Happy Fathers Day!
June 20 is considered Fathers’ Day in the United States of America. What a great and wonderful initiative! Although Afghanistan is considered very rich in its culturally strong family relations, Afghans are deprived of celebrating such a wonderful day. The effects of this touching day reminded me of all the warm thoughts of my father and all the ways that he has brightened the lives of others for years through his official, social, and family responsibilities. All these wonderful memories make me love and respect him even more and more deeply today. Therefore, on such a wonderful day in the United States, I am writing this poem to thank him and to wish him a fantastic Father’s Day. Fathers have a special place in their children’s hearts. Now that I am here in the United States, I can see that every nation thinks of their fathers very highly.
So far, I have written many poems about different topics, but this time I thought of writing a poem for my father in order to describe his holy character and the sacrifices that he has made for his children.
I would like to emphasize that fathers are also as great, lovely, and needed as mothers; everyone needs their love and support. I greatly and truly thank him for everything that he has done for my education. He is a pride for humanity.
I am really very blessed for having the best biological as well as the best American parents, Dr. William Crawley and Dr. Terrie Crawley. The Crawleys are the sponsor of my scholarship here in the United States. I love them all equally and I wish them all very long lives full of happiness, success, very good health, and wealth forever. Amen!”
A poem to my respected father Khowaja Abaduallah Ahrar!
I know not, O father, what to write in your glory
The honor of your name is like a golden crown on my head
In childhood I was unaware of everything
From your grace I have learned my faith
You taught me knowledge, both worldly & spiritual
You told me stories of Mohammad, Peace be upon him
With the world of spirituality and science
you have made me aware of all that I know
May you have honor and prosperity
Long live your good name, may your enemies repent!
Proud is Alaha daughter of Ahrar, who
Learned the meanings of spiritual lessons from her father