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.
Copyright © Ivan Velasquez | Year Posted 2020
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