I ask you
Dieser poetische Ansatz - aus dem Herzen der nierenkranken Ellen geschrieben - haben wir aus dem Englischen nicht übersetzt. Ihre Gefühle waren für uns unantastbar.
"I Ask You"
I am a prisoner, though I have not
committed any crimes, I have had a
sentence passed and the price I have
to pay is my life.
There is no lock or key or prison wall
that keeps me shut away.
I stand before people that judge me
every day, but they do not give me a
hearing or pick a fair jury.
I pay a high price for something
that cannot be bought and I accept
the road I have been made to walk.
I am not unhappy for I have learnt
things that other people may not be
taught, I have been privileged to see
things, when most people wouldn’t
get to look and I have already heard
what most people have yet to hear.
Fear holds a meaning but I don’t
fear what I cannot see.
I can bear to stand and look at the
sometimes harsh face of reality. And
one day pain will be a chain that
will hold me down, but I am a fighter
and the one thing a fighter must
do and can only do is fight.
All I ask is that for now you give me
a chance and realise there are others
for whom I ask the chance to really
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