2. Abdi Ahmed--War

2. Abdi Ahmed--War

 I’m not interested in people fighting

over tribalism,

I’m interested in people

solving issues.


When I was young

I moved, one place to another

because of war problems,

my dad always wanted me

to be safe, he wanted

the best for me.


Born in a war zone,


father was gone,

family was crying,

people were dying.


Each time my father

saw a family member get killed

it hurt his heart

to see this violence.


My father decided

to get me out of Africa

he sent me to Pakistan

and he always told me,

people might take things

from you, but they can never take

your knowledge.


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