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Thoughts of a Teenage Immigrant

Poetry By: dlaura69

How I see the immigration situation.

Submitted:Mar 6, 2013    Reads: 26    Comments: 4    Likes: 3   

You act like you're perfect

But you're no better than me

So why is it that when you hear

About those "aliens" coming, you freak

I really don't understand

Why there's so much diversity in this country

I try to see the best in everyone

But it's hard knowing that they don't want me

You know I carry this fear inside

Every single day I pray for the best

I don't know much about my future

But everyday I hope my life remains the same

I feel so alone at times

But when I look around

I notice that I'm not alone

In fact there are so many out there just like me

We appear different to everyone else

But even though we might be different

There's one thing that unites us all

And that one thing is called fear

Fear of losing any kind of chance we have

Fear of losing an opportunity in life

Fear of being separated from the ones you love

Fear of losing hope in life

Now this might not mean much to you

But I'm just trying to tell you the truth

If you notice now a days

There aren't many "aliens" left in this place

Okay so maybe I went a little overboard

But you have to notice that "aliens" are missing

Oh wait, I must have forgotten to tell you

Aliens… well they're actually people

Now back to what I was saying

People are being separated from their loved ones

And unless you see them go

No one's really going to tell you that they're gone

Babies, children, teenagers, wives, husbands, grandparents

They're all picked by the higher power

And no I'm not talking about God

I'm talking about ICE

Now I might get in trouble for this

But it's hard being quiet for so long

Seeing them make fun of us for no reason

It makes me want to hurt someone

But it's not like I do that

I go on in life fearing my time

But when I do see a cop

Lets just say that silence overcomes us all

What can I say I carry fear deep in my heart

And I don't know if you believe this

But I think that's wrong

For a human being to fear who they are

Now this might not mean much

But people are supposed to be living their lives

I mean how would you feel

If you had to be careful all the time

I feel like a caged bird to be honest

I should be out there living

Searching for a job and college

But I can't for fear of being caught

Now you might be wondering

Why I can't get a job or education

You might even think I'm crazy for wanting that

But the truth is I would want nothing more but that

I'm an alien, immigrant whatever you want to call me

But even though I'm all of these names

And even though I have fear in my soul

I really wish I could be an American

But then again I'm thankful for me

And I'm not trying to be mean or show disrespect

But I think I'd be ashamed

If I judged someone else for whom they are

And what really makes me lose hope at times

Is when I see an ethnicity that went through the same

Through slavery, deaths, torture, racism, or criticism

And watch as they too laugh as we are sent away

It hurts when you say I have no right to be here

When in fact some of this land was ours

It hurts when there is a common thing

And instead of helping, you sit and judge

As if you were God

As if you are any different from me

As if you are perfection

As if you are more important than me

Now I don't mean that everyone is this way

I know there is good out there

And I know that good exists

Because I have good people around me everyday

It's because of them

That even though I fear losing hope

I hold on because even though they are a small amount

His or her kindness will rub on someone else

No longer will I feel fear in the future

No longer will I be an alien

The biggest things begin small

And if there is a little good then there is hope

And hopefully someday families will remain together

Children will not shed tears

As they see their parents in sorrow

And teenagers can grow and be the better future


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