Yet They Forget

They tell us to go back
And yet they forget
They tell us to crawl back to where misery sets
They tell us, that our land is full of chaos and pain
They tell us to go back, we are not welcome again
Yet they forget, that our land is sick because of them
Our misery was created
Violence, war, poverty, too real to forget
They tell us to go back
Yet they forget
When we get here, we are told to assimilate
To forget who we are
Like immigrants can forget
Yet they forget that we were here first than them
They tell us to go back
That they will pay to help
They will build schools, orphanages, hospitals, and care
With the money given to us, by them
Yet they forget that the money was ours and that we are the ones that cared
They tell us to go back Yet they forget, that the walls they raise are something to be ashamed
They tell us that God loves us
That salvation is at our grasp
Yet they forget
That the God they preach, accepts, loves, and cares
Jesus accepted the least, and loved the less
Healed the wounds, and changed the pain
They tell us to go back
Yet they forget, that the God they preach
Prefers us and not them
Refugees, immigrants, and many displaced
God loves us all,
And yet they forget!

Dedicated to the millions of refugees and immigrant in the U.S. and abroad. Let us never forget!!

 

Y SIN EMBARGO SE LES OLVIDA

Nos dicen que regresemos  
y sin embargo se olvidan
Nos dicen que nos regresemos arrastrados a nuestro lugar de la miseria
Nos dicen que nuestra tierra está llena de caos y dolor
Nos dicen que regresemos, no somos bienvenidos de nuevo. 
Sin embargo, se olvidan de que nuestra tierra está enferma a causa de ellos
Nuestra miseria fue creada 
Violencia, guerra, pobreza, demasiado real para olvidarla
Nos dicen que volvamos 
Sin embargo, se olvidan
Cuando llegamos aquí, nos dicen que nos asimilemos 
Que tenemos que olvidar quiénes somos
Como si los inmigrantes pudieran olvidar Sin embargo, se olvidan de que nosotros estábamos aquí primero que ellos
Nos dicen que regresemos, 
que pagarán para ayudarnos
Construirán escuelas, orfanatos, hospitales y nos darán cuidado
Todo con dinero dado por ellos
Sin embargo, se olvidan de que ese dinero era nuestro, y que nosotros somos los que de verdad se preocupan por ellos
Nos dicen que regresemos Sin embargo, se olvidan de que los muros que levantan son algo para avergonzarse
Nos dicen que Dios nos ama, 
Y que la salvación está a nuestro alcance
Sin embargo, se olvidan de 
que el Dios que predican, acepta, ama y cuida
Jesús aceptó y amo a los desamparados y a los más pequeños
curo sus heridas, y cambió su dolor
Nos dicen que regresemos
Sin embargo, se olvidan de que el Dios que predican nos prefiere a nosotros y no a ellos.
Refugiados, inmigrantes y muchos desplazados
Dios nos ama a todos, 
y sin embargo, ellos olvidan!

Dedicado a los millones de refugiados e inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos y en el extranjero. ¡¡No los olvidemos nunca!!

2 thoughts on “Yet They Forget”

  1. Love this poem! Who wrote it? Where did you get it from? Stanzas that resonated with me were: “we are not welcome again”, “Yet they forget, that our land is sick because of them”, and “When we get here, we are told to assimilate
    To forget who we are”.

    1. Thank you Santos! The Poem was written by Jonathan D. Sanchez, a contributor to this Blog. Glad you were able to enjoy it!!

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