The bereaved peoples
by Bonifacio Byrne
Translated from the Spanish by Roberto Hope
God of Mercy, forasmuch as You exist,
put Yourself on the side of the bereaved
and they will rid themselves of their tormentor.
Let them that, by breaking off their chains,
they may shake off the sorrows from their spirit.
And that they stand up, as the courageous,
And to You will go up their benedictions,
And on this earth, there'll be many more lions
but there will also be much fewer serpents.