Aldo Kraas

Rookie (July 15 1964 / Sao Paulo Brazil)

Flight - Poem by Aldo Kraas

Guards keep their eyes on us inside this prison
Prisoner of Afghanistan war we are
Surrounded by walls
Inside those walls is only darkness
There are no windows to look out
Flight to freedom
From starvation
We haven't eaten for a long time
We look skinny as a tooth pick
We are finally let go by the guards
We are finally happy to be free
To see the light
A new life
A new beginning
A new hope
No more starvation
Plenty to eat for our hearts delight
No more prisoner of Afghanistan war
War goes on
But goes on without us
Because we left it behind
And we came to a new country
We took the long journey to freedom
In a new country
Happiness and freedom surround us
We don’t know how many have died in Afghanistan
We don't care about it anymore
We can't do anything about it
What matter's is that we are free?
We are so grateful to be here
Canada is our home
We are proud to live in a country like Canada
War makes people rich
The innocent victim dies
There is always money for war
But for those who need medical attention there is none
War is a terrible thing
It doesn't make people happy
It makes people greedy
It destroys people’s life
The people loose everything they got

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, October 29, 2010

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