In what is probably the last post on his blog prior to the General election, Franco Debono quotes a patriotic poem by Ruzar Briffa.
It is a clear message that the people need to unite as one – that the distinction is not between reds and blues but between Maltese who will vote for the good of the country and those that vote to use the country for their own good.
The poem also stresses on the need to participate in bringing about a change that the people badly need, particularly the last line that emphasises that finally we can put an end to the politics of the past and look forward to a new direction in providing unity for all the people of Malta and Gozo.
U l-Kotra qamet f’daqqa – u għajtet: “Jien Maltija!
Miskin min ikasbarni, – miskin min jidħak bija!”
U l-Kotra għanniet f’daqqa – u semmgħet ma’ l-irjieħ
L-Innu ta’ Malta tagħna, – u l-leħen kien rebbieħ
Fuq ngħas l-imgħoddi ġwejjef, – in-ngħas ta’ l-Apatija,
Xħin ruħna kienet rieqda – ġo sodda barranija;
U l-ombra ta’ Vassalli – qamet minn qiegħ il-qabar,
U għajtet: “Issa fl-aħħar – jiena se nsib is-sabar.”