Thursday, November 10, 2011

Broken Spanish

Por Juan, who has worked harder for his American Dream than anyone I know.

Orale, Juan,
Lo siento
Para Los Estados Unidos
y el pinche immigration policies.

Lo siento para tus hijos
who are citizens,
pero tu, tu eres "ilegal"

They say your English is "broken"
pero mi Espanol is terrible.

I think, yo pienso que,
es el color de your skin,
that los politicos no gustan.

Pero, let us remember
la historia.
California used to be Mexico.
And so, creo que it is yo, not tu,
who must learn the other's
language.

Entonces, Juan,
this poema es para tu,
mi amigo.
Lo siento.

I am trying to learn,
pero yo,
like muchos Americanos,
tend to forget things.

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