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Friday, September 16, 2011

A Father’s Request

This could be my last request to my children.

Child, when my I eyes failed me
And I intentionally broke a glass or plate
Don’t get mad and be angry with me
Your forgiveness, my joy if I can have.

Please don’t be annoyed and shout at me
When I can’t audibly hear what you say
Have patience my child, age is finally coping up with me
Just kindly repeat the whole phrase, if you may.

If one morning, I have difficulty getting up
Do offer your hand and help me out
Just when I offer mine when you’re starting up
To make your first few steps that made me proud.

Child, don’t laughed or be annoyed listening to my weird remarks
Even though, I sounded like a broken record at times
Remember those balloons you saw at the park
You never stop crying until I bought one for a dime.

Don’t get irritated by my unpleasant smell
I’m prone to colds, so I’m lazy taking a shower
But have you forgotten your grandma’s diaper tale
That you really stink, every time I change your diaper.

How I wish we share light moments again
Light talks and laughter I still endear
Remember the teddy bear’s story, you’ve told me again and again
I’ve never get tired listening, though your words are choppy and unclear.

And if my time to go has come
Please be at my bedside for a while
Hold my hands for the last time
So I can face death with a smile.

But don’t you worry my darling
When its my day to face my Lord, you know what?
I’ll ask Him to guide your life and give you much blessings
Because you’ve been a good child, to your Mom and Dad.



45 comments:

  1. wow.. this really touched me Papaleng.. napaluha naman ako dito.

    juicekodai

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  2. thanks Josh. pero malayo pang mangyari yan. Nage-enjoy pa ako sa FB. LOL

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    1. I love this heartfelt poem KUya and also love the song.

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  3. This post reminds me of me,I am getting old and just this morning one of my high school school mate passed away. I always hope that my kids will always take care of me when their grown.

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  4. Once again I remember my father and I feel like crying. Some of the words you mentioned here were actually said by him during his dying days.

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  5. Parang I read a poem similar to this somewhere. Sana marealize ito ng mga kabataan ngayon

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  6. Touching nga Papaleng. I'm sure your kids would take care of you til the end.

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  7. Read this poem somewhere long time ago, I am not a mom yet but it really touches me deep.

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  8. A very emotional song... :(...

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  9. OMG...parang LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT papaleng? Very nice nakakatouch.

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  10. Future sentiments of an old father who can hardly see, hear, touch, taste but can still feel the warmth of a son's care, love and attention. This is the only sense that will be left strong enough not to be ignored.

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  11. I find it a bit sad that almost all "last words" poems or stories I read have parents asking for forgiveness from their children - when it should be the other way around, in my opinion.

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  12. And if my time to go has come

    Please be at my bedside for a while

    Hold my hands for the last time

    So I can face death with a smile....I love this line idol,so touching! Love the poem of yours,as usual!

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  13. Well written, my same sentiments when I reach my twilight years...

    I could only hope that the child I lovingly raised will care for me and her dad the same way we did when she was young.

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  14. Very touching Papaleng, you made me miss my father. He passed away 9 years ago, wish he is still here.

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  15. Papa P, this is very touching...when I get old, I'll let my kids read this too ;)

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  16. I don't want those things to happen to me when I'm old and weak..and in our family, we take care of our elderly the best we can and hope that the next generation will take care of us too once we got into that stage.

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  17. I hope nabasa na ito ng mga anak mo Papaleng. Your poems really have heart.

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  18. that is the undying love of a father . to grant his request on his aged life is not a mere reciprocation of what he did before but a sign of being responsible and a good child he guided all his life. I almost tear up here ...

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  19. i got teary-eyed! it is the birthday of my father today.. then the lyrics captured my heart.

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  20. I read this poem somewhere long time ago, and it really touched my heart. I promised to take care of my mom no matter what.

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  21. This is a very inspiring poem. You had me there, stabbing deep into my soul. Thanks for reminding me to treasure the memories that we had with our dad and mom.

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  22. I don't like to think about it, wawa naman yong baby ko ang liit pa nya..pero ang ganda ng poem.

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  23. this is really a good composition papaleng...very nice!

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  24. Very touching, sir. You've outdone yourself!

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  25. This poem cuts deep in the heart! Makes me miss home and my parents:( Thanks for sharing this papaleng, I always look forward to your poems. Kung di ka ma-iiyak, hahagalpak ka nman sa tawa:) you are such a good entertainment to the group and we appreciate having you around. God bless you more!

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  26. Such a touching request from a father! This made me love and care for my father even more.

    Thank you very much Papaleng.

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  27. I have a video of this poem which I show during my lecture of Honor Thy Parent. It never fails to touch my participants. I too have an agieng mother and I am very careful not to offend her as I know that one day soon, I will be in her shoes.

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  28. Oh wow! This is a very heartrending poem, Papaleng. It has touched me to the core. Nakakaantig talaga! What a total contradiction sa mga nakakatawa nyong posts ;-)

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  29. very profound and poignant poem written by a father to his child. na-miss ko tuloy papa ko, i'm a certified papa's girl kasi, well, dalawa lang naman kami! :)

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  30. This post made me teary eyed, haist sana din aalagaan ako ng mga anak ko when the time comes. Alam mo bang that's my fear? Wahhh

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  31. aww that's a very touching poem.. sana pag tanda ko mabasa din ng mga anak ko ito :)

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  32. Oh my, I hope I'd age gracefully and act cool to my kids and grandchildren :)

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  33. This is sweet. It reminds me to cherish every moment with my papa!

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  34. You know, I lost my dad 3 years ago. This touched me.

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  35. Your poem is so sad, gives me a watery eyes, i am far away from my parents which isn't good for we know that things never last. yet i never spend more time with them, because of the life i choose to have.

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  36. ....gee...sigh...I miss my dad soooooo mucchhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

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  37. That's a beautiful song. I always love my daddy kahit hindi ko madalas masabi sa kanya.

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  38. Oh,ito ba yung nakwento mo sa Manila Papaleng? Grabe ang ganda talaga ng piece nato. Naalala ko Papa ko :)

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    1. Eto nga Algene, Tagalog version lang.

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  39. Papaleng, this is beautiful and you made me cry :-) I dearly missed my Papa :-( It has been 8 years since he went to heaven :-( I am grateful that my husband reminds me of my Papa and I know this is God's way that my Papa is still close to me :-)

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  40. Reminds me of my dad, I miss him so much :(

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  41. This just reminds me of what my Papa always told us.

    Di mawaglit sa isip ko...

    "Baka naman pag ugod-ugod na ako at kayong magkakapatid ay may kanya-kanya ng pamilya ay di niyo na ako patuloyin. Pasabugin ko mga bahay nyo, kita nyo!!!"

    Hehehe!

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  42. can be mum's request too! another profound and poignant poem of yours. really sweet...and I will always be Papa's girl. :) thanks for sharing it to us, have a great week.

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