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To the Martyrs

They were electrified

and their death rattle is that of endless life.

They were hanged

and their last breath was sown in the future.

They emptied their eye sockets

and yet their eye gaze is luminous and joyful.

They were gunned down

yet the bullets returned against their executioners.

They were blasted away with dynamite

and yet there they lie, their heroic corpses.

They tried to silence them

yet their voices multiplied in a thousand rebellious voices.

They were executed

and yet they exist.

We must not grieve them

instead, we have to follow their steps

until we reach the sunshine of Victory!!!

Diego Salazar Luongo