Mi corazón es como un mapa

repleto de sueños y lágrimas.

Mi corazón es un lugar donde

todos pueden hacer amigos y

amarse mutuamente. Mi corazón

es donde los arrendajos azules cantan

en un día soleado de verano.

Mi corazón es un lugar donde

puedes subir las montañas y sentir

la fresca brisa en tu cara

Mi corazón es como un tulipán

esperando para florecer sus

pétalos brillantes. Mi corazón

es como un mar cafecito,

dulce y de chocolate.

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My heart is like a map

full of dreams and tears.

My heart is a place where

everyone can make friends and

love one another. My heart

is where the Blue Jays sing

on a sunny summer day.

My heart is a place where

You can climb mountains and feel

the cool breeze on your face.

My heart is like a tulip

waiting to bloom its

brights petals. My heart

is like a dark brown sea,

sweet and chocolaty.


By Esperanza, 3rd grade

Click the media player above to listen to the poem read on KPFT 90.1 and KTRU 96.1 by Jaelynn, a WITS Youth Advisory Council Member. The background music is “Clap Your Hands” by Jahzzar. Produced by Susan Phillips.


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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, KPFT 90.1 and KTRU 96.1.

One Response to “Mi corazón (My Heart)”

  1. Steve Hardesty

    This brings tears to my eyes, it’s so beautiful. May Esperanza never lose her freedom to let her heart sing. As a visitor to Houston, seeing the first stanza of this poem on a street banner downtown makes me love this place.


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