Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Sunday, February 5, 2017

I am the immigrant-I am an American



Bury me in a pine box
breathless yet breathing.
I won't leave,
I won't go.
I rested my weary head
on her shoulders.
Her courage,
became my own.
I swam in her oceans,
I climb her hills and mountains.
I swore my loyalty,
my allegiance.
Her flag engraved across
my heart,
the stars and stripes my own.
I brimmed with emotion
and devotion.
Her outstretched arms
embraced me,
took me in.
She whispered words of inclusion,
she roared words of freedom
and love.
I am not a stranger,
this is my home.
I am an American,
I won't leave,
I won't go.

24 comments:

  1. One of your best, Ayala. Your words move my heart, especially her resting her weary head on her shoulders. I can feel the fatigue and relief of the weary refugee in search of home.

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  2. Her dirt is my dirt. "I won't leave, I won't go."

    Your poem echoes the song in my heart.

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  3. This is a beautiful poem singing the immigrants song.

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  4. Reads like an anthem....lovely.

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  5. Well said indeed, as all deserve to stay where it is home.

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  6. Very heartfelt and moving poem. Thanks. k.

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  7. A poem for our times! Those last few lines are the words of many in this day.....we all need to resist!

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  8. Bravo! What can be said about this masterpiece? It speaks myriads.

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  9. Powerful writing! An important piece!

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  10. Thanks for writing this verse, Ayala. Timely tribute.

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