(Tekle Tareke) Taktar is a member of the Victims of Sinai Torture Association, Adi Harush refugee camp, Ethiopia. (The author is not a CVT client.)
After all that Here I am A L I V E Don’t ask how it comes let me share with you some, And how I am
ya…after all that wrong journey, torture and…after all that wild rape and violence Things from a world of no torture Beating, burning…no chance to breath once yaa…it’s true…
Time of melted plastics drop were considered as break time. Reddened hot metal rod heavens denied, to let’s escape through dying
IMAGINE…IMAGINE All crying in agony there and here faint heartbeats echoing in the ears falling world leaving black clouds of doubt
I can remember…noses farewell the smell of dust the tired mind is weakened to realize the dusk forgetting that there might be another dawn
OH…oh… the soul was still there while the body was gone All this was then, which was hard to share I don’t(I did’t) want to share it, and I didn’t dare But then I got support from CVT, so, now I don’t care I’m strong enough to stand against TORTURE That’s why…after all that time
Here I am alive.