migueltio

June 12, 2017

Every Step Mattered


Every Step Mattered

 

Many marched today

they marched today in

a way that in the past

they could only

say

that they wanted

some day

to march again

like the

way

that they finally did

today.

 

Today many laughed and

waved in pride enjoying

a parade without so

heavy a commercial

side

compared to the years

where many waved

but

cried

lamenting the slide

in

pride

mourning that it had

all but

died.

 

No Goya

No Jet Blue

No Pepsi or

Coca Cola

No Knorr

No Yankees

No Sprint or

Motorola.

 

For a while many were angry

that big companies had

rejected but many forgot

that the lifeblood of

this event runs deeper

than the corporates themselves

had ever

suspected.

 

 

Unlike the recent past

the corporate choke

hold this year was

a goner, and thanks

to those negative

corporate choices,

they could march again

for the art

for the poetry

for the music

for the words

for the deeds

for the voices,

for the culture

for the dignity

for the awareness

for the honor!

 

La Isla itself

needs so much help

today

let us hope

let us act

let us give

let us pray

that in some way

those there can

have a better say

so that this annual

march is not a mere

display of a place

whose future is

constantly on

delay

for they deserve

as we here do

to have

the ability to chart

a vision toward

a better

day!

 

-Miguel

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