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When People See

May 2, 2013
By Firefaerie SILVER, Austin, Texas
Firefaerie SILVER, Austin, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not pity the dead. pity the living, and above all, those who live without love" - J.K Rowling
"There's always another secret" -Brandon Sanderson

When people see my face
They will see the faces
Of my ancestors

When people see my hands
They will know that I work hard
Just like the people of my past

When people hear my voice
They will hear the laughter
Of my family, long gone

When people see me
They will see that I'm Hispanic
And that I'm proud of who I am

The author's comments:
Did this for a Cinco De Mayo project in English. Hope you like it.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Jun. 4 2013 at 6:54 pm
kikixkupkake GOLD, San Marcos, California
17 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The things that walk out when we open our minds." -Dylan McCoy

Good job! You should add some more context. I think this poem would be really nice if you added some feelings about being Hispanic, or what is was like for your Hispanic ancestors in the past. Overall, it has lots of potential!

on Jun. 4 2013 at 6:49 pm
LittleLadybird GOLD, Carrickfergus, Other
14 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
To be nobody but yourself in a world that is trying it's hardest every night and day to change you into everyone else is to fight the hardest battle a human being can fight, and never stop fighting.

The simplicity of it works well, could maybe use more description or substance?

on Jun. 4 2013 at 6:43 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1159 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

This is beautiful :)

on May. 8 2013 at 3:39 pm
BorderlineGenius777 SILVER, Lewiston, Idaho
7 articles 0 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most would be content to take their own and depart."- Socrates

Its pretty nice. I think maybe it could use a little more substance, but still, its not bad!