Tag: House on Mango street

Where I am From Poem

Based on Poem George Ella Lyon Poem link:

 

http://teacher.scholastic.com/writeit/PDF/lyon.pdf

 

 

 

I am from Guatemala, the land of eternal spring

From  more  a small country with more than 365 different types of bears and

from the Swiss Alps

I am from the heart of the Mayan civilization, Tikal

impressive pyramids, remarkable beauty ,

surrounded by sound of Toucans and smell of trees

I am from La Ceiba tree

firm,powerful and tall

I’m from  fireworks on the Christmas eve

family gathering on the Christmas day all of us  are happy  

From  Abuelo Byron  and  Abuelita Gloria

I’m from the exploring and travelling all over the world learning new languages

From Should be proud to be Chapin (from Guatemala)

I’m from a catholic baptism,but not really practising any religion

I’m from Guatemala the place of Tamales and family

From My Great grandfather  from  Island of Symi in Greece, to Belgium to look for a better life

From My Grandmother Frances, born in the UK during the second world war lived in Italy, Belgium and now in Switzerland

From photo albums in the bookshelf, hiding my identity

 

Image result for guatemala symbol

 

 

 

 

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Letter to Cathy

Dear Cathy,

 

I did not like  the things you said to me earlier. In the neighborhood.  I found it very

offensive the way you express about the area where we live and the people who live here and are my friends.Your comments were not very pleasant to hear. You did not introduce me to anyone in the downloadneighborhood.  When you told me that mango street was bad and that the people were not

 

not nice that was not nice  to hear from you. The things you said about mango street and how it

 

is getting bad  I did not like to hear that from you because I have just moved to mango street and I thought it

 

Was  going to be a pleasant neighborhood.  I did not like the thing you said about the

 

neighborhood getting bad and that you want to move out. Imagine someone who just moved

 

In into the neighborhood that’s not something really nice to say because that does not make me

 

feel that I should stay on mango street.

 

What also bothered me what also bothered me is that

 

you said that the people in mango street where no nice and that does not make me feel like

 

staying in mango street because I want to have friends. And now that you want to move from

 

mango street because you said that the neighborhood was getting bad did not make me feel

 

that well and made me think about moving from my old house to mango street.I was filled with

 

joy but then when I heard the comments about what you said made regret my decision.

 

what also bothered me is that you think you are above everyone in the neighborhood.

 

when you told me that you were related to the great queen of France did not make

 

me feel well. You said you could be my friend only until next tuesday. That is not

 

showing true friendship.

 

What also really bothered me was how you described girls raggedy as

 

rats.Those girls are my friends and they are loyal friends. This comment bothered my feelings

 

more than anything.

 

You said the neighborhood is getting bad because of the latinos .

 

that comment was really offensive because I am a Latino but that does not mean we are all

 

bad people. Those were some of the comments that really offended me.

 

Best Regards,
Esperanza