"We Decide the Future"
by Giovanni Rodriguez, age 10. Poem, 2021
Helping our friends, our neighbors, our community. What I understand about community is people who live, work, and fight together for what is right. The right way shows people working together to stop being pushed around. Our people power shows we can come together and stop the injustice. My part is to help my mom water the garden and I help my dad with community projects.
The community I see is a place where kids can decide a place to play music, and do art, and just be a kid-- and where moms and dads have more time with their kids and people get to be healthy. The community I want to see, the community I will fight for-- my community-- is safe for all families, a place where all people can stay in their homes, a place for kids and adults, and a place where everyone can care for the land, and care for each other.
"La Toma/ The Take"
by Yadira Sanchez. Poem, 2021
Nuestra Tierra Our land , La Tierra que nos merecemos, Para nosotros y para las generaciones que vienen!
The land we deserve for us, and for the generation to come!
NO SER DIVIDIDOS
DO NOT DIVIDE US
SOMOS UNA UNION QUE HACE LA FUERZA Y NO DEJEMOS QUE NOS LLENEN DE ODIO Y VENENO
WE ARE THE UNION THAT MAKE THE FORCE DON'T LET THEM FILL US WITH HATE AND POISON
CON SUS DIVISIONES Y SEPARACIONES
WITH THEIR DIVISIONS AND SEPARATIONS
SOMOS GENTE GRANDE GENTE DE NEGOCIO!
WE ARE GRANDUS PEOPLE WE ARE PEOPLE OF BUSINESS
QUE SABEMOS CONVIVIR Y APOYARNOS
WE DO KNOW HOW INTERACT WITH ONE ANOTHER AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER
REGRESAR A LOS QUE SE TUVIERON QUE IR Y DARLE OPCIÓN A LOS QUE NO TUVIERON
BRING BACK THOSE WHO HAD TO LEAVE! AND GIVE AN OPTION TO THOSE WHO DID NOT GET ONE.
ESTA ES NUESTRA TIERRA!!
THIS IS OUR LAND!
QUE ESPERAMOS EL TIEMPO ES YA
WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR THE TIME IS NOW
by Kerrie Joy. Poem, 2020