Amor Is All We Need

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In the past year, since I relocated to the United States, I have experienced the hate towards the Latino community, and other minorities that don't fit the norm. I've read comments online celebrating our President's position on immigration. I've been to conferences where the facilitator justifies America's increasing crime rate because of Latinos and African Americans. I've heard jokes, making fun of my culture and my language. And I have to admit, it really gets to me every now and then. So, this poem is a celebration of our differences and a stand against the Commander in Chief's xenophobic positions. It might make me naive, but I truly believe that love can save us all.

I attempted something I've always wanted to do, but never found the right circumstances to do so, until now. It is written both in English and in Spanish, so I apologize before hand for those who might not fully understand it. I will gladly answer your questions in the comments. It is written this way as an homage to those diversities that truly make up our society. I hope you enjoy.

Submitted: June 10, 2017

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Amor is All We Need

I think of this nation so divided,
Y veo corazones consumidos por el odio;
Closed-minded people being so misguided,
Por el hombre anaranjado tras el podio.

He says he’s breaking barriers but he speaks of walls,
Causando entre nosotros miedo y desesperación.
And we’re the last hope, as duty calls,
A ponerle un fin a esta insensata criminalización.

Somos tus amigos, tus vecinos, tus empleados;
We live differently but we breathe the same.
Becados, educados y con posgrados,
So why do you make us live with shame?

No importa if your straight u homosexual,
If you’re pequeño or like a tree so tall, 
Si te consideras creative o intelectual,
If you like pop, rap o te gusta el dancehall.

Si eres chico, chica, or none of those,
If you’re blue-eyed o si tu piel es morena,
Si te gusta tomar fotos, or if you like to pose, 
We all have blood running por nuestras venas.

Let’s sing a song together, por un mejor futuro;
Todos unidos, and holding hands we will succeed.
And though in this life, nada nunca es seguro,
Para salvar el mundo, amor is all we need.


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