Today I missed my train by 10 seconds
I have to wait 20 minutes to catch the next one
That is why I got upset and grabbed a paper and held a pen
To write something in order to relieve my anxiety
If you want to know how time is expensive just miss a train
If you want to know how a friend is valuable just miss one
If you want to know how a partner is vital just ask a divorced one
If you want to know how a mother is precious just ask an orphan
If you want to know how freedom is essential just ask a prisoner
If you want to know how democracy is significant just ask a victim of war
If you want to know how family is crucial just ask a migrant.
Yahya Abdelkarim was born in Northern Darfur, Sudan. He fled from Darfur in 2005 and lived in a refugee camp in Ghana for 2 and a half years. The Australian Government granted him a humanitarian visa in 2007. He is the Secretary of Media for Darfur Community Association of Australia and a board member of Darfur Australia Network Organization. His humble slogan for life is, life, flame of hope always burns and tomorrow would be better than today.