Democracy Lives

Democracy lives!

It is alive and well

on a small but significant island

of green luscious mountains

where the Coqui announces

when the moon shines brightly

and love is in bloom,

Democracy lives!

It took a few deep breaths and many anguished sighs;

It became desperate at times;

It was angered and disappointed;

it slowly began to loose faith in itself.

 

But the people sang, danced and stood firm.

They revived the pride of their cultural heritage.

Stood tall to exemplify the martyrs who fought for justice

and their ancestors who died believing

that someday, someway, somehow

they would be heard and taken seriously.

 

The people raised their collective voices,

They sang, danced and remained faithful

that the song of justice

would be proclaimed from every mountain top.

 

The people for the people won!

They took charge, organized

and proclaimed

fidelity to the idea

that a democracy is where

supreme power is vested in the people.

 

Our children will listen to the story of today

Our grandchildren will praise the brave

who strove for the truth,

who marched and chanted for justice.

Justice for all!

Even the dead!

God bless Puerto Rico!

 

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