Cultural Cornerstones: Supporting the creative voice in crisis affected communities

The Karen displaced on the Thai-Burmese Border

Orphan Song

Orphan Song


My name is Saw Moo Doh Wah and I am 18 years old.

Since I was a child until now
I have never received nor felt what the father’s love is,
I cry every time I think about this
I do not know what will I do and can not do anything.

Now, my mom is a poor widow
My sister and my brother have become orphans
I feel weak when I think about this.
I have to say that this is my life

I do not want war in the world,
Oh, I really hate it.
I do not want to see any killing and torturing
I do not want to live another live like this.

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