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La Operación

By <a href="/centrovoices/meet-the-authors/j-f-seary">J. F. SEARY</a>

La Operación

Can you hear
The silent sobs of
Babies crying?
A generation lost
 
Mass genocide of our future
They talk in whisssssss-pers
No one knows them
Hundreds of thousands of
Singers, writers, maestras, doctors, politicians, actors,
Mothers, fathers, hermanas, lovers and friends
 
Look into their faces
40 years of women robbed
40 years of girls destroyed
40 years of bodies scarred
40 years of memory loss
 
Doctors on salary
Preying on pobres
Prescribing sterilization for the poor
Carving up innocent wombs
Praying that mothers
Never learn of their
Crimes against humanity
 
Generations of Boricuas gone
Generations of Puertorriquenos wiped out
But we are here….
The voices of the living
It is through us that
The spirits of unborn children
Survive

© J. F. SEARY. Published by permission in Centro Voices on 11 April 2015.