Sunday, January 12, 2014

My Daughter's ridiculous voice



A voice unfettered by the sound ... their value much above mere pounds....




My daughter had a ridiculous voice ... 
a confession I hate to make ... 
She wanted to sing in the annual convention.. 
an embarassing task, I wished she didn't take ... 

Despite my sincerest objection ... 
she talked out her way to the stage ... 
I remember  figuring out an escape route .. 
ohh!!! couldn't she wait till she would graduate .. 

A single parent was I , 
grimly aware of  the possible taunts .. 
I solemnly led her to the platform ... 
her rivals best in their abilities to flaunt .. 

My heart starts to flounder .. 
her humiliation almost certain 
I resolve  to lend her a comforting shoulder .. 
hope to ease her unwanted burden.. 

and then she starts singing .. 
her voice no longer ridiculous .. 
she searches past the last row ... 
her eyes locked on me in intent .. 

She sings of her father ... 
the best thing in her life ... 
Off all the nights he looked after her .. 
how he raised her despite the strife ... 

It's 3 years past that night .. 
I sing the same song by her grave ... 

And as she goes down underneath 
I start losing my controlled poise 
My heart yearning just once more.. 
for the melody of my daughter's ridiculous voice