Es de noche
Escucho un gato peleando en la fábrica.
Yo escucho a los monos brincando
De un árbol al otro, hacen mucho ruido
Y no me dejan dormir.

Es de noche, y en mi casa escucho
La tele prendida, mis hermanos gritando,
Y yo pienso que las estrellas se fueron
Al otro lado, bien lejos, donde no las puedo ver.

Es de noche
Y en mis sueños escuho un avión
Que me lleva a México para ver a mi abuelita.


It is nighttime.
I hear cats fighting in the factory.
I hear monkeys jumping
from tree to tree.
They are making a lot of noise,
and they don’t let me sleep.

It is nighttime,
and I hear the TV on at my house.
My brothers are yelling,
And I think of stars that have left
to go to another place, very far away,
where I can’t see them.

It is nighttime,
and in my dreams I hear an airplane
that takes me to Mexico to see my grandma.

By Jazmin, 1st grade
[photo by Tim Noonan via flickr]

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