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 Cuba /  27 November 2016 /  10189 views
Comandante Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz When we look at history and how it's all unwound There are few people on the planet that have been more tightly bound With the liberation of our troubled human race Than the man from Santiago with the beard upon his face Dressed in green fatigues that he wore most of his years As he led his country longer than any of his peers And few men have been vilified more often in the news Than Comandante Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz Born into a country of Dengue and despair Ruled by foreign armies ever since Columbus got there He'd reject his privilege and join humanity Forced to choose between his species and his family And when legal means had failed to stop the suffering he saw He decided it was high time to work outside the law He organized a revolution with the rifle and the fuse Comandante Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz When you win a revolution, you might stop when you're ahead But in the Havana Declaration the revolutionaries said Wherever people anywhere are found to be oppressed As long as we have hearts that beat within our chests It is our duty to support them – and Cuba sent their troops And Cuba sent their doctors, in ever-larger groups And their leader was the one in the track suit and running shoes Comandante Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz It could have been someone else, and he might be the first to say The movement makes the leader, not the other way But around the world right now, sitting at their dinner plates There are people praising this man who stood up to the United States And lived life as a beacon for a new society With housing, healthcare, education and the human right to dignity Central to the vision for which he stood accused Comandante Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz I can't predict the future, but if the past is any indication Many more will follow the trail of the little Cuban nation And soon in Havana, I hope that we may see A statue of the man, to go beside Jose Marti But wherefore goes Havana, or Angola, Mozambique I'll always remember the big man's rosy cheeks If the world could vote for a leader, how many just might choose Comandante Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

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