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TOM AWONGO

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Tom Awongo
Is 18 years old
He is not a footballer
He does not play on a pitch
Of green grass
With jumpers for goal posts
Tom Awongo
Was a soldier in Sudan
In the Lord’s Resistance Army
He knows how it feels
To saw off the ears
Of a dead man
To breathe in the smoke
Of burning flesh
To have a bullet
Shatter your knee
To be so hungry
You want to curl up and
Die
Tom Awongo
Was abucted by
the Lord’s Resistance Army
When he was 15 years old
Tom Awongo
Is just a child.

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Notes

Please support the work of UNICEF by helping them to stop exploitation of children in ALL worn torn areas of the world. Tom Awongo is just one of many thousands of children abducted and used in armed conflicts.

Lest we forget. 11-11-04

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/tom-awongo/