I Will also Die as I Have Lived

“The land of greater prosperity also has bad trees”, Andrea García Molina. Photo: Cubadebate

When exactly two months of the badly meeting of the artists of the so-called San Isidro movement were completed, its members returned to the scene, seeking, I believe, to recover from the then overwhelming defeat, of course, with the usual push of those who bet that 2021 will be the last year of the Cuban Revolution.

The platforms of the internet are abuzz, a few, trying to repeat their truth, because of that saying of a lie repeated 1000 times can become a reality, we on this side of history fighting to defend each of our conquests, each of our dreams.

In the midst of one of the most difficult periods that we have had to live, some paraphrase with their actions those verses of Poderoso Caballero es Don Dinero, by the well-known poet of the Spanish golden age, Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas:

“Mother, I humble myself to gold

he is my lover and my beloved,

because of pure love he walks continuously yellow.

What then doubloon or simple

 It does everything I want.

 A powerful gentleman Mr Money is. “

What a shame that these young people are the fruit of more than 60 years of a Revolution that has given everything to train and educate them as good men, but as Andrea García Molina, one of the most exalted poetic voices in the province, wrote in his Facebook profile: “The land of greater prosperity also has bad trees.”

It is the moment for intellectual artists, students and the people in general to define the side from where duty is, for my part, like my friend and many, many others, I too die as I lived. (IV

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Olga Lidia Gómez Ramos

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