this :D http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jensen_Ackles

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    1. Yeah but girls prefer to call him Dean.

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  18. Yes, why shouldn't men cry? I never got that..beautiful lines..

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    1. True, me neither. Thanks for liking the poem.

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  19. This is so powerful combination of words and emotions.. last 3 lines twitched me from inside.. Yes! men do weep :((

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    1. Oh! they do... :)

      Thanks for reading, Sonia.

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  20. What to say? They all have said it... I can just tell that I am really move by these lines!

    Regards,
    Sindhu
    The Arts & Me
    Tantu

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  21. The last line, so powerful. Such a thoughtful post! :)

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  22. Sometimes, when we are overcome with extreme emotions, irrespective of whether the person is a man or a woman, the tears just seem to fall. Beautifully expressed Saru :-)

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  23. Though we see them weep very rarely, they hurt and grieve just as much. Nicely penned.

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    1. Hmmm... True but I feel they should express more. Glad you liked it, Rachna.

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  24. I felt sad and poignant after reading this. Well penned the emotions Saru.

    www.numerounity.com

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  25. What a beautiful poem Saru Singhal...Loved it..

    I love to see movies in which the heroes cry... not just fight but cry. :D
    As you said men do weep. But if they shed a drop on you, then you are loved to the core by them. Right?

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    1. Me too... And yes, if they shed a tear, it means sea of emotions for you.

      Thanks for reading, Preethi.

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  26. emotional n poignant piece of work...! Loved it :)

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  27. Beautiful poem, reminded me of the day I had seen my dad cry, while bidding me farewell.

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    1. How can any girl forget that? Glad you liked it.

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  28. aah ! this poem really made me Emotional Saru ! :(
    good one

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  29. After reading, remembers a Hindi song of yesteryear- 'Chal re sajani ab kya soche, kajara na gir jaaye rote rote".

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    1. It's one of my father's favorite. Thanks for reading, Sir.

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  30. That's Saru! The poem touched my heart beyond what words can say..

    Someone is Special

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  31. It's important for everyone to let tears flow from time to time.

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  32. This post has been selected for the Spicy Saturday Picks this week. Thank You for an amazing post! Cheers! Keep Blogging :)

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  33. Hi

    I've nominated you for a Liebster...

    Go check this - http://beingmommee.blogspot.in/2013/12/my-first-liebster-award.html

    Regards
    Shilpa

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  34. This one is amazing Saru!!
    Men do weep!!! :)

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  35. The irony is that when men cry, there aren't tears most of the time.....but u simply highlighted the fact that we cry......often..lovely poem Saru!!

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    1. Ah! That's a beautiful revelation to me. Thanks for a lovely comment, Hemant. :)

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  36. Men do weep; When sorrow is deep; Or when emotions erupt; and the heart is reft.

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  37. Ohh.. That's quite an interesting take on men Saru! I agree with the 1st and 2nd incident. Will come to terms with the 3rd one, God willing, after 2 decades..

    Powerful poem Saru. Great!

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    1. Yeah, that phase will be really special. Thanks for reading Binu :)

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  38. Yes men do, I agree, and which I personally feel is good sometimes...

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