My Friend


My friend is like a mountain, high and quiet
My friend is like a swift river, full of motivation
And a desert of tulips, bright and loveable
She is kind and full of love and forgiveness
She speaks with honesty and bravery
She is my life’s mirror.

I can explain all my unsaid words and my pains to her
She knows all about me
She can read my wishes
I am proud of myself
For she is my mom
My best friend in the world.

I love her hands for cuddling
I love her voice for singing lullabies
I love her breast for my comfort,
I love her shoulder to lean on when I cannot stand   
I love her heart
Because it is full of love and forgiveness.

Dear mom, I can’t explain it myself  
You are my life’s moon and sun
With you I have all the happiness and luck of the world
You give me strength
I kindly ask you, dear boys and girls, men and women  
Please love and forgive your mom.

She is a resource of kindness, love and forgiveness  
When you were child
She was awake all night because you were sick
Maybe she has made mistakes   
In spite of this
Please love and forgive her.

By Friba  

This work was supported in part by the Fetzer Institute. Mountains of Kabul by Joe Burger.


  1. Dear Friba, I say this with no exaggeration: this is one of the best poems-to-mom I’ve ever read. I love this poem very much. I love the images–ah, how a mother is like a mountain, and like tulips. I especially appreciate: “Please love and forgive her.” Because most of us, no matter how much we love our mothers, tend to have some grievances. I appreciate how this poem pushes us to put things in perspective and focus on the deep love that is there, even in the troubled mother-child relationships. Wonderful writing, Friba!


  2. And this line: “My friend is like a swift river, full of motivation” How we all need parents, and siblings, and friends who are like swift rivers, full of motivation. Love this line!

  3. Thanks a lot dear Stacy . when I am full of sad and lots of time very hopeless I write about my sources that’s which encourage me for continuation the life. I want to share all of them with all women and I advice them be active and full of hope.

  4. Farzana says:

    I see great motivation and hope in your words. You are lucky being with mommy and daddy. Since you are with them give them love as much as you can. Sometime you will also have leave them and start a new chapter of you own life. So love them and give them love from my side as well.

    Love you all and missing you all!

    Your sisi

  5. Thanks God to have this chance to write some words regarding what our sister Friba Jan has written, Motherhood is tough 24 hour job, no pay, no day off, sometimes it is unappreciated, but yet resignation is impossible. A mother is a woman who created by God to bring love, joy, happiness and caring into his world. I am so glad God has created a woman to be a mother, even though motherhood is a full time job, a mother’s work is never done.

    Good Luck,

    Your Bro

  6. Dear Friba jaan.

    With your lovely poems, you broke my heart with happiness and forgivness, I am a way from my mom, reading your poem I broke the distancess for a moment and reread your poem, you gave me two things to learn from you, To love my mom and to be proud that I am a mother.
    Thank you so much.

  7. Dear All,
    thanks again from all your comments. I love all my points of my poem and all of them are from heart to my mom and all moms . especially I love the line ( She is my life’s mirror)
    all the best

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