A name, a title one who sire called father
Tranquil in life- like the mighty pacific
Transform hearts- grace and compassion
Transparency thy word and action declare.
Fields of paddy, you sow, weed and trash
Plantations of rubber you adore and lecture
Excelled in promotion cultivate with passion
Introduced by reason for money unparalleled.
Your anger came first, knew thy love lasted longer
Hope to nurture our talents, we knew years later
Showed courage no one could muster- allay our fears
Remorse, empathy- build character we are told.
The heart that holds the lingering pain bleeds
The thorn of life eternal- body in agony persist
Your words less, means more for existence
Wisdom prevails thy genes may prosper ages.
You cherished simple dreams-poetry, drama
Drama rich in life quest for more in writing
Ponder thy poems thus in translation present
Discretion in thoughtful action, introspection deep,
Desires in the path abhorred, life steady sustained.
- Jacob Thomas Vilayil.