She is a Cuban poet who wrote on philosophical and social topics, but also of love and passion. You can read about her and see some examples of her work at the link above.
'Our challenge is to write a new poem or prose poem in response to Carilda's words."
My response is to the last one presented at the link. No politics or war in this one; only the . . .
when the tip of my tongue moistens
the tip of your sweet breast
i think of naked coquette eve
and how she enticed the serpent
it was the fruit she pleaded
its syrup cloying sticky on her chin
and adam could no more resist than gravity’s apple
plummeting headlong into boggy mother earth
that is how i fell into you crazy love-crazy
turbid salacious over-ripe and bursting with seeds