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Song for Ben Linder, Juggling for Peace

A Song for Ben Linder

U.S. Volunteer killed by the Contras
while working to electrify El CUA

by Nina Serrano

A Song for Ben Linder, from Heart's Journey
A Song for Ben Linder, from Heart’s Journey

From Heart’s Journey, Selected Poems 1970-1999

Ben Ben
You turned on the light
The town shining so bright
for the very first time
Oh Ben Linder
You watched all alone
so far from your home
to get the job done

Ben Ben
Changing wind and water to light
Making endless day of darkest night
People soared with the sight
Oh spirit of light
You lived to be free
so that others could be
Juggled with creativity
Bringing forth electricity
From darkness to light
Changing wrongs to right
We carry on your fight
til the dawn of pure light
on earth as it is in heaven

Ben Ben
Spirit of light
Making endless day of darkest night

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