1954



We ran
Faster than rain falling
Nothing but an object
Following my nose
 
I ran to the nearest camp
Smoke can kill you
We’re numbered
Coal that won't burn out
 
Papers won't register this
I’ve committed a crime
For those of the future
My language is a
disguise
 
I see the wolves come
Its more than 19 feet
I come from the south
 
where my feet chip away
papers left in the wind
beautiful snow
 
I’m gonna do it
No going back
Forgive me
Grandma
 
Squirrels cant smell me
But the rats will expose
I call to you
See me
See my culture
Forgive my sins
 
This is for the future
Throw me out
I'll come back
As a kitsune
 
Living in a castle isn't fun
But I tossed the blanket away
They told me lies
Licked them like candy
 
“There are no cats
in America”
“Streets filled with cheese”
 
The dogs will  run
A Coyote won't stop
for no one
 not even you
Cheese will mold
Who took the cats to America?

About this poem

This poem was based on immigration, mostly on immigrants coming from Mexico. This poem aims to talk about the neglection, adjustment, journey, and effort one makes to come to a new place with nothing but the things been told

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Written on March 16, 2022

Submitted by ValeriaP. on March 21, 2022

Modified on March 15, 2023

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Scheme AXXB XCXD XXEFG XXX HXX XIJX JBCJEX EDIA KHGJ XFX KXKCXF
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 944
Words 222
Stanzas 11
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 5, 3, 3, 4, 6, 4, 4, 3, 6

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