Ode To My One-year Old Daughter

Soaring to the skies on the ferris wheel
Galloping in the meadows on the carousel
The glint in thine eyes, thy laugh & thy squeal
Caressed by the wind, enjoying the feel
Pure passion flowing free, unadulterated zeal

Eyes full of mischief, your touch oh-so kind
A fondness so chaste, is so hard to find
At work or at play, with you on my mind
Each breath and each beat, to thee I consigned
Is it true what they say, have I gone blind?

A hand around my finger, and holdin’ on tight
As you fall asleep, flowing into the night
Dreams filled with angels, and creatures of light
I sit by your side, and try as I might
Can’t help but stare at thee, till the sky’s alight

Just careless and free, a soul full of fun
O! thee, my beloved, as bright as the sun
You weigh a mere kilos, but our love’s a tonne
I know one day I, won’t be the only one
If you ever need a hug, you know where to run

Times a-flyin’ by, you’re growing too fast
It’s been a whole year to your life’s start
Rattles and teethers are things of the past
In thine hands you hold, the key to my heart
You’re awesome, amazing, a true work of art

– Yousuf Bawany, March 06, 2012

A father can only love his daughter with all his heart, nothing more, nothing less. When I saw her for the first time, I cried tears of joy, tainted with sadness, that some day, she’s going to leave me for another man. Papa loves you Tanisha-Fatima; forever and for always.

Conceptualized while Tansiha-Fatima took her first ferris-wheel and carousel rides at Fun City Amusement Park (Hill Park, Karachi, Pakistan); welcome to the big leagues, baby.


8 thoughts on “Ode To My One-year Old Daughter

  1. Pingback: Ode To My One-year Old Son | Insanity at its best!

  2. That’s lovely!
    Tanisha will absolutely love it when she will be able to read and comprehend the feelings behind this beautiful piece written by her dad.

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