My Land – My Life

These kids have never been to school and have no access to healthcare. Their mother had sold off her land in their previous home to provide them to visit a hospital as they are all sick. She could not pay off her debt and therefore fled with her children to this remote village. She now faces eviction as a rubber company takes the land. With no land, income or government support the future for these children is bleak. These kids have never been to school and have no access to healthcare. Their mother had sold off her land in their previous home to provide them to visit a hospital as they are all sick. She could not pay off her debt and therefore fled with her children to this remote village. She now faces eviction as a rubber company takes the land. With no land, income or government support the future for these children is bleak.

Song composed and sung by Kosal

Oh my land, my farm

They aggressively invaded

They creep in all over

Without any compassion

With their power

They even kill

And sold all land,

to other companies

The forest far and near

They pull down and destroy

They’re hearts of a robber

Have no mercy

In their high status

In their sweet words

But their hearts are as dark,

as black magic

Seeing me in poverty,

Less charmed person.

They turn their back,

Use many manipulative influences

By not giving in

They remove by force

Pull down, demolish,

left only with sadness and tears.

To save the nation

Please save the lives

To release my soul

From a very deep ocean

So I can be alive

To live with my parents

And wish to live,

With happiness and peace.

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2 responses to “My Land – My Life

  1. Dorian Roffe-Hammond

    Healthcare in Cambodia is a perennial problem. Too many poor Cambodian citizens are being ignored and harshly treated for attempting to obtain basic medical treatment and a safe place to live. Aside from the numerous orphanages which struggle to safeguard the tiny lives of discarded children and forgotten adolescents, the National government of Cambodia should itself have long ago accepted fuller responsibility of taking care of its youngest citizens. By extension, the mothers and relatives of landless families are suffering an unnecessary burden of distress. Simply because the administration of Premier Hun Sen is more concerned with lucrative land deals and focused on augmenting their already burgeoning bank accounts.

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