What lies ahead without Fidel

Walking on a muddy copper colored field in Cuba

Walking on a muddy copper-colored field in Cuba

The earth expanding right hand and left hand,
The picture alive, every part in its best light,

Armored truck left by Russian and became the best transportation for us.

Armored truck left by Russian and became the best transportation for us.

The music falling in where it is wanted, and stopping where it is not wanted,
The cheerful voice of the public road, the gay fresh sentiment of the road.

Meet Cuban children giggling along the road.

Happy Cuban children giggling along the road.

O highway I travel, do you say to me Do not leave me?
Do you say Venture not—if you leave me you are lost?
Do you say I am already prepared, I am well-beaten and undenied, adhere to me?

At the end of the day, one has to admire the setting of the sun.

At the end of the day, one has to admire the setting of the sun.

O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you, yet I love you,
You express me better than I can express myself,
You shall be more to me than my poem.

Memorial building where heroes are cast in stone.

Memorial building where heroes are cast in stone.

I think heroic deeds were all conceiv’d in the open air, and all free poems also,
I think I could stop here myself and do miracles,

Miracles did happen that the guns are silence and another way nuclear war abated.

Miracles did happen, Silent cannons and another nuclear war abated.

I think whatever I shall meet on the road I shall like,
and whoever beholds me shall like me,
I think whoever I see must be happy.

The Fort now became a famous wedding spot.

The Fort now became a famous wedding spot. A new beginning for the newly weds.

A New Horizon for Cuba.

“Song of the Open Road, IV” was published in Leaves of Grass (David McKay, 1891-92) posted by Poets.org

4 thoughts on “What lies ahead without Fidel

    • Thank you, Linda. The good thing I’ve noticed so far, children are well taken cared of. Education and health services is a big thing in Cuba. But the people has to serve the country/government I suppose a ‘pay back’.

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