Go to Cuba, O Yes!

There was this man,
Delago, they called him.
Hey, Delago, how are you?
He was from Cuba

you are a hero.
Yes, a hero!

In the Days of Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro

Yes, in the Days of Fidel Castro.

There was hunger in Cuba
O yes
hunger in Cuba
Go to Cuba, O yes

In Cuba hunger prevailed
Go to Cuba, O yes!

In Cuba hunger prevailed
Real real hunger
Hunger prevailed
Bitter hunger
Excruciating hunger

Delago could not provide
for his children

There was no food anywhere
yes, there was no food
no, not one
no, not one.

Each day, Delago's wife went
in search of food
and got nothing

Nothing nothing nothing
nothing at all
yes, she got no food

And so, Delago's children
went hungry
Delago's children went

Delago had no choice
he decided to flee Cuba
yes, Delago hatched a plan

Delago was a truck driver
a truck driver
a truck driver

Go to Cuba, O yes!

Delago hatched a plan
to flee Cuba
yes, to flee Cuba

Delago fled Cuba
Delago fled Cuba
Delago fled Cuba

With him were about 120
desperate people
Delago fled Cuba

Delago drove desperately
to a border
Cuba had a border with America

Delago drove through the fence
the barbed wire ate people's flesh

But Delago succeeded
he fled Cuba
though some unlucky fellows
were caught

Delago and over a 120
desperate people
Fled into America.

About this poem

In the days of Fidel Castro, there was so much hunger in Cuba, that those who had opportunity escaped from Cuba.

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Written on June 08, 2024

Submitted by israel_u on June 08, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme axxb cdd dDDD d bebE FE Fgfgg xh ijiHH kjc cxj hlkl xba gGG E abb BBB xMB lgb xx xbxx bMb
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,385
Words 319
Stanzas 22
Stanza Lengths 4, 3, 4, 1, 4, 2, 5, 2, 5, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 1, 3, 3, 3, 3, 2, 4, 3

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  • moonlitrose
    this is so touching ive heard stories from friends .very well expressed.
    LikeReply1 month ago


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