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A Daughter Writes A Letter

Dear Daddy,

I clearly remember that day, once, when you got so angry (it didn’t take much to anger you, no?) you stormed out of the house, threatening to never return. Ultimately you did, but only after a couple of stressful hours.

(Did you come back, Daddy, because you knew what a difficult life it would be for your young, fatherless children?)

And then, a few years ago, you left us again and this time forever. You left in the early hours of dawn, while the whole world slept (all said this was God’s way of calling his beloveds back into his fold), leaving us thirsting for a good-bye, left unsaid.

(Did you go away forever, Daddy, because you thought your grown-up kids didn’t need you anymore? Daddy, do children ever reach an age when they consider their fathers to be redundant?)

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy.

With lots of love,

Your loving daughter.


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17 thoughts on “A Daughter Writes A Letter

  1. blogwatig on said:

    Dear Soniaji,

    Tugs at the heart strings……

  2. Blogwati g, appreciate your kind visit here. 🙂

  3. Aarti Singh on said:


  4. I have only one word .. Hugs !

  5. Poignant piece. Question I often wonder myself, will my kids really miss me?

  6. I feel so touched and had your father been alive, he would have hugged you tight, Sonia. May his soul rest in peace. 🙂

  7. Ashwini on said:

    Tears filled up my eyes while reading this post 🙂 Take care Sonia.Fathers are mostly non expressive but they are most loving species .

  8. The parentheses say it all, Sonia.

  9. Whatever be the age, parents would always be missed. My best wishes with you Sonia.

  10. Oh Sonia!!! That post brought tears to my eyes. I could feel the pain. No loss as dear as this can be compensated. Time heals but the absence of the dear one hurts…God bless.

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