The world is reeling in shock and despair following Russia’s attack on Ukraine, as many have shared words of encouragement, prayers and support for the country.
But The Kiffness has found a different way of expressing himself — through his craft, his gift, his music. The ‘Drill Sergeant DePalo X The Kiffness – I Left My Home (Live Looping Cadence Remix)’ video, which was reshared on social media and garnered more than 5 million views on YouTube since its initial release, features soldiers marching, coupled with powerful words that evokes so many emotions.
“I left my home – to join the army. I left my home – to join the army. The day I left – my mama cried. She thought that I – would surely die. I left my wife – crying at the door. She knew that I – would die at war. I left my son – playing in the yard. Seeing daddy leave – made him cry so hard. The day I left – I shook my daddy’s hand. He said that I – had become a man.”
The video is captioned with a quote by G.K. Chesterton: “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” The Kiffness added “#PrayForUkraine “.
One Facebook user commented and said “When I first heard this, I almost cried. I could not even think that the war would be in our Ukraine. Let there be peace in Ukraine” while another said “This is intense… Great masterpiece as usual.. And my heart and prayers to the brave men and women of Ukraine”.
Here’s a further look into the despair facing Ukraine as a father says a painful goodbye to his daughter to stay behind to fight against Russia.
— Marios Komnos (@MKomnos) February 24, 2022
Picture: The Kiffness / YouTube