My Pobre Brown Brother

root - Posted on 28 July 2003

A Poem in honor of Cesar Chavez Day

by Maurice Guiterrez/Youth Po’ Poet (15)

In this time of war – I only believe Cesar

Solo creo que Cesar

In this time of terror-ism perpetrated by lying
governments who have been lying to us
since before I was born

I only believe Cesar-

Solo creo que Cesar

My poor brown brainwashed brother is dying in Iraq-

my pobre brown father died in
Nam – and my grandfather died trying to come here in a bus full of other poor
migrant workers –

They all died – they were all lied (to)

and now I only believe in you Cesar

And you Cesar.. aren’t even here –


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