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Guest Post: Archita of a Journey Called Life, on Lessons from Dad

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This post reminded me of my father’s teachings.
Father said,

Get up you lazy bones,

Birds are out of nest,

Chirping, jumping on the branches.

Getting up late is unhealthy habit

Father said,

Get up you lazy bones,

Birds are out of nest,

Chirping, jumping on the branches.

Getting up late is unhealthy habit

Do some exercise or play,

I never listened and slept.

Father said,

Only dreaming and playing,

Will take you nowhere,

Study hard and get some knowledge.

Knowledge is power

Knowledge will get you connected with all.

I paused and

To play, I left.

Now father is no more,

My life is in shambles,

My bones all grumble,

All those teachings of my father,

I remembered and wept.

Coach Daddy

photo credit: Minifig Mini-Me via photopin (license) photo credit: Minifig Mini-Me via photopin(license)

I met today’s guest poster through music.

guest postChristy on Running on Sober used to run a series called Life in Six Songs. I had the honor of compiling one of the final posts, one I was quite proud of. Anyway, it was through that series that I met Archita, and her blog, A Journey Called Life. Archita (cool name, right?) mixes brilliant words and beautiful photography on her site, with poetry, challenges and stories from her journey interspersed.

Today, she’s here to talk about her dad.

Dads – any parents, really – hope they’ll have the type of impact Archita’s did on her. In fatherhood – parenthood, really – it’s not like you get to perform your routine, then sit and wait for the judges’ scores to post, like in figure skating.

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About Indira

I knew all along that life is about, love, compassion, compatibility and friendship, but now I have discovered that life is also about sharing thought, encouraging others and getting encouraged. So here I am with my blogs about life, friendship, love, and whatever life has taught me.

4 responses »

  1. Indira, what a stunning poem! So so beautifully you expressed the hidden grief and love. Thank you for writing it. Thank you for sharing my post on your blog. Lots of love and regards to you. ❤ ❤

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    • Thanks Archita. I loved your post and read it thrice and to read it again I re blogged. Thanks for writing such a beautiful post.

      On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 11:56 AM, Indira's Blog wrote:


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  2. Lots of beauty going on here, between Archita’s post and Indira’s poem. So glad to be witness to it all. Thanks for the reblog of Archita’s post, Indira.

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