Tribute poem to the assassinated (Helmin Magno Wiels)

(Ed. Note: Tribute poem to the assassinated [5.5.13] parliamentarian of Curacao and leader of the island’s Independence movement. Poem by the St. Martin poet Lasana M. Sekou)

Magno

(Helmin Magno Wiels

Dec 9, 1958 – May 5, 2013)

by Lasana M. Sekou

Another king

just crowned in the kingdom

of blood, a coronation of bullets wheezing death

in a hail of the assassin’s contract of hate

circling to puncture through

the riddled breastbone of the nation

to still&rent the sovereign heart from beating true

but we are who we are even when we fear to be

tula.karpata.mercier.wakao.sablika.doktor.paapa.

and “E Politico mas grandi di Curacao

diadomingo pasa di 5:15 atardi

a yega pa cumpra cuminda na …”

this day, de doden de doden dem walk

victorious, from liberty park to mari pampun

to carry him away, the fallen son, Home

but for the living,

aki, yunan

lucha no kaba.

© by Lasana M. Sekou 2013.

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