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Don't prohibit me from loving

You may call me the killer of all the newspaper headlines; you may call me the tainter of my father’s fame, or the denier of our history. You may call me what you want, but I do not want to know myself as a hater. I don’t want hatred to be hereditary. I believe in love and humanity. No skin color, no eye shape, no language, nothing can prohibit me from loving a human who deserves to be loved.


Susan K.A.'s picture

"I believe in love and humanity"

Thank you for your wise words, Zarha, and for the poetry in them....for reminding us that love is more powerful than anything and can transcend language/cultural barriers and the weight of history. Your words give me hope for our future. I believe in love and humanity too, in the healing power of love and forgiveness. May your daring and truth-telling be contagious and may we all do our best to forgive and love even those we're told don't deserve it.

With prayers for peace,



"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being."

zarha.saifey's picture


Dear Susan,
Yes, indeed! Love is more powerful than anything, however, unfortunately, we are living in a society where love is a shame and forbidden. Hatred is an honor for which we go to war, we fight, we kill and we get killed. We fight with someone whose eyes in not like ours, whose words differ from ours. We hate each other because our grandfathers and ancestors used to hate each other. It's so sad! It’s so sad to be prohibited to fall in love with someone from another ethnicity, another language or another group while we are all one, human, and we believe in one thing--humanity.
Thanks for the beautiful poem. I love Hafez's poems. He’s odds make my soul dance!


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