A few weeks ago, while driving and listening to a talk show on NPR, I heard a woman reading a bilingual poem. The poem was so beautiful! As soon as, I got home I surfed the Web and found different versions. So, I thought I should have my own, this has been so much fun for me so, I hope you enjoy!!
I am from...
I, am from tortillas de harina papa's and fidello con carne.
I, am from a small wooden framed home in San Juan that smelled like cominos.
I, am from curvy figures and big lips.
I, am from the fragrance of White Diamonds sitting on my grand mothers dresser.
I, am from the peach tree that grandpa took care of like, it was gold.
I am from Veladoras, Rosarios, and Psalm 23
I, am from "cada cabesa es un mundo" and "no puedes tapar el sol con un dedo".
I, am from barbacoba after Sunday mass con Johnnie Canales.
I, am from The Rio Grande Valley raspas on hot days and fajitas on week-ends.
I, am from pan de polvo, the dollar dance,and menudo after weddings.
I, am from when grandma picked up a stranger off the side of the road and, then gave her a lecture.
I am from "tocame porque me ases ojo" and "barame con un huevo porque me asiste ojo".
I, am from my uncle George who we call "Choche"
I am from the Pink Maybelline mascara, Cover girl powder, and big 80's hair.
I, am from "no tes fregando no aye dinero" and "mejor ponte a limpiar".
I, am from my tia's Petra, Elisa, and Olivia that know every detail about a feud that
happened 20 yrs ago.
I, am from "dime con quien andas y te dire quien eres" and " el muerto y el arrimado
a los tres dias apesta.
I, am from my aunts Licha and Bertha that grew up in a rancho and now live in "el norte"
I am from "ponte vicks" and "ponte savila" for everything!
I, am from when I took my sister's car without permission and then wrecked it.
I am from the ghost that lives at my moms house that she keeps denying.
I, am from my house on Live Oak filled with so many memories.
I am from my Mom and Dad Melinda, Bey, and Bobby.
And all my tias and tios
who I call my family.