Karel Kryl, 1968

http://www.52insk.com/footnotes-to-slovak-culture/kryl-bratricku-zavirej-vratka/

So you are here, brothers from Kain´s blood,

messangers of night that stabbes you from behind,

so you are here, Stalin´s grandchildren,

but not as yesterday, today it s without lilacs,

 

thanks for your iron peace doves

and thanks for your bitter almond kisses

the faith was stabbed in the beautiful country

bright red rose hips are monument to murdered.

 

Thank you and hugs

for your provocation and for shooting children

our homes shall be your homes

lead-smelling cimeteries are witnesses.

 

I know, it was a mistake to spit on memorials

we have but hope, we were and we will be

thanks so much you seizure-brothers

thanks so much, we ll never forget,

we ll never forget!

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