Dignidad Cubana

"Four Martyrs"

They flew close to my beloved Cuba
  Three small planes with patriotic brothers
  Beneath blue skies and above calm seas
  On a humanitarian mission for all to see.

  Suddenly in international airspace
  Following the dictates of the Beast
  Infernal MIG warplanes, fighters of death
  Fired their missiles without missing a breath.

  Crumbling and crashing to the sea,
  Two small planes, unarmed and free
  Piloted by Cuban heroes.

  They are:  Mario, Carlos, Armando and Pablo
  Whose pouring blood like the eternal flame
  Lights the way to Cuba’s freedom and Castro’s shame.

    M A N U E L    B L A N C O

          February 24 - 1996

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