Continuing tasks
From Santo Domingo to Cuba
there is a great story
in a perennial sway
along those paths of sea and sky
that extends from the Caribbean to Latin America.

With Máximo Gómez and Martí
these lands are sown
of roses and love
and freedom rises wherever it wants.

What a caribbean this!
like all our land
there is no dividing border
we are the same spring.

What race is it, mine!
the one with caribbean blood
with its revolutionary song
returns consciousness
that was created of yesteryear.

One and a thousand times more
we are caribbean
hot blooded
we are Latin Americans ...

-forward not a step back
our peoples claim it
united after the fight we will win
Long live unity!
© Alexis Hidalgo