Diana Euyoque

Rookie - 32 Points (November 15,1993 / Quitupan, Jalisco, Mexico)

Immigration Sonnet - Poem by Diana Euyoque

They fled those who treated them like scum
Bees they have become; flying rose to rose
From across the world these poor souls have come
Working like slaves with sweat upon their brows.
Past the rapid rivers and steep mountains
Across the ocean and the desert, too.
In great hopes to drink from Golden fountains
Their willingness has managed to break through.
All they have is the hopes and dreams they made.
When they decided to make the journey
Oblivious to the game being played,
All they yearned for was to at least be free.
Immigrants, for a new life, theirs they have lost;
Their lives mean nothing if that is the cost.

Comments about Immigration Sonnet by Diana Euyoque

  • (4/5/2012 12:20:00 PM)

    It does not speak of just UNDOCUMENTED people, it talks about all immigrants. (Report) Reply

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  • Juan Olivarez (5/6/2011 5:21:00 PM)

    I am of Spanish origin myself, and though I sympathize with the plight of the ILLEGAL immigrants, they are not treated like slaves here in this country. As a matter of fact they get more benefits than the citizens of this country. A while back my wife was denied care at a hospital, but the doctor told us, tell them you have no social security number that you are a mexican citizen and they will take care of you. We left. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 6, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, May 6, 2011

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