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The Lone Star This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   La Estrella SolitariaShe's surrounded.Surrounded by the evil force withinhis corrupt soul.She's plagued.Plagued with hunger and povertyHer people deprivedof everyday necessities.She's oppressed.Oppressed by his burningdesire for power.A power that shreds family unityand brings forth a passionate hatredto the sweetest of hearts.Cuba,My mother country.My home.He is Castro, the oppressorHe brings about the plaguesHe is the one who surrounds her!She stands alone: The Lone StarHoping for the dayWhen he is no more.by Mark Iglesias, Stoughton, MA


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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