Monday, March 22, 2010

Grijalva's Poem of Hate

 Here's a poem he wrote in 1969 at the beginning of his political career, referencing the ignorance of his anglo peers at school:

a friend
see him reaching for your soul
he hasn’t felt your clammy
hand of hate
he hasn’t heard you call
him spic
nor ever thinks you should
his father weeds your garden
and picks your fruits
and you bestow on him intolerance
and lies
he dreams of being you
but you’ve agreed he
never will

A representative for all of district 9? A community organizer? Or an angry partisan with a liberal agenda.

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