Where I am From Poem

Based on the poem from: George Ella Lyon

I am from books

From organized shelves and bubble wrap

I am from the brightest room

(Peaceful, secure, the breeze was what could only be heard)

I am from the snapdragon flower

Full of strength, growing every day with courage

I’m from the dinner table and big feet

From Hernan Giraldo and Margarita Mutis

I’m from the family sundays and Christmas family reunions

From “You are the eldest, you are supposed to be more responsible” and “You must take care of your sister”

I’m from the He sacrificed for us, and was hanged from a cross for the forgiveness of all sins

I am from Colombia

Lemons and cherries

From the parachute lesson my mother refused to complete during my grandfather’s military training

The tumultuous time my father had when he moved from Medellin to Bogota with his siblings.

On a TV table in my apartment are three photo albums, all filled with different faces and moments which have shaped our identity and kept us together through all this time.

 

Mystery Solved, Teenager Steals The Yellow Cadillac

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The yellow Cadillac before being crashed in Mango St.

 

This afternoon a Puerto Rican teenager from Mango Street stole and crashed a yellow Cadillac. After having stolen the automobile, he was seen again driving around in Mango Street with some cousins, sisters, and friends. When the young man heard the police sirens, he dropped everyone off and sped up, unable to manage the corner in such high speeds, the juvenile crashed the Cadillac into a lamp post where he came out without any serious wounds. In the other hand, the Cadillac’s front part was gravely damaged. The juvenile was handcuffed and taken to the Police station in a police cruiser. As they passed through Mango Street they saw his cousins, sisters, and friends waving at him as he was taken away.

 

By: Juliana Giraldo

 

Questioning my own bias:

Puerto Rican Male Crashes Yellow Cadillac in Mango Street

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The yellow Cadillac before being crashed in Mango St.

This afternoon a Puerto Rican male drove away from police and crashed a yellow Cadillac. After reaching Mango Street he was seen again driving with some cousins, sisters, and friends. When he heard the police sirens, he dropped everyone off and sped up, unable to manage the corner in such high speeds, he crashed the Cadillac into a lamp post where he came out without any serious wounds. In the other hand, the Cadillac’s front part was gravely damaged. The Puerto Rican male was handcuffed and taken to the Police station in a police cruiser. As they passed through Mango Street they saw his cousins, sisters, and friends waving at him as he was taken away.

By: Juliana Giraldo