La Tierra Buena ( The Good Land )

La Tierra Buena ( The Good Land )

A Poem by Abraham Luna

Everyone who lives here is blessed


Abraham Luna


La Tierra Buena

My cousins walked down the invisible road of opportunity through the desert. They risked their lives crossing the orange Sonora mountains. They described to me the hot air that that felt like the sun was scorching their brown skin, for they had to hide from the bird that would stop them from attaining their freedom. They had heard the stories from their abuelos saying if they were to cross the bricks of oppression you’ll have a whole new futuro, for the riches that await you. The Estados Unidos. La tierra buena. A symbol of hope, a symbol for change, a symbol of opportunity, the land of opportunity! a second chance at life. Now I’m here a child of a Mexicano who wanted a better life. He did the impossible. He gave me that chance. He has given me that opportunity because of what he did. He has now told me Agárralo y lo puedes a ganar todo.

© 2017 Abraham Luna

Author's Note

Abraham Luna
I wrote this when while my professor was giving a lecture, please leave a review i would love to see what you guys think?

Abuelos = Grandfathers
Futuro = Future
La Tierra Buena = The good land
Agarrlo y lo puedes a ganar todo = Grab it and you can win everything
Estados Unidos = United States

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You are very articulate! I love to read more.

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Added on December 2, 2017
Last Updated on December 2, 2017
Tags: United States, Chicanos, Mexicanos, Mexico, Family, Spanish


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