this poem for those of you who came to the United States for a brighter future.
I Believe by Monse Mora
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.
believe my momma shouldn’t have to work 3 jobs JUST, because I wasn’t born in
I believe that being an immigrant shouldn’t stop me from reaching my full