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The Beast

The Beast ( La Bestia ) You might wonder - who or what is the Beast? The Beast in Spanish means - La Bestia. The Beast is a cargo train that travels from Ciapas Mex. - to Sonora Mex. Throughout the years alot of people have gotten on that train. They all come from Central America. They want to come to the U.S. to look for the American Dream. The people call it - La Bestia, the train of Death and the train of Hell. A lot of people have lost their lives through out the years. They fall asleep and fall down or fall trying to get on the train. In the month of August of 2013, Ia Bestia derailed and a lot of boxcars went down. a lot of people lost their lives fifteen were from Honduras. Others were seriously injured and had to go to hospitals. Some had horrible deaths and still others survived. The people know about these dangers, but they still keep trying to come here. Now you know about The Beast, the train of Death and the train of Hell. It is easy for us to say why do they take those chances. We already have our lives established here. If we go to other Countries - it would be for pleasure. Those people are very poor in their Countries and their Government don't help. I think that we all have the right to pursue a better life. If we had been born there we would maybe do the same thing.....
09/12/2013 Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo

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  1. Date: 10/16/2013 6:33:00 AM
    Beautiful story and sentiments, LLucilla... Very nice... Terry

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 6:05:00 PM
    Great story Lucy and so true, millions around the world are on the move for a better life, many of them taking enormous risks to achieve that, no, we can't blame them, though I feel we have to do something to make peoples lives better where they are before we run out of room . Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 5:28:00 AM
    Good morning Lucy, a terrifying poem to know this is true. I know of this very well. some don't make it to live the American dream. and you are right, we have no reason to describe the insanity of it all. I too would have pursuit the American dream, ..... I'll be back later this morning. Luv & hugs... Linda

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 11:37:00 PM
    Excellent. Interesting write and penned well. Enjoyed. Tfs

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 3:12:00 PM
    interesting write and so glad i read it none of really know what happens in other countries and its so sad tina x

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 9:34:00 AM
    What a tragic story... appalling! You present a very sad insight into the lives that are so desperate to follow a dream of something many people take for granted. Well written, beautiful lady! Hugs, Jack xoxox

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 2:13:00 PM
    People want to leave the squalor of their surroundings, and are so desperate that they will risk their lives trying to escape. Very informative.

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 8:41:00 PM
    I know I would be hoping on "La Bestia" if I lived there. I watched a special on TV about that train. You described it perfectly!

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 4:47:00 PM
    How frightening this train of death seems, I don't know that I would try this route even if I was living in these foreign countries, if I was born there and lived there! This seems incredible that people would try this deadly trek to reach the US! This is a tremendous write based on this massive train! I really enjoyed reading this amazing poem this evening! What a brilliant piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 3:15:00 PM
    Hola Lucilla, A well crafted and thoughtful write.. Ken

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 11:45:00 AM
    AMAZING PIECE HAD ME DRAWN FROM THE LETTER

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 11:39:00 AM
    - With their lives at stake - all for a better life .... - (Try it if you dare!) - Very well written, Lucilla ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 11:06:00 AM
    A whole lot to think about here. A heartbreaking event, yet the people still power on towards something more for themselves. You defined courage here in this writing.