I cry for the estrangement among whites and blacks,
yellows and browns, Christians and Muslims;
for the rich who reach water from golden faucets
and the poor who carry it in the buckets;
for the wine and salmon tables of the mansions
and the yesterday’s bread passing from hand to hand;
for the security of the politicians on the comings years
and the fear of the common people for tomorrow;
for the dreams of the righteous, that have not come true
and the audacity of the insolents, who have no feelings
and are not intimidated.
But I hope to have strength until my last day,
to pierce the veil that seeks to cover evil,
lifting up my sword in the Lord’s army,
always angry against injustice and oppression.
It is my faith that this will be
sacred and ultimate my soul’s redemption.
Published in The Phoenix, printed issue Abril 2020