Mike Quille

I Am Chavez

I am Chavez
I am the Indian with the chicken and the maize
Cheap food for everyone

I am Chavez
I am the clerk in the Caracas office
Nationalise the banks

I am Chavez
I build houses in San Cristobal
Expropriate the landlords

I am Chavez
I am the doctor in the Bolivar Clinic
Hands off the NHS

I am Chavez
I am the soldier who fought for the people
End the Afghan war

I am Chavez
I teach religion in the new village school
Jesus was a communist

I am Castro

Mike Quille © 2013

Note from the editor: The Recusant joins with Mike Quille in mourning the passing of Hugo Chavez, socialist leader of Venezuala, who by his long championing and emancipating of the poor of his nation against the vested interests of rich elites, put 'capitalist' governments throughout the world to shame. We hope the Socialist Venezualan Republic will survive his passing and find an equally benevolent leader.