Dear Daddy

We remember

Yesterday, just like today

You bought us gifts bought us toys

Gave us love, gave us joy

Each time we cried

Your love would pacify

Your team-work with mother

Would always satisfy

Some nights, you would

Tap our heads, bless us to sleep

These moments were rare and few

But these memories we shall keep

Today this day, just like everyday

Thanks to you is bright & gay

And if were to bow & pray

My heart, my mind, my soul would say

May God bless you with happy days


  • A poem I wrote for my daddy on his birthday, sometime in the 80s/90s. 
  • Rakesh Anand Bakshi.
My greeting card for Dad on his birthday: