Revolution’s price (Fidel’s story)

A hero or a dictator
nothing in between
A ruthless hangman
for his enemies
An inspiring guide
for his followers
A revolutionary leader
demanding free health care,
free education for his people

An economic breakdown
made an end to all
he fought for
Suffering, starvation
He couldn’t protect them anymore
They became what was his
greatest fear
Outcasts and fugitives

As the illness took control
he transformed into
an emaciated version of himself
At the same time, the land prospers anew
The price has been paid

Daginne Aignend is a pseudonym for the Dutch poetess Inge Wesdijk. She likes hard rock music, photography and fantasy books, is a vegetarian and spends a lot of time with her animals. Daginne started to write English poetry four years ago and posted some of her poems on her Facebook page and on her website. Read other articles by Daginne.