Élève-toi

Réveille-toi, terrienne,
Du sommeil de la mort
Dans lequel tu as sombré
Depuis tant d'années.

C'est maintenant ou jamais,
Créer un autre destin
Qui te satisfera;
De l'amour partage partout.

C'est maintenant ou jamais,
Regarde en toi-même avec fierté,
Que dans tes mains il coule encore
Le sang des vieux ancêtres.

La devise est la liberté
Dans ton cœur, tu dois la porter
Élève-toi avec tes dons,
De nouveaux chemins tu ouvras.

Wake up, earthling,
Out of the sleep of death
Into which you have sunk
For so many years.

Now or never,
Create another fate
That will satisfy you,
Share your love.

Now or never,
Look within yourself with pride,
That in your hands it still flows
The blood of old ancestors.

Make freedom your devise,
In your heart must you wear it
Rise up with your gifts,
New paths thou wilt open.

Deșteaptă-te, pământene,
Din somnul cel de moarte
In care te-ai adâncit
De atâția ani.

Acum ori niciodată,
Crioeste-ti altă soartă
Care să te mulțumească;
Iubire împarte.

Acum ori niciodată,
Caută-n tine cu mândrie,
Că-n mâinile tale mai curge
Sângele vechilor strămoși.

Deviza-i libertate,
În inimă s-o porți,
Ridică-te, cu ale tale daruri,
Noi drumuri vei deschide.

Photo credit: josealbafotos on Pixabay


I post this modified hymn as a statement and a response to what’s going on in Iran and Russia. In my view, we’re all citizens of this planet. Do nationalities matter?  Boundaries, oppression are meaningless to me in this new era. I’m simply fond of Rebecca Campbell’s words “Rise, sister, rise”. It’s time.

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