To His Son

He was so proud of his growing son
Climbing the stairs of life with grit,
And by thrashing the trammels of onerous run
Moving ahead through cold and heat.
“Dearest son, my valorous sword”,
Stated the ardent heart of Dad,
“Remember for aye my arduous words
To live a life with risen head.
For life is a strenuous boundless test,
The one where lasts is eternal gold;
And with a single triumph, a sole conquest,
A thousand masteries remain untold.
So stroll like brave and earn thy breads
With a colossal breast to learn and teach,
And weave thy name with golden threads
Where no hearts dare to plod nor reach.
But never follow a vicious mood,
Nor allow thyself in an odious crime;
Nay, pull someone for thy own good
In a stygian ditch which is hard to climb.
And never do whine for things thy lack,
Nor compare thy luck with the blooming rest;
But drive ahead in thy own track,
For thou art in thy own way best.
And keep thy foes greater than friends
To live like living a conscious life,
For only then with thy own hands,
Thou shalt learn to cease thy strife.
And believe for aye and hark thy heart,
But never keeping thy head in dark;
And never be vain of glories nor art,
But be modest and cherish thy work.
And finally in the ending phase
If you succeed this wearying game,
Still my child with a humble face
Behold thy foes and friends the same.
And then if thou becom’st a man,
A manly man who dread not pain;
Ah! I feel I have not lived
This transient life in complete vain!”

23 Comments Add yours

  1. Dwinessa says:

    So absorbing… You have a very sincere and beautiful mind

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment. Much appreciated๐Ÿ™

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  2. Dwinessa says:

    However, how did you change the colour to Blue ๐Ÿ˜…

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    1. Yes it can be done. Go in the more setting option of the block on which you are writing. There you’ll find an option called ‘color settings’ . There you can manage the text color in the way you want. However, color settings can be assessed only in an web browser, not in the WordPress mobile app.

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    1. Welcome. Happy colouring!

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  3. dreamerr says:

    Another beautiful write full of inspiration and sound advice directed towards a young boy but applicable to all human beings, Shayan.

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment โค

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  4. simplyme841 says:

    A difficult read with all the thee and thouing , a bit Yorkshire gritty, however I will heed the advice, but may not go there again.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my poem. Yes, I do agree the piece has become somewhat difficult for the readers ’cause of all those archaic words. I’ll try to use them less in my future jottings.

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      1. simplyme841 says:

        It was personal to me not a criticism.

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        1. No problem… I didn’t take it as a criticism.. Thanks for sharing your thought ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Insider says:

    I absolutely loved this one. Looking forward to reading more from you and thank you so much for checking it out my blog (:

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my post ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Insider says:

        The pleasure is mine ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. Beautiful,nice poem Shayan๐Ÿ‘Œ. The archaic words added a fair amount of depth and gravity to the lines which are in the nature of sagacious paternal wisdom. Your word selection is apt to the tone and tenor of the subject. The ‘abab’ rhyme scheme is effectively employed. The poetic devices are skilfully used. The overall tone of advice shows your mature outlook on life. Here is a poem I read again and again. Looking forward to more…๐Ÿ˜Š. God bless you ๐Ÿ™.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my post. It really means a lot to me. Also thanks for following my blog. Have a great day ahead ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Thanks๐Ÿ™

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  7. Well crafted and nicely expressed.

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much๐Ÿ˜Š

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