Faith of Our Fathers – What Pegman Saw
I stare up at the statue of the man who helped liberate my country so many years ago, and wonder if I am capable of the same.
The Dominican flag that once flew proudly behind the bust of Juan Pablo Duarte is now little more than rags. My country is ablaze, my people cowering in fear.
I feel their gazes upon me, the men and women who have followed me to this peak. We make our last stand against those extraterrestrial invaders, conquistadors of another fashion but with the same intent–to bind us in chains and drain the milk and honey from our land.
We will not surrender while our hearts still beat in our chests. Our weapons are not as strong. We have no airships, no means of movement other than our blistered feet. But when they come for this mountain we will make them bleed for it.
*Written as a response to the What Pegman Saw January 20th photo prompt. Pico Duarte is the highest mountain peak in the Dominican Republic. It is named after Juan Pablo Duarte, a founding father who helped liberate the country from Haitian rule.
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