Calmly Life

Lightening, then suddenly a thunder struck,

Impulsively ran under a table to duck,

Slowly, he grabbed my hand gently,

“Hey, it’s ok.” and said profoundly.

“Aren’t you scared?” I asked him confused,

He smiled at me slightly amused.

“Oh yes, I am.” he uttered, not at all unnerved,

Not a drop of fear on his face, I observed.

Visiting a temple, I enjoyed a lot,

But not those monkeys jumping, screaming and whatnot.

Scared of them, I walked, close to him,

But he was with confidence, up to the brim.

“Aren’t you afraid?” I asked, about their unforeseen attack,

He kept climbing the steps, did crowd jam-pack.

“Oh yes, I am.” he said, his voice I remember,

With not an inch of bother but all superior.

One Sunday evening, walking along the beach,

One earnest answer to an inevitable question, I did beseech.

He always said “Oh yes, I am” without any hesitation,

But I needed a far better explanation.

“Why aren’t u in fear, dad?” asked I, knowing what he told was a lie,

His answer was what made a simple thing solidify.

“Always keep calm, son, face your worst fears,

Running away, turned back will always bring you tears.”


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11 Comments Add yours

    1. Varun says:

      thank you… 🙂

  1. Best advice only a dad can give. I too remember so many small things which were actually very useful by my dad. Nyc one👍

    1. Varun says:

      thank you.. 🙂 right!!!?? dads are the best heroes ever…

      1. Yes they are for fortunate ones although exceptions are always there…

    1. Varun says:

      thank you.. 🙂

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