My father,my role model : A poem about father

This poem is dedicated to my father and to all the great fathers like him who are role models for their children. Fathers often don’t get the credit or affection they deserve as they always act tough for the betterment of their family. The father-son relationship is one of the most complex relationship. Father expects his son to be tough hence a son can never show his emotional side to his father. At the same time the son looks up to his father for inspiration so the father has to be strong in all the situations. It creates a dilemma where both father and son care for each other but still can’t share their true feelings with each other.


Father teaches you to walk

Father teaches you to talk

Father is the first firm hand you hold

Father is the first firm slap you get


Father is the fear of doing something wrong

Father is the assurance that makes you feel strong

Father is the worst critic you have ever seen

Father is the biggest fan who ever lived


Father is the past you never had

Father is the free experience you always got

Father is the role model you always trust

But father will always be your best friend first


By Gaurab Mukherjee

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28 Responses

  1. hungrydai says:

    Gaurab, I was reading this and comparing to my Dad. He was one of the most honest and trustworthy persons I’ve ever known. I wish I still had him.

    • Gaurab says:

      That’s so nice to hear. Whenever I have some heated debate with my Dad, I feel a bit of guilt inside because I won’t be able to find someone who could care for me so much even after knowing all my shortcomings. :) I think he would be proud of the person you are. :) πŸ˜€

      • hungrydai says:

        I hope so, Gaurab. My Dad and I were seriously apart during my childhood and he met a tragic end but before he died we became very close and he was planning to visit me in Himachal Pradesh. I was so looking forward to that but it was not to be.

        • Karen B says:

          I am so pleased to hear that you were able to resolve your relationship with your Dad, but am so sorry to hear that he never mad the trip to see you.
          I only lived with my Dad for 4 years before a very acrimonious divorce parted us. Sadly, for us both, he died before we had the time to be reunited.
          Like you, I have to accept that this was “not to be”. But I inherited a great love of gardening from him and have just today, written about him on my blog.

  2. DailyMusings says:

    lovely… I was very close to my Dad too- more than my mother. It is a special bond.

    • Gaurab says:

      Yes, generally girls like their Dad more and boys like their moms because their feelings are more respected by them. Dads are generally tough on their son hence they don’t express feelings with each other. Thank you :)

  3. afsheenanjum says:

    Very nice poem , and I am glad that you write about your father, mostly we read and say many things about Mothers, its good to see something new for father. :)
    May Allah bless your father , ameen

  4. INSIGHTS says:

    I do agree!! The first firm slap you get! :D.. Dads are perhaps the most underrated in the society, they sure deserve a lot.. A nice ode Gaurab :)

  5. Amanda says:

    lovely poem, my children don;t have that role model in their life, my two older children they just found out the older they got that a father walking into a pub wielding a axe in his hand was never a good role model in the first place so can see why i threw him out never to come back 11 years ago, we happy has you can see from the photos i post of muyself and my girls, father of my 10 year old well…..! if you happen to bump into him let him know he’s a father to a 10 year old little girl will you for me please, cheers, yup here’s to the great role models called fathers, happy to read your poem and know there are fathers who are role models to their kids it’s what counts! My father taught me different, they say girls look up to their mothers not when a girl got a dad like she got, one that taught his daughter to think different :) your dad would be proud of you has he read your poem?

  6. The lines are so touching Gaurab…perhaps all of us can relate to those feelings.. :-)

  7. A really touching tribute to fathers, Gaurab. I really miss mine.

  8. seasiangirl says:

    wonderful words Gaurab.. for all fathers πŸ˜‰

  9. Ankur Anand says:

    wonderful and relatable writeup :)

  10. Awesome poem :) you expressed your emotions very effectively in a very simple way.. truly touching.. Keep writing :)

  11. Hi Gaurab,

    What a wonderful tribute to fathers. My Dad passed away in 2003, after a long illness. I still miss him and think of him every day.


    • Gaurab says:

      Thanks Nancy for your wonderful feedback. :) I’m sorry for your loss. They are definitely pillars of our strength. It’s nice to know that you have still kept his memories alive. He must be proud. :) πŸ˜€

  12. reocochran says:

    I am so glad you did this post about fathers. We celebrate Father’s Day tomorrow, hope you will be still able to see your father. If not, you have wonderful memories, even if you got punished, you also were loved. I lost my father in 2001. I miss him and am thankful he was my Dad. Hugs, Robin

  13. I wish I had a few more years with my Father. Very nice poem, G.

    • Gaurab says:

      I’m really sorry for your loss, the memories we have with our loved ones are more valuable than anything else. I think he will keep living in your heart. :)

  14. sushmitha. vasam says:

    l love my father very much…… he is good person in the wrold. and their is no words to tell about him

  15. Shelley says:

    Ahhh. What a lovely tribute.

  16. 2ndhalfolife says:

    You should turn on your ‘Like’ button :)

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