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Allenika ...


Fighter, the Survivor


I am a fighter, the survivor
I wonder where’s my family
I hear the heavy boots of soldiers running
I see the enemy all around me
I want to have a peaceful life
I am a fighter, the survivor

I pretend that some women is my mother
I feel like the death is chasing me
I touch the scars and remember the flames
I worry that many wont make it to freedom
I cry about my friend who was murdered
I am a fighter, the survivor

I understand that my village was burned
I say that one day we will be free
I dream that I will see my family again
I try to stay alive under the burning sun
I hope the days wouldn’t be as long
I am a fighter, the survivor


(A poem after reading “What is the What” book, about Valentino Achak Deng)

Submitted: Monday, January 26, 2009
Edited: Friday, October 09, 2009

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