Photo by: ANGELOUX


Soy de México donde viven mis abuelos.

Soy de las gotitas que me caen en mi cara.

Yo soy de mi mamá que me abraza y me susurra cuando me duermo.

Soy del sonido del canto de los pájaros.

Soy del corazón de mi familia.

Soy de donde la lluvia sale del cielo y me salpica mis dedos.

Yo soy de donde yo vengo.


I Am


I’m from Mexico where my grandparents live.

I am the droplets falling in my face.

I am from my mom who hugs me and whispers when I sleep.

I am the sound of the birds singing.

I’m from the heart of my family.

I’m from where the rain falls out of the sky and splashes my fingers.

I am where I come from.


By Emmanuel, 1st grade


Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Fidel Argueta, a 6th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. Faculty is Meliza Hull-Frederick, Spanish teacher. The background music is Music by Los Dinomitos Estefan, “Mexico,” 1998. Produced by Susan Phillips.


Poem a Day is made possible in part by H-E-B Tournament of Champions, Copy.com, The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and KPFT 90.1.

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