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My personal revenge will be your children’s

right to schooling and to flowers.

My personal revenge will be this song

bursting for you with no more fears.

My personal revenge will be to make you see

the goodness in my people’s eyes,

implacable in combat always

generous and firm in victory.

My personal revenge will be to greet you

“Good morning!” in streets with no beggars,

when instead of locking you inside

they say, “Don’t look so sad!”

When you, the torturer,

daren’t lift your head.

My personal revenge will be to give you

these hands you once ill-treated

with all their tenderness intact.