Tribute to our beloved father Dr. C.B. Jagan
Rose a shining star
Streaking across the sky
Lighting the way to the dawn of a new day
Setting fire to the intellect of the downtrodden,
The poor and the disdained
Tearing down the walls of prejudice and injustice.
Father, you have forged a country, a nation,
On the anvil of your imagination.
We are proud to proclaim to the world
We are your children.
The inevitable sweeping tide of fate
Now leaves us bereft of your presence.
We are sad, father.
We shed tears for you.
The great ones are eulogizing you.
Listen, father, there is an echo of your loss
Reverberating around the world.
They, too, share our sorrow.
Father, we promise not to grieve,
Not to despair,
But to build a monument to your towering strength
That will last beyond time.
Rest in peace, father.
By Khalleel Mohamed