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On leaving for Work

When I leave home




and you are mostly sleeping



in you lovely pajamas



with teddy bear or bunny prints,



totally oblivious to the world around



and totally innocent to



fear and worries that the life ahead invariably presents



and I kiss you on the forehead,



which is responded by



a sweet pout on the sweet lips,



which turns into a smile on the corners



before fading away,



Do you in your dreams



feel a connection



to a father who grows old



as his daughter grows young



And as Wise Euripides said



Nothing pleases a father growing old



than the daughter,



Do you in you dreams of Pink bears and green elephants



realize what Euripides meant



and what you mean to me?

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