El Chicano

December 31, 2010
By jillian021993 BRONZE, Washington, District Of Columbia
jillian021993 BRONZE, Washington, District Of Columbia
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You smell like Black N' Milds.
The ones you sneak from your brother's dresser in the mornings.
Champagne and grape and strawberry.
Inhale and exhale the poison that cuts your life a just little shorter.
One second, two seconds, three seconds, one more.
You smell like red and white and green.
Like the serpent and the eagle.
Like the Aztec Pyramid at St. Cecilia.
Like Cinco de Mayo on a Sunday.
Chicano. Mexicano. Pick your title.
You've earned it.
Paint your ancestors onto the canvas.
Bring them to modern day.
Tezcatlipoca, son of Ometeotl.
Tlaloc, god of rain, fertility, and water.
Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent.
¬°Un recuerdo para ellos de gloria!
A reminder for them of glory!
Remind them that they are still here.
Apart of you. Apart of you. Apart of you.

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece for my Poetry class at school. The assignment was to write a series of three poems and decided to call my series "The Ex-Boyfriend Series."

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on Jan. 19 2011 at 3:44 pm
OliverTwist BRONZE, Alexandria, Louisiana
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Great job! My mom is Latina, so I really enjoyed all the cultural references. You're talented, keep writing.




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