newritings

March 13, 2008

A Poem still to be written _ Jorge Rebelo (1975)

Filed under: poetry — newritings @ 11:38 pm

I would like
to be able
to write a poem
as exalting,
as beatiful, as profound
as the victory of the people.

A poem telling
about the whole struggle, and how
it was waged
and won.

A poem recalling
the heroes who gave their lives:
with their bodies they built
the necessary bridge
that led us to victory.

A poem telling
finally
the reason for our struggle:
the new life we are building,
the pride of being who we are
the radical rejection
of exploitation.

… … … … … … … …

One day somebody will write
about what is already life
before becoming a poem.

2 Comments »

  1. […] A POEM STILL TO BE WRITTEN […]

    Pingback by More poems of resistance from Mozambique « newritings — March 15, 2008 @ 12:03 am | Reply

  2. very inspiring poem to all those who are fighting against repression and tyranny.

    Comment by k.ravi babu — June 21, 2011 @ 12:44 am | Reply


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