The ideals and the statement that will remain with us forever

- antonio2012

One of the five Cuban anti-terrorism fighters unjustly held in US prisons, Antonio Guerrero, expresses his gratitude for all the support and love he received on his 55th birthday which coincides with the 60th anniversary of Fidel’s historic self-defense submission known as History will Absolve Me.
By: Juventud Rebelde

Dear friends:

It’s noon on October 16th.
Countless Happy Birthday messages have been arriving via regular mail and via this other way, the email.
With these short lines, I would like to express my gratitude to everyone for their beautiful words of love, solidarity and support.
My son Gabriel is turning 21 today.
Today is also the birthday of my close friends at the airport of Santiago de Cuba Carlos Vizcay and Marietta; and the birthday of the sister of my classmate in Kiev, Ramonita Ontivero. May my message of congratulations get to them and to all the friends who share this same birthday.
I’ve just written a decimal poem, let me know what you think of it.

Fifty-five
Life and its seasons,
like a ship and its ports.
Life, the living and the dead
among poems and songs.
Life and its reasons,
its good dose of determination.
And, all of the sudden, it takes a leap
over walls and guards
towards the horizon, far away.
Oh, good heavens, fifty-five!

Today marks the 60th anniversary of Fidel’s self-defense submission after the events of the Moncada, which is known as History will Absolve Me. Marti’s just ideals collected in that statement have always been with us and we know that our people will defend them at any price.
Five strong hugs.

We shall overcome!

Tony Guerrero Rodríguez
Marianna Federal Prison
October 16, 2013

Translated by ESTI

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