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Master of the tales


Today being Father’s Day, my poem is tribute to my Dad who is a master story teller. His stories captivate not only children, but also adults. His magical narrations transport us to a surreal world. We siblings grew up listening to his myriad stories and so did our children and many others.

Story telling is an art ,of which you are truly a MASTER, Dad!


As you unlock the doors of your magic chest

A million stories like the twinkling stars

flow from the crevices of your creative mind.

Your words dress up and perform,

 to put up  a spectacular show

holding on to the audience

who sit in rapt attention

savouring the flavours that ooze out ,

as each spoken word,  is an ecstatic rendition.

Taking us on a rollercoaster of emotions

they infuse magic into the ordinary

as they  transport the listener into a world

of Gods and demons, fairies and witches

 naughty boys and girls , animals and beasts

 values and morals , sacrifices and celebrations

along with the many narratives of life experiences.

The tempo builds up to reach a crescendo

 evoking multitude responses

of surprise, awe , fear, laughter and tears.

Your stories left an indelible impression

in our tender minds,

taught us many a lesson.

Today, my mind fondly reminisces

 those magical moments

 which never seem to fade

through the eons of time.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad ❤ !

56 comments on “Master of the tales

  1. Beautiful lines that clearly says to us the story telling talent that your father is blessed with.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Shweta Suresh
    June 18, 2017

    That’s a beautiful poem. A great tribute to your dad.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. DeepikasRamblings
    June 18, 2017

    Beautifully woven radhika. Yes, I agree, only a few are blessed with such oratory skills to hold the audience of all ages spell bound.
    A wonderful tribute to father, on father’s day 👍☺️

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Geraint Isitt
    June 18, 2017

    We know where your way with words comes from. What a lovely tribute

    Liked by 1 person

  5. swalia
    June 18, 2017

    A lovely tribute to your father 🙏

    Liked by 2 people

  6. arlene
    June 18, 2017

    Beautiful….a lovely tribute Radhika!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Orange
    June 18, 2017

    A beautiful dedication Radhika! 💙

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Harshit Dangwal
    June 18, 2017

    Mam loved it so much. Heart touching ❤ ❤
    I’ve also tried my hands on writing father’s day poetry please provide your precious feedback https://thehungoverowls.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/i-must-follow-you-a-fathers-day-poetry/

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sudalai
    June 18, 2017

    A lovely poem to make your father happy , Radhika. Loved it .

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Flashing Thought
    June 18, 2017

    “Today, my mind fondly reminisces
    those magical moments”
    ……….of happiness,laughter, and innocence gay
    The old man shares the fathers day.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Thewellness.blog
    June 18, 2017

    Beautifully composed, straight from the heart 🙂 and as always so very thoughtful and apt.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Megala
    June 18, 2017

    Lovely! Like father, like daughter !!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Balaka
    June 18, 2017

    I lost my dad last October…your poem evoked lots of emotions in me… lovely lines and a great tribute

    Liked by 1 person

  14. daneelyunus
    June 18, 2017

    Nice one Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Meenakshi Sethi
    June 18, 2017

    Now I know the source of your talent Radhika ☺ You inherited this art of winning hearts from your father!
    Such a sweet post! God bless him with good health and positive energy for many more years! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Heart to soul.
    June 19, 2017

    May both of you have a long and happy life. Loads of love.
    This was a masterpiece.! ☺️

    Liked by 1 person

  17. How wonderfully!! Beautifully written!!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Aak fictionspawn
    June 19, 2017

    Some tribute! And a wonderful poem , too;)

    Liked by 1 person

  19. kittysverses
    June 20, 2017

    No wonder you write so well Mam. Like father, like daughter. A wonderful tribute!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. thewritewomanblog
    June 20, 2017

    A lovely tribute to your dad, Radhika! Such fond memories and I am sure they came in all handy when it was your turn to tell stories too!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. You have inherited the trait from him 🙂 A wonderful poem expressing your love for your dad…. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  22. mrharvey17
    August 8, 2017

    This is great! My dad always told the best stories. Story time with him was always the highlight of family events

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Merin K George
    October 25, 2020

    Well written Radhika ,beautiful

    Pls go through my site


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