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Across The Border

"La Voz"

La Noche sin agua --- I spill my loving lips
Dancing, laughing and celebrating life 
I am his queen, aka' dulce Nina
A night he must not forget 

Lunesta ... Suave ...
He savors every moment;
Then questions my capabilities 
Suddenly I feel like a refugee in my own house!
History and bad company, repeating itself
He wants to ruin the beauty of leadership
America on top, Latinos on the bottom
"Legally," he says, he'll welcome me 
Law abiding, I  pass the proper speech 
Stereotyped every time I share my race
Casting my poor nationality under the Rio Grand, 
A wall too tall, in which my people continue to build

After I give him my all
Children, love, support
The best tortillas in the house 
He offends a lifetime of memories
I'm a skillful woman, I dance with no music
   I love to work, I take the field 
   Picking cotton, like there's no tomorrow 
   I will continue to paint rainbows
And enjoy every color in my garden.

Today, I've forgotten what Mexico looks like
However, that does not cut him from 
accusing my race of planting too many trees 
Calculating, calling Latinos criminals, 
Forgetting his own sin, he wants to win
Insinuating we're robbing the American Dream
This is where I belong!!!
Go ahead and build more republicans
I'm already on the side I want to be
Born and raised in the USA


Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 11/18/2019 11:21:00 AM
Passionate, well felt and strong meaning. Your poetry is always so expressive and natural in a raw and treasurable way. Thank you for sharing with all of us!
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Date: 12/27/2018 5:45:00 PM
Well expressed. So sorry that circumstances cause such a need to write. Hugs
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Date: 2/8/2018 11:48:00 AM
Fantastic write. Very creative and compelling. Enjoyed immensely.
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Date: 1/19/2018 3:16:00 PM
Ahh ablas el espaniolMe too, yo nasi en bunos Aires Argentina I like  your poem  mixing a bit of Spanish and English, nice The wall is going to mess the normal Goings of animals  Like the coyotes  that go through it,  It's going to mess up the environment
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Date: 1/10/2018 1:26:00 AM
What a schmuck that man is...powerful machine gun delivery of words to put an end to it.
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Date: 1/10/2018 5:43:00 AM
Yup, Donald Trump for President... ;)
Date: 4/2/2017 3:53:00 PM
Wow.' I can sense the conflict and yet oneness in these powerful expressive lines P D, I hope it works out well as time goes along, it is quite reflective of the whole current world situation paradoxes abound, look at all the food shows then the slimming ads..' its like you can eat yourself perfect, whilst accepting lower wages and spending more in the economy at the same time.'
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Date: 2/27/2017 12:36:00 AM
Awesome write as usual :)
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Date: 12/21/2016 11:36:00 AM
A very powerful, but gentle piece Linda, Were all the same inside!! Best Wishes Kevin
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Date: 11/11/2016 12:06:00 PM
This was so smooth and great wow!
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Date: 10/9/2016 8:45:00 AM
We are on the same side Linda even if we are in different places on this planet! Great poem!
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Date: 10/7/2016 9:29:00 AM
A lovely and powerful piece.
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Date: 10/7/2016 5:44:00 AM
Was this perchance inspired by that Trump character? :) Your words blaze across the page as your voice carries this to fruition. Magnífico!
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Date: 10/4/2016 1:39:00 PM
Great ink
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Date: 10/1/2016 3:09:00 PM
you are always putting the heart out heartfully wishing you lots of smiles and happy days rock as you walk there
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Date: 9/29/2016 10:14:00 AM
Good stuff. Well put. Best, N.
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Date: 9/25/2016 5:24:00 AM
Strong the words and the perspective of the victimised. Sure discrimination will never end, its like a disease in genes! And often it starts in our very self...I can link with this, I'm what I'm and proud to it! :D Well penned Linda.
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Date: 9/24/2016 12:05:00 PM
In your poem I see a high spirited woman proud of who she is, not letting in life bring her down. I enjoyed your poem a lot.
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Date: 9/22/2016 2:10:00 PM
Quite nice, thank you
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Date: 9/21/2016 9:31:00 AM
very powerful. really enjoyed this read. i appreciate the comment and look forward to reading more of your poems :)
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Date: 9/20/2016 5:26:00 PM
Trump should see this. His forebears did not only come across the border, but across many rivers. Let him also return to Germany. Nice, very bold and direct!
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Date: 9/16/2016 7:01:00 AM
"After I give him my all Children, love, support The best tortillas in the house He offends a lifetime of memories" –– Bravo Poet! ––))
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Date: 9/2/2016 11:25:00 PM
someone please put a wall around Trump so he can play king for a day and not hurt anyone;And make him pay for it. P. D. you really know your way around the human heart and I suspect you can hear the voice of God in the silence of your heart.What is called "A knowing without knowing." you know but can't explain.The presence of God in peace.
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Date: 9/2/2016 8:41:00 AM
Great poem I really enjoy your portrayal of it xx
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Date: 9/2/2016 8:36:00 AM
lovely wording free verse well I'm following you now so Hiya :)
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Date: 9/1/2016 3:50:00 PM
wonderful write must say and for peace in world around we must pray wish u gud and great all the way lovefromINDIANOCCUPIED-Kashmir
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