WHY I’M GRATEFUL AS HELL
I’m grateful for my parents because
It’s not easy coming from another country
To a country that’s not your country.
It has being one of the toughest things
And, the most challenging decision
Me and my family have gone through.
And, it’s a thing I never wanted to do
I never wanted to come to the United
States to start a new life.
I didn’t ask for a new life but the chance was
given and I crossed the border with my mother
And, my siblings at the age of 7.
I remember every single detail from the top
Of my head my mother saying we were leaving
And that we were finally going to see my father.
I remember hugging my grandmother so tight
Begging her to not let my mom take me with her
Because I never asked for this.
Now that years have passed I now realize that
My mom just wanted the best for my siblings and I.
I’m grateful because thanks to my parents I am where
I am right now and what I’m doing is for them.
I want to make my parents proud because they brought
Me and my siblings from Mexico at such a young age while
Leaving people behind just to have a better future.
It’s been 10 years and I still remember the day I stepped
My foot inside our first home in the United States.
The house we first moved into felt like everything
I ever imagined, my very first room was in that house
With a huge bed, while back in Mexico
I would sleep in the floor with my siblings covered with thin covers.
I’m grateful because thanks to my parent’s strength I am
Where I am today living under a roof and having food to eat.
I’m grateful for the life I live every single day and the things
That occur to me and make me want to be a better person in life.
I’m grateful for living the way I do.
I’m grateful I crossed the border.Tags: family Grateful Life Academy of Health and Bioscience MemoirPoem memories
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