Category Archives: Poetry

Calle 13: The Ayotzinapa Case Is a Disgrace

“All social causes are important, but it seems to me that the case of Ayotzinapa[1] goes beyond politics: it moves into the field of human rights. It [also] goes beyond Mexico: it is something much bigger…, it is a disgrace!” … Continue reading

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October 12th in Kobanê (Poem)

There are children still here, To our hearts they bring hope, Though we wish they were safer, They help us to cope, It’s their innocence driving us, On to defend, Our freedom, control, So we do not depend, We don’t … Continue reading

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October 11th in Kobanê (Poem)

Nearly six hundred dead, Since their forces advanced, Border crossing still ours, And resistance our stance, Heavy blows they have suffered, But the news says they’ve won, We shout “rubbish!” We’re here! This has barely begun! Food is rationed, we … Continue reading

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October 10th in Kobanê (Poem)

Fascist forces’ objectives, Civilian homes, As they roam through the streets, Passing rubble and bones, It’s disturbing and messy, Indescribably foul, Debris covering faces, Which lie on the ground, Though their arms are much better, Our spirits our high, So … Continue reading

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October 9th in Kobanê (Poem)

This is no normal war, What they’re seeking is gore, To destroy our lives here, To annihilate all, Each ten minutes that pass, We see shells and bombs fall, Our nerves truly wracked, As they pummel our walls, Their unlimited … Continue reading

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Galeano Lives On (Poem)

Darkness fills the jungle, As the branches block out the light, Sweat drips from his forehead, As his mind prepares to fight,   Silence falls as he pauses for breath, But the storm awaits…   A leaf on the ground … Continue reading

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Resistance Is Fertile

Resistance Is Fertile A collection of political poetry. The poems in this book speak about the social and economic conditions in today’s world (and yesterday’s). They are dedicated to the exploited of our planet and to those who seek to … Continue reading

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¡Viva Calle 13!

Hero worshipping can take away our own feelings of responsibility or personal worth, so it’s important never to place others up on a pedestal as if they were some sort of untouchable. All humans are fallible, though degrees of fallibility … Continue reading

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CUBA: Los Aldeanos – ‘Aldito El Gusanito’ (Lyrical Translation)

I would be a gusano               if I exploited my position, To steal from my people,         and still avoid prison, If I repressed and silenced     a whole generation, And cut, at the root,                their wings of imagination, … Continue reading

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