Mahfooz Ali Poems
Thank You, Father
Fathers hold you when you have bad dreams
And they comfort you when all is lost it seems.
Fathers teach you to dribble a basketball and shoot a free throw
And they lead you as you grow.
Fathers teach you how to drive a car
And they try to teach you how to putt for par.
Fathers wipe the tears of your broken heart
And they hold your hand when you don't know how to start.
Fathers quiz the boys who take you on a date
And they scold those boys who bring you home late.
Fathers carry you on their shoulders when you're too small to see
And they watch as you giggle when...
I'm still your loving partner
can't you wash away all your
wrath and resentments,
Try to understand my sentiments
I'm going crazy for just knowing
the spring is about to go,
this is not the wrath season.
Come, come along with me