Because we are a small, poor country full of people with big hearts Because we never visit anyone empty-handed Because there is no way to tell foreigners the word “Kapsoura” to properly (burning desire for someone) Because there is still something valuable in Greek families Because we always do, even if at the last moment Because we were slaves for 400 years, but never take this as an excuse for our current state Because we are scattered all over the Planet Because we have the word “filotimo” (Honor for his friend?) In any other language Because foreigners, if they can not find a word, use one of our Because we share our problems and bad times with our friends and family and not with psychiatrists Because Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were Greeks Because we invented theater Because we gave birth to democracy Because we discovered logic Because we made the start in the science Because we are proud of our culture, not our war Because when we started to make the Parthenon, the others still slept in trees Because we have all these lights, which have made efforts to create peace through war
Because we see a difference between “eros” (in love) and “Agapi” (Love), while we feel both passionately Because Eros was a Greek God Because we gave the curse “Freedom or Death” Because we already woven leash than any other are still attracted to wolf skin Because “Greeks do not fight like heroes, but heroes fight like Greeks” (Winston Churchill, 1941) Because we gave our ancient alphabet to the Romans and our Medieval alphabet to the Slavs Because we are not ashamed to cry Because we dance when we are sad Because we work to live, not live to work Because 97% of the star names are Greek Because if we ‘brother or cousin “on the road every scream turns Because our churches are not dark inside full of special lighting Because our parents do not forget that we exist when we are already 18 Because if we want to get a sun tan, we go to the beach Because we confront every difficulty with humor Because the Olympics were born in Greece As we unite with our Olympic light the world and send the message of peace Because our sky is blue white Because 40% of the Oxford dictionary consists of Greek words Because we know what “Kefi” (joy in the fun?) Means and how to live it. …..PROUD GREEK SOUL!