The first plea

N. Lygeros

Translated from the Greek by Athena Kehagias

My Lord I never asked you for nothing
even on that day that I died on that island.
I always felt free even though I was beleaguered
even when I lost my life for the second time.

But now that my death lived and I am no longer near them
I plead... do not abandon my brothers.

Now that all the stars in the universe are out
don't allow my homeland to become a prison.

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