IN MEMORY OF MY FATHER
When were you born? As time began,
In a blazing light, or at the crack of dawn
When the gentle earth plays sweetly with the air.
Your eyes colored with the blue of the sea
reflecting the clarity of your mind
did you derive your strength from ancient seas and cliffs
when waves their wholeness uncovered
when the calm sea listens to the mystery of God
life’s secrets still kept incomprehensible.
You never feared any threats from nature,
you caught the wind within your palms.
Nature taught you the alphabet of life.
You learnt the trees like letters on white paper,
rocky hills became footpaths in your life, life songs.
The darkness of injustice, envy, enemies, you alone removed from your heart.
You said these unexplored caves of inhumanity ate your body, soul, the world.
You loved words like light, human Love, feed your brother, my friend…
When I open my window, a blue bird flies in every morning.
It smiles lovingly like you, then opens its wings and sings its melody
The world brightens with your love.
The Words become more meaningful.
Did you derive your strength from ancient seas and cliffs
Where the calm sea listens to the mystery of God.