Manifesto Of Pain

by Victor D. Sandiego ● Created: Sep 19, 2014 ● Word count: 182

As you may know from an earlier post, Noris Roberts, a poet from Venezuela has been working towards the causes of peace and justice through her international project, a project in which others poets and musicians participate by reading her work and composing music to accompany it.

I recently had the priviledge of recording two of her pieces, which have since been set to video and published on her YouTube channel.

This latest piece is titled Manifesto of Pain. The video work is outstanding. Kudos to the video producer and of course to Noris for her strong words and unflinching observations. As she says:

This is my humble tribute to those who sadly died between February and May, 2014; to those who were imprisoned; to those that, ever since 1999, have and are being persecuted and discredited for thinking differently; to the reviled and humiliated; to the people who took to the streets with courage and hope, leaving up to their last breath, trying to restore democracy and justice to Venezuela, and its return to the rule of law and freedom for its citizens.

8 comments refresh

By Kaila Rench on Oct 02, 2014 08:35 (UTC)

Awesome poem!! Noris and Victor it's wonderful that you teamed up for this since the content is extremely powerful and the production is outstanding. We in Uruguay know that this is the Venezuelean reality but it's impressive seeing it this way. I fully agree with a comment I saw in Youtube since not everyone is happy with the attitude adopted by our governments. Most of the people I know believe that In Venezuela individual rights have been undermined. By the way is an I also saw the previous poem, Do Not Judge Me as My Sin Deserves, which is absolutely beautiful.

Congratulations to both of you.

P.S.: Victor your way of reading the poem was incredible.

By Victor David Sandiego on Oct 02, 2014 16:11 (UTC)

Thank you Kaila. It's been great working with Norris and having an opportunity to help out with her project. When I first saw Manifesto of Pain, I realized, that despite the particular circumstances in Venezuela, Norris' words could also apply to other places in the world. Although details vary from regime to regime, there does exist (unfortunately) a similarity of repression that we see as we look around. I think the universality Norris' words helps give them their power.

Thanks again, and thank you Norris.

By lilimar figuera on Oct 08, 2014 11:12 (UTC)


i'll share it and keep it!!

By carlos buroni on Oct 08, 2014 11:42 (UTC)

Gracias Noris por tu constante trabajo en favor de la paz y en auxilio de tus connacionales, que tanto aprecio y tanto necesitan vivir en un país más tranquilo, y justo, equilibrado, democrático.

Mis felicitaciones a Victor David por su brillante interpretación de tus sentimientos y a los que te secundan en tu constante campaña.

Saludos y afectos desde Argentina (donde tampoco es tan fácil vivir, lamentablemente).


By Miriam Millan on Oct 08, 2014 17:13 (UTC)

Maravillosa interpretación Victor, Excelente producción, poderosas palabras Noris.


By mercedesa arcia on Oct 09, 2014 05:51 (UTC)




By mermi arcia on Oct 09, 2014 11:59 (UTC)

Buena producción, excelente narración de VICTOR DAVID SANDIEGO , el contenido de los hechos ,impresionantes , como siempre lleva la firma de NORIS ROBERTS

By MILLAN ARCIA EINSTEIN on Oct 15, 2014 22:30 (UTC)

I feel proud at the brilliant expression but at the same time touched with this expression of concern and pain. The abuse and the agony inflicted by some abusive governments over his own people has not walls and has no end unless the society come together united to fight for their rights. This fight in my opinion can in not be based only in the use of brutal or destructive nature but with intelligence and constructive approach.