Last Breath / Poem by Agim Desku

Poem by Agim Desku

 

Last Breath

For my tribe and I
Song and war
Are the identical journey 
To keep the oath alive

The sun
Is the last breath
That holds my
Spirit alive

Gods
Were the last
When they called
My name

Why I protected
My oath
And the land
That was robbed

Beginning
And end of life
I connected with the bone
Of the land

I’ve destroyed
My fear
While I was singing
Battles

References: 

In this poem, the writer Agim Desku, was referring to the battles that Albanian people have gone through many times.
“Song” is a symbol of not giving up. Music (“song”) provides them the strength they needed during that period of time. 
The “oath” known as “BESA” is a tradition that Albanians have in their culture. Being trustworthy is very important to them as they promise to protect their land and its people. 
When the poet mentions “Gods”, he is referring to all beliefs and religions. 
The “Sun” gives him hope for a better future..
“”Bone” of the land” means he will die for the freedom of his Country

 

FRYMA E FUNDIT

Për mua dhe fisin tim
Kënga dhe lufta
Janë i njëjti udhëtim
Për ta mbajtur besën 
Të gjallë.
Dielli
Më është fryma e fundit
Që ma mbanë në jetë
Fjalën e shejtë.
Zotnat 
Nëse janë të fundit 
Kur më goditën
Në emër.
Pse mbrojta 
Fjalën
Dhe tokën 
E grabitur.
Fillimin 
Dhe fundin e jetës
E lidha për ashtin 
E tokës.
Frikën
Ia mbyta vetes
Deri sa këndoja
Betejave.

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