I Embrace My Latinos

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem I wrote in college for Latin Heritage month, which was published in The Literary Journal of Bronx Community College, Thesis, 2017.

Submitted: September 25, 2018

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Submitted: September 25, 2018

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My brothers, my sisters I embrace you

Learning of your story and loving it as my own

Boats may have divided our ancestors, but our roots keep us grounded

Los apoyo, mis Latinos, you who came out of despair

Brought forth love a life through music and dancing

Catch the four beats for bachata and loosen your hips for salsa

Roll your R’s a little I was taught, place the emphasis here

But my favorite words of all are “te amo”, “te quiero mucho”

Words that were not common in my household

So for this reason I embrace my Latinos, con brazos abiertos

Because you showed me how it feels to be embraced


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