You instruct me
To do good things
Be a good person
Feel blessed for what I have

You advise me
To be kind to others
Help those in need
Forget the hatred

You are my leader
Showing the right path
Teaching goodness
Wishing me happiness

You always say
Compassion gives power
Generosity makes you glad
Forgiveness shows a way forward

Whenever I feel sad
You open your bosom to me
Whenever I cry
Your warm hands clean my tears
Whenever I face problems
You spend the night in prayer

You are the richness of my life
My mother
Teaching me to confront life’s ups and downs
To be courageous and brave once you are gone

By Asma

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