As a child the things I wanted wasn’t always the best for me.
I wanted the shiniest toys even though necessarily it wasn’t a necessity.

My parents gave it to me, but along with it a prayer was painted.
“No matter what God has for you, I pray that its companion is greatness.”

I stand here working towards my goal, towards making my parents proud of me.
For the day that I make it I know, that my successes were not due to all of me.

As my mom looks at me, smiles and says your dream has come true.
Our dreams came true.
Because both of our prayers have been answered.

By Hasan Hussien