Montserrat Mora

 
 

I wrote this poem for those of you who came to the United States for a brighter future. I Believe by Monse Mora

I Believe

I Believe…

 

            I believe we all have a say.

 

            I believe we are all the same no matter where we were born, or where we were raised or whom we hang out with.

 

            I believe we all have rights and that I can be anything I want to be, as long as I work hard for it. I don’t need a 3x2 piece of paper to prove who I am or what I’m capable of.

 

            I believe that I have the right to an education... but WHY am I being deprived from it? Is it because I wasn’t born here? or because my family only earns enough to survive on a weekly basis.

 

            I believe I have the same rights as an American Citizen should have… people don’t understand how hard it is to live in a country that not only doesn’t want you here, but talks trash on you. Saying things like “Stupid Mexican go back to where you came from, “ when in reality they were once immigrants. They live in a land that their ancestors stole.

 

            I believe that if I work hard for my education then I shouldn’t be any less privileged from it.

 

            I believe I shouldn’t have to work twice as hard for an education just because I don’t posses a Nine (9)-digit number.

 

            I believe learning is important. Knowledge is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted. Children all over the world go through a serious of obstacles just to get an elementary education.

 

I believe my momma shouldn’t have to work 3 jobs JUST, because I wasn’t born in this country.

 

            I believe that being an immigrant shouldn’t stop me from reaching my full potential.

 

we ARE equal.

and THIS… I believe.