Reflections on the Seed delegation to Magdelena Medio
and here we must face this struggle so that we may remain.”
Song from Las Pavas, singer and author Etni Torres
If these rocks could speak, they would tell us of men and women fleeing to save their lives.
If these rocks could speak, they would tell us how the mountains converted into fields of blood.
If these rocks could speak, they would tell us how they placed land mines in the womb of the earth that mutilated and assassinated many children, men and women.
But these rocks are silent, there are no tears, nor heart in them, they are the mute witnesses of the sufferings of my people.
And so the singers arose. I wonder if in their “do re mi fa so la ti do” you can feel their cry:
Song of Las Pavas:
The singers sang and may their song be heard because their history is the history of how my people bled, for the greed and thirst of power that some who with no respect for life have displaced, assassinated, mutilated and imposed economic models of death, but if they and us remain silent amidst the injustice and war, then as the great teacher said, “I assure you that if they remain silent, the rocks will cry out.” Luke 19:40
By: Alejandra Arboleda
Translated by: Kelly Lempa