AN ODE TO YOU, O DEATH! - Tribute to My DAD


AN ODE TO YOU, O DEATH!
- Shawn Savio Andrade
(My tribute to dad)

When I was delighted to see the world so nice;
I thought it was the time to rejoice.
Death, O death, you came to me;
And left no place to flee.

From my near ones you took me away;
When I thought I still had a lot to say.
Far, very far, you have made me stay;
Where there are only dead, beside me they lay

Broken and sad, their hearts you made;
For your mistake, a penalty they paid.
When I was improving to be fit as fiddle;
My death, to them became a riddle.

In my grave, I see next life’s light;
But in their life, they don’t see me at sight.
I know I won’t be out of their mind;
But in that, their happiness is hard to find.

Bitter truth, you are everyone knows;
But it’s felt only when one leaves and goes.
With a hope to meet all once again;

The heavenly abode, we strive to gain.

Comments on this Article
fr. ferdinand gonsalves, shankerpura Sun, November-11-2018, 8:02
Dear Br.Shawn Your poetry is excellent and superb. I pray that you be always joyful to serve the Lord and His people with generosity happiness. Fr.Ferdinand Gonsalves.
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