Manifiesto de Crecimiento

By Blanca Bañuelos

Illustrated by Lucinda Hinojos


I think we all know
You, I, Us 
That we belong. 
So when politicians oppress us, 
Lock us up, detain us, dehumanize us
We will rise up from the shadows and 
Fight back. 
We will hold each other, 
Nurture each other 
Como si fuéramos plantas 
We don’t believe their oppressive words 
We won’t become their hate
Nos alimentaremos con palabras de amor. 
When america and white supremacists
Tell us to go back home 
We will remind them that this isn’t their land. 

This Is Stolen Land!

When they try to silence us 
Bury us
Les recordaremos 
Que somos las semillas 
Que traerán la revolución 
Y verán que somos un pueblo valiente 
When they think they have conquered us, 
The voice of our people will echo through generations 
Reminding them that 
We were never conquered.
Nos recordaremos con historias que serán 
pasadas por generaciones y no olvidadas. 
Cada uno de nosotros creceremos y floreceremos 
Con el dolor y el amor de nuestra gente. 
Para los que ya no están con nosotros,
Para los que están en el presente
Para los que vienen.
Somos de aquí y de allá.

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