Pocho

poem by: Q. Ramirez
Written on Dec 07, 2016

(prelude to I Am No Prophet)

This evening like all times my pride is being a Pocho
Like Abraham I was born on the other side of the river
His river was the Euphrates mine is the Rio Grande
Our commonality is God fearing but it ends there

My ancestry is in the valley registering back before the Alamo
I am first generation born al otro lado 
My pride is not in the country of my birth rather in it's people
My raza, orale que yo oro por ellos ese aqui y alla

Here and there my raza struggles for survival
A people that no country cares for
Abused by politicians, laws and criminals on either side of the Rio Grande
These countries only want their labors and sweat
But not their presence
Me, I ma here to stay

 

Tags: deep, hope,

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Cecilia Crasto commented:
And things are not getting any better, there will always be that divide, and the poor will continue to help the rich grow richer...very good, just one small correction in the last line.
Q. Ramirez commented:
thanks Cecilia, yes the cartels in Mexico are very powerful and corrupt the whole political system. I am aware of the "I ma here to stay", it was intentional as a play on words, I do that a lot. Thanks again, I might have to change it if it is too confusing.
Christopher Russon commented:
Lovely worded poem.I am getting on in in years now but Mexico is a country that I wish I had visited in my younger days.I feel corruption is everywhere.
Theresa Taylor commented on Jan 08, 2018 at 4:37am
Powerful

 

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