I watched you cut off from this world of the living
I was helpless, like a new baby, born into this world
Clouded with sadness, like darkness at night
My eyes sore, filled with tears and face distorted
I watched you in that white muslin and my heart trembled with fear
Of all the dreams we shared together, yours is now at rest forever
I suffered in the hands of grief
And a continues whips of pain flow all over me, till the day of interment
As you left without saying goodbye
A new atmosphere of sadness evolved around me, I was tormented
My heart and body heavy like a loaded truck,
I accompany you, to your final resting place
My heart stripped of its happiness at that moment
As you take your place beneath the soil
Your passing away is indeed an awful tragedy
Ever since your departure to the afterlife
I live my life on questions
Why, Why, Why? Always
Oh brother, my friend, my confidence
Do you have to leave this early?
What kind of a journey is this?
Will you ever accomplish your dreams in the afterlife?
Will I ever see you again?
Perhaps yes, perhaps not
Oh my brother, my friend, my confidence
Your fall is indeed death
An early death, a sunset at dawn
52 thoughts on “SUNSET AT DAWN (IN MEMORY OF ABDULGAFAR JNR [DADDY])”
Very nicely expressed……and i love the title “Sunset at Dawn”…one of the best i have come across.
Oh Dr, you flatter me too much :). I’m honored. Thank you!
Always lovely to read your poems.
Thank you Dr! 🙂
Beautiful eulogy. So heartfelt. Well done
Thank you. Appreciate 🙂
very beautifully written!!
Thank you. Appreciate! 🙂
Made my heart ache for you – lovely poem! Thank you for stopping by my page.
My pleasure. Thank you. Really appreciate 🙂
This is beautiful and very sad, thanks for sharing.
Thank you. Appreciate! :).
A teardrop is a gem when it is shed in a poem like yours ..
Thank you. Appreciate :).
Hi there! I really enjoy your blog and have nominated it for the ” Inspiring Blog” Award! If you decide to accept the award, please visit http://tinylessonsblog.com/2012/08/24/omg-three-awards-thank-you/
Thank you. I;m honored, Much appreciated! 🙂
You always capture the reality of emotions, I love reading your poems.
I’m honored :). Thank you…. Please do visit more often 🙂
count on me…
🙂 Thank you!
Beautiful and inspiring 🙂
Thank you Sonika :). Appreciate!
Hi Friend !! This is to notify you that, I have nominated you far an award, http://csd5.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/copy-cat-one-lovely-blog-award/
Hope you Like it.
Thank you Cynthia, i’m honored, liking it is an understatement, i love it :). Appreciate. Thank you!
This is really lovely…..i like the poem its really good,kip it up
Thank you Dolapo. Appreciate! 🙂
Just nominated you for a Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award! – the rules for accepting are back at my place. I hope you accept 🙂
Sad and eloquent and a beautiful memorial for one who has passed. I pray that healing was achieved during the writing. God bless you – Rebecca
Yeah, the writing did healed me a bit, I’m still trying to get over it though. Thank you Rebecca. Appreciate! 🙂
the title is very captivating and its well expressed.
Thank you. Appreciate :)…
this can only be from the heart
Its from the heart :). Thank you!
Writing on such a topic is difficult. You feel that your words cant capture a percent of how you feel. But it is so therapeutic to try. I wrote two pieces after the passing of my Father. They are so special to me. Reading this was special too. A beautiful piece.
Thank you Zishaan. Appreciate! 🙂
Thank you Arifuddin. Appreciate! 🙂
Hi how are you doing?? i wish you are good 🙂
I have nominated you for the ” One Lovely Blog Award” i would be so happy if you accept it
visit my Blog to know more, have a nice day 🙂
Congrats brother…I have nominated you for “One lovely blog award”. You can link back to my page below :
It’s the second one on my page. Please do accept it. 🙂
Oh thanks a lot sister, i’m really honored……….forgive my late reply. Studies 🙂
Its always taking me to another level when i read your poem…i felt like i’m in the poem as i read through it…
Thats so nice of you, matter of fact, i do get motivated myself each time you place me at that level…… Thank you.
Love this poem!
Thank you Cindy. Really appreciate you stopping by. Thanks!
Keep on writing! I’ll keep on reading.
Thank you 🙂
deep…thoughtful…heart touching…beautiful and what not…
Wow! So nice to hear those kind words, really appreciate you stopping by. Thank you!
Whenever I visit your blog, this is the one that comes into mind. It’s really one that gives me a, somehow ‘rude awakening’ of life. And it’s deeply haunting too at the same time. Keep on writing ~ (:
Thanks a lot Fitri. Appreciate the kind and encouraging words.
Very heartfelt and touching. I can feel your emotions emanating from these words. I can feel that this bond was a very strong one. Very sorry for your loss, but wish you all the best in life.
A very strong bond! Thank you mate. Appreciate much 🙂