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Cousin Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem The Cousin We Feared Caren Krutsinger Free verse cousin, memory, nostalgia,
Silence Brandon Butler Free verse 12th grade, conflict, cousin,
No safe haven Gajanan Mishra Free verse age, care, confidence, cousin,
Premium Member Poem Blind Date Richard Breese Limerick anger, cheer up, cousin,
Premium Member Poem Trump Anthony Slausin Free verse cousin, relationship,
The Purple Belladonna Debjani Mitra Rhyme cousin, beautiful, betrayal, black love,
Premium Member Poem Kid's Table Greg Gaul Free verse christmas, cousin, family, friend,
Deer Colette Colette Dright Light Verse cousin, family, fun, funny,
Premium Member Poem My Cousins the Bears Caren Krutsinger Prose Poetry cousin, 4th grade, 5th grade,
Turmoil and Pain Tamara Myles ABC best friend, cousin, death,
Elusive Ephemeral Ethereal Expansive Timelessness matthew harris Free verse allegory, allusion, cousin, creation,
Premium Member Poem Clumsy Cousins Gerald Dillenbeck Free verse cousin, health, humor, myth,
No Last Call taai tekai Name cousin,
An Epitaph Subimal Sinha-Roy Epitaph cousin, humorous,
B28-P2-I LOVE YOU Jerry Wells Prose Poetry cousin, 9th grade, africa, age,
the heroin addict jan hansen Blank verse cousin, cry, death of
Stof Jimmi Canada Blitz cousin, 3rd grade, basketball, class,
Pappy's Moonshine Still GeorgeKenneth Martin Lyric august, boyfriend, brother, cousin,
I accidentally let one loose Jack Webster Rhyme america, anxiety, brother, cousin,
Stabbed back in the love Dawa Zangpo Blank verse cousin, anniversary, anti bullying, bangla,
Ignored Opinions randy johnson Rhyme cousin, people,
continuity jan hansen Blank verse community, confusion, cousin,
the voice jan hansen Blank verse courage, cousin,
HOGGEY Jimmi Canada Prose Poetry care, city, cousin, cry,
Premium Member Poem Aunt Windell Caren Krutsinger Kimo child, children, cousin, funny,
Don't Come to My Funeral Jali the Bard Quatrain betrayal, cousin, death, family,
Open Book Danny Morales Olmos Bio cousin, america, anxiety, books, confidence,
Losing virginity Amelia Josephie Blank verse cousin, anger, appreciation, beautiful, blue,
Premium Member Poem SEEING INTO MY FUTURE Line Gauthier Free verse cousin, growing up, introspection,
CONFUSTION kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Light Verse adventure, celebration, cousin,
coffee is latte now jan hansen Blank verse community, confusion, cousin, crush,
Hill Rats Kathryn Sweeney Free verse adventure, cousin,
My Vistors Arnold Nelson I do not know? blessing, celebrity, cousin, feelings,
Wind Martina jhones Light Verse cousin, angel, beautiful, bird, butterfly,
love Martina jhones Romanticism care, cousin, first love,
Teer a najar Varish Gautam Elegy anger, confusion, cousin, crush,
Lovers' Moon Rocell Grace Aranas Free verse cousin, baby, baseball, basketball, beauty,
The Last Dance Rocell Grace Aranas Free verse courage, cousin, creation, crush,
Fly High Little Angel Blic Echols Rhyme child, cousin, death, dedication,
So Didn't Pedro Have a Brother Indiana Shaw Couplet brother, cousin, funny, satire,
Sometimes I want To Dance curtis johnson Free verse bible, childhood, cousin, dance,
HOLLER VAL BROOKLYN Rogers BLK PANTHER Cinquain cousin, anger, angst, boy, brother,
I Let Another In Saudia Holmes Narrative betrayal, conflict, cousin, emotions,
The last thing zoey lockhart Bio cousin,
Premium Member Poem The Kiss Of Your Life Vee Bdosa Lyric absence, beauty, blessing, cousin,
HEALING HUGS Anita Harris I do not know? cousin, uplifting,
Premium Member Poem I Remember Julie Leigh Rodeheaver Bio brother, childhood, cousin, dad,
Our Love To Our Queen Tiffany Saxon Light Verse birthday, cousin, dedication, family,
Tribute to Kenrick Garcia Patricia Garcia Howard Bramble Free verse absence, cousin, death, family,
The Eyes Have It curtis johnson Narrative cousin, growing up,

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Cousin Poem Example

The Meaning of Bread and Tortillas

"Mi primo" means my cousin in Spanish.
He calls me his "primita"- little cousin.
This is the story of how mi primo
Taught me about the meaning of bread;
Of the meaning of tortillas...
He and I are exchanging languages 
Over Dairy Queen chicken strips;
I repeat the words he teaches me
Back to him in my all-american 
White girl accent,
Trying to learn how to Salsa 
With a tongue that only knows
How to stumble over the trills
And rapid-fire hot-sauce syllables-
He makes me say them again and
Again until I sound like a distorted 
Calle 13 track on repeat...
Mi primo offers me the bread
That came with his meal;
I ask him why he doesn't want it.
He says he doesn't eat bread;
He is Hispanic; he eats tortillas-
Do I know tortillas?-
He gestures, indicates the 
Flat, full moon-shaped
Circle of a torilla with his hands.
Si, I know tortillas.
What I want to know is-
What the heck do tortillas have to do
With whether you eat bread or not?
So mi primo tells me una historia
About a guy he knows,
20-something and something else...
All his family came from Guatemala;
He was brought up going to a church 
With a pastor that preached sermons
That trilled like heavenly trumpets;
He has skin that was colored warm 
As if he had grown up kissed by 
The sun of his family's homeland;
He knew how to speak English but
His mother tongue was always Spanish-
His cousins were his best friends
Because being "un Guate" means
Knowing the meaning of "la familia"...
He learned at age 21
That he was born in America.
Eagerly, he shed his Hispanicness like
A snake skin that had grown too tight,
Clutching at the revelation of his birthplace
Like a get-out-of-jail free card,
Hides the color of his face behind
The red, white, and blue of his
Irrevocable Americanness... 
He doesn't go to church anymore,
Because American guys don't 
Have time for God;
He buys big, fancy cars he doesn't have 
A prayer of paying off because
American girls are supposed to like
That kind of thing;
He tries not to remember 
The meaning of la familia...
And he always eats bread-
His tongue has suddenly turned
Too American to abide the taste,
The flatness, of las tortillas...
He is the reason that mi primo cannot 
Abide the taste of bread, too thick
With the flavor of betrayed heritage
To sit easy in his stomach...
Mi primo offers me,
His little blonde all-American cousin,
The bread he doesn't want.
I wonder if one day he'll
Mean the word "primita" enough
To offer me a tortilla.

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