• DEAR compatriots,
Dear solidarity friends,
You all well know, today is
different, today we have many friends in all parts
of the world who are aware of our situation, of our
case and who support and encourage us, every moment
of this long battle for our freedom. But 15 years
ago, after our arrest, we were totally isolated and
imprisoned in those cells in the so-called hole.
There, I began to write poems; I didn’t know if they
were really poems, but this was the most effective
way I had to endure that brutal, unjust punishment.
Today I would like to share with you
some of those poems which I wrote with a very small
pencil and an innocent soul, in the month of January
1999, during those 17 long months of solitary
Facing your gaze, I have again
Without fear of my pain, I heal my
Taking from your garden the most
Flower, filled with your aroma and
Facing you today, I continue walking;
With a firm step the sun covers my
How beautiful it is to continue
To multiply my love by every star.
You well know that there are days of
When breathing becomes deeper.
Life is only life when there is
To deliver the truth before the
We will reach the sun
Take me today with your essential
To you home of pure wood.
When my hand parts the brush,
Give me a star without delay.
Take me beyond this harsh winter
With your flame of peace illuminate
And may we together accomplish the
Of making a world that might not
Hand in hand let us walk
With no fear of the infinite
We will reach the sun, no matter the
If we are always firm, we will
With my face to the sun
Do not deny me the shade a river
Do not limit me to a single song.
Do not take away a sea which has
Do not separate me from the star of
Do not delay me any longer in your
Do not try to see without my reason.
Do not incite me to change
Do not judge me without seeing my
Do not put me looking toward the
Do not attempt to kill me as a
I am a man and good, take it as
One day I will die with my face to
I once more send all of you, dear
friends, our infinite gratitude for your support,
your solidarity, your immense love.
Let me reiterate to you that simply
reading documents about our case is enough to
understand the colossal injustice committed.
Let us continue moving forward!
Five strong embraces!