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Our Land

April 14, 2010
By agtha.shellen SILVER, Clifton, New Jersey
agtha.shellen SILVER, Clifton, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend.
Albert Camus
A mere friend will agree with you, but a real friend will argue.
Russian Proverb

I woke up to my mommy’s screaming.
For a second I thought I was dreaming.
My baby brother’s crying,
My daddy’s dying,
My older brother’s gone . . .
I just want to live to the next dawn.

The soldier’s coming, I start to cry.
He picks up his gun,
Points at my younger brother’s head.
My mommy starts screaming and crying.
I run and hide behind my daddy’s tree;
I close my eyes, shield my ears, and count to three.
I open my eyes, My mommy sitting there,
arms wrapped around my younger brother
My daddy’s gun at her feet.

She calls me and says:
“This is our land!”
Then her eyes close and she becomes motionless.
My eyes water and I become emotionless;
I’m alone.
My daddy, mommy, brothers - GONE!
I pick up my daddy’s gun.
This IS our land!

The author's comments:
when i wrote this article i was thinking so much about what my people are going through and how maybe the generations before us fled their country but our generation is going to fight for it right to voice our opinion....

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