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Friday, June 29, 2012


Summarizing our own mortality while we grieve for our loved ones, at times
 we comfort those who have lost theirs, but have to contend 
with the fact that we might leave others to grieve for us when our days on earth are done.

by Tony Fernandes

When the final summons
Beckons at my door
To leave for another shore
I know it’s God’s call I can’t ignore.

It will be my life’s journey’s end,
Sudden and abrupt
Unannounced and undecided
I will have to leave in haste.

This departure I cannot
Adjourn, defer or halt
No luggage to cart
No time to prepare
Or say good-bye
Before I acknowledge
My final roll call.

Today I lament for loved ones
That I have lost long ago
But in turn will have to obey God’s command
When I have served my tenure and
And my time on earth is done.

Let me therefore do good,
Pardon my friend or foe
For it may be too late to do so
When God knocks on my door
And I am unable to look back
I have got to go.

When I am gone
My friends and family
May in turn
Grieve in pain and sorrow
And remorse so deep
So help me God to be good to others today
In what ever  I do or say
So that I may be remembered
when the chapel bells toll tomorrow.

From up above I will only silently see
Unable to communicate or respond
Direct , guide or tell
But perhaps I could only wish
And hope there is at least one good thing
That I will be remembered by
If at all.

Poem by
Tony Fernandes

Thursday, June 28, 2012


by Tony Fernandes
 Second Death Anniversary
of Benedicta Barboza

 You loved and laughed, you loved life,
A second year we've lived without you by our side,
With grief still in our hearts we try to conceal,
But the wounds in our hearts are hard to heal.

A mother and a friend you’ve always been
We miss your smile, your reassuring ways,
Your love, warmth, guidance and comfort,
Your prayers and blessings we still seek.

Your absence has left an indelible scar
We pay homage today dear Mother
And as we say in your honour a humble prayer
We light a candle in your memory from afar.

Monday, June 18, 2012

A dad is someone who

 holds you when you cry,

scolds you 

when you break the rules,

shines with pride 

when you succeed,

and has faith in you

even when you fail...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Back when I was a child
Before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high

And dance with my mother and me
If I could get another chance
Another walk
Another dance with him

I'd play a song that would never ever end

How I'd love love love
To dance with my father again

When I and my mother
Would disagree
To get my way I would run
From her to him
He'd make me laugh just to comfort me
yeah yeah
Then finally make me do
Just what my mama said
Later that night when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he
Would be gone from me

If I could steal one final glance
When final step
One final dance with him
I'd play a song that would never ever end
Cause I'd love love love to
Dance with my father again

Sometimes I'd listen outside her door
And I'd hear how mama would cry for him
I'd pray for her even more than me
I'd pray for her even more than me

I know I'm praying for much to much
But could you send her
The only man she loved
I know you don't do it usually
But Dear Lord
She's dying to dance with my father again

Every night I fall asleep

And this is all I ever dream