Spanish for the posture you assume
When the odds are against you from birth,
When foreign aid assumes a permanent role
In your community
Because it seems unlikely that you’ll ever
Prosper without it,
When people celebrate your capacity
To be hard pressed and not crushed.
Songs of struggle should not be sung
By every generation-
Today we have different sets of problems
Yet the cries in the streets
Sound awfully familiar.
Surely we can imagine a world
Where our kids don’t have to be
Freedom fighters too
Sure, we have no choice today
But ’til when?