Where I am From, A Poem
September 03, 2012
This is a poem by Jorge A. read at the open mic event by la Coalicion Latino Americana and United for a Dream in Charlotte, North Carolina, performed at the welcoming of the No Papers No Fear Ride for Justice on September 3, 2012.
Where I am from
I am from Gabriel and Ignacia feeding me mis frijoles machucados con arroz y queso.
Yo soy de tortillas hechas a mano que se acen en picadas
I am from playing loteria and losing all my money
I am from my father lisening to Ana Gabriel, Marco Antonio Solis, and “bidi bidi bom bom” to my mother playing Los Tigres del Norte
I am from “Jorge levantate para la escuela, no te voy a decir otra ves.”Read More »
Migration is a Human Right
August 29, 2012
Migration is a human right
Whether on foot, bike or flight.
It is how the souls of the living connect with those of the dead.
It is how dreams travel
After they have been incubated in someone's head.
Migration is life.Read More »
Migration is culture.
It how dreams plan for a better future.
It is how the starving reject famine.
How the brave refuse to live in fear.
It is the way the world was built,
the ultimate law of the land.
Migration is what happens when love transcends borders.
It is the joy of a life worth fighting for,
The pain of the war-torn.
Chela: For the Undocumented, Freedom is not Free
August 18, 2012
A poem by rider, Isela MerazRead More »
No Papers Rosa No Fear
August 08, 2012
habia una vez una RosaRead More »
who got on the bus
an act so small like this endeavor
can change peoples lives forever
let us get on the bus
to share the story of us
we are taking a ride
there is nothing to hide
this is our destiny
to cross borders & be free
you see we are some of many
sons & daughters of journey
this road we travel...
YO NO TENGO MIEDO
August 04, 2012
SIN PAPELES Y SIN MIEDORead More »
YO LE ESCRIBO A MI NACION
PARA QUE LA GENTE MIRE
CUAL ES MI AFLICCION.
NO LE TEMO A LA MIGRA
MUCHO MENOS AL GOBIERNO
PORQUE SE CON RESPETO
LES DEMUESTRO LO QUE SIENTO.
LLEGE AQUI DESDE CHIQUITA
Y NO CONOSCO OTRO PAIS
ESTUDIE PA' SUPERARME
Y ALGUN DIA SER FELIZ...