Benedetti dies

Mario Benedetti, extremely important poet, one that railed against torture and exile and sang about love and freedom, died.

What to say? That words were powerful, and poets our conscience, and a happy future a possibility.

People are sad, nostalgic and they write articles that leave oh so much missing.

Remember “Hombre preso que mira a su hijo” (video, or the poem)

uno no siempre hace lo que quiere
pero tiene el derecho de no hacer
lo que no quiere

llorá nomás botija
son macanas
que los hombres no lloran
aquí lloramos todos

gritamos berreamos moqueamos chillamos
maldecimos
porque es mejor llorar que traicionar
porque es mejor llorar que traicionarse

llorá
pero no olvides

More poems here. Be sure to check Tactica y Estrategia.

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