This blog's title means "Cuban-hearted woman" (very loosely translated!). I settled on this name because it had a nice ring to my unschooled ear and, more importantly, because I think the Cuban people seem to have so much
heart, and they're in my heart for that reason. In general, the people I've met in Cuba are quite consistently open-hearted and big-hearted in the way they relate to each other or to visitors in their beautiful land. A piece of my heart now resides in Cuba, with the warm, wonderful friends I've made there. This blog is not intended to be a guide to Cuba, just a forum for my eclectic bits of writing – poetry, opinion pieces and information gleaned from my personal experience and reading.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

POEM: Worth a War

A fairly recent poem, once again playing with personification, and expressing my desire to do what I can to assist in improving life for my Cuban friends.


Worth a War

I want to fight for you,
my beautiful one,
my beloved place.
I want to start my own
You stir my blood
and haunt my soul.
You make me cry.
You are worth a war –
one with no violence
this time.

I want to touch your face,
my beautiful one,
my beloved place.
I want to caress you
with my toes,
as I walk upon
your warm sand
and slip into your bay.
You make me smile.
You are worth a war –
of words and paper
this time.

I want to see you smile,
my beautiful one,
my beloved place.
I want to see the sun
wink above your
and I want to know
you have everything
you need.
You are worth a war,
dear Cuba.

– J.R.C.
June 21, 2010

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