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Quien como Ivan Who like Ivan

A Poem by Iván Velásquez Who else is like me? How far can he might be My whole life I had been training Preparing me for the toughest battles. I never considered having a girlfriend As something really important in my life I’ve chosen the path of sacrifice I’ve never ever forget about that. I never had regrets I live at two hundred percent Every second of my life is learning No moment is the true ending. I’ve suffered cried and smiled In every single part of my life When the things get really dark I will eventually find a spot of light. Half of my life is reality Half of my life is fantasy Every time that I’m alone Is because I’m trying to fight my inner war. Every soldier has a different cause They all wear same uniforms But they all have distinct souls This is why we love each other so much. I feel so lonely, so isolated I know that I will totally change As soon as I join the Army And perhaps again, I can be happy. Civilian life just doesn’t fits me I live here all sad and bored I know that my perspectives will totally change By the time that I will engage on war. No friends, no family, no wife All the doors are closing I need to do something with my life As maybe as a soldier, I will see myself smile. It is my decision I know that I’m going to war But after all the choices that I thought about I realize that I never really had one. My heart is suffering That girl doesn’t longer Wants to know about me My brain is burning, there is no stopping When thinking about her. I wonder the things that I can be Maybe a teacher, maybe a farmer But at the end of the day I realize That the soldier is the real me. When I engage on war I know that it will not be something new The fiercest battles that I had Started when I was very young. Maybe I can die young Maybe I will not find my True Love But I can only die once I’m making sure it is worth it. I’ve always lived with dignity I’ve always preserved my virginity But I just want to get a kiss So I can finally feel how it is. Who else is like me? Who else is like Ivan? No point of my existence If not helping mankind.

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