Knowing my children will own your house soon

I’m all around you, but you don’t see me much.
I clean your toilets at night when you’re away.
I mow your grass in the scorching heat all day.
I lay brick when you’re watching TV on game day.

I see you around town on my one day off.
We shop together buying goods from the same stores.
I take my family to church on Sundays, too.
Just down the street from the diner by you.

Our kids go to school together you know.
When they were young they would play forever.
As they aged they began to grow apart.
I don’t know why because they both love art.

I teach my kids to respect this country.
As they resist learning the language I grew up with.
We try to buy them Disney and Sony so they know.
The same things that make your kids glow.

I also save some money and send it to
Our family members who are starving plenty.
As we sock away pennies, we buy them time.
The lack of jobs and high crime is why

We came here to work and earn a dime.
Now I grow old and my back is not strong.
I think of all the grass I’ve mowed and toilets I’ve cleaned.
If I had to do it all over again I would.

I thank God as I tuck my little girls into bed.
To think of the things they can do with their lives now.
I’m just a broken old man trying to earn his keep.
I might be illegal but my girls are not, Chief.

I hear of you talking about illegal immigrants getting health care.
I know you are protesting my Mexican and Latino heritage.
I know you don’t think of Canadians or the Swedish this way.
I know you are speaking of me and my people today.

You know this land was ours way before the Europeans.
Our nations evolved from the great migration through Alaska.
We evolved into nations and our people lived here simply.
Then the Europeans came here and stole all our land.

Now we sneak in through the Rio Grande.
You might call us wetbacks, but I don’t much mind.
Because I know my sweat is building not just your country but mine.
Like it or not we will be the majority soon.

The sooner you face this the better for all our people.
And I teach my children when this change happens
To remember that your families came here as immigrants too.
That one day we won’t be just Hispanics and Aliens to you.

That one day we will all be Americans.  That you must face.
And that we are all part of the same human race.
But for now I’ll mow your grass and clean some more toilets.
Knowing my children will own your house soon without disgrace.

Comments

  • Brittancus

    This is the amount of incredulous influence the–OPEN BORDER–lobbyists (business power brokers and ethnic zealots)) have on certain Democratic devious rabble? Once again the senate top echelon have huddled secretly (BEHIND CLOSED DOORS), recklessly placing E-Verify worker identification system in jeopardy. The obnoxious

    R-O-P-E Senate group as its being called on the Internet and nationwide, who are marked as Reid, Obama, Pelosi Emmanuel have indifferently pushed American Workers in the background, allowing the millions of illegal aliens to take their jobs. They have driven into the ground amendments from appearing in the final Homeland Security “conference committee” bill. They eradicated–ANY CHANCE–of a Senate’s permanent authorization of the E-Verify program.

    They have religiously under-funded, undermined the Senate’s mandate to beef up and complete the final 300 mile Mexican border fence. Then again it was never the original border wall as designed by Rep. Duncan Hunter. Illegal Aliens would have first had to scale the–FIRST–fence, run across the two lane highway for the Border Patrol vehicles, then scale an identical–SECOND FENCE. Under funded and weakened just like E-Verify, the police 287(g) arrest and detainment and ceasing the massive ICE raids. Finally the ROPE group strangled the Senate (already) passed ability of countrywide businesses to run their previous hires employees through E-Verify. So you can guess this is a harbinger to drop on the AMERICAN WORKER YET ANOTHER ULTIMATELY EXPENSIVE BLANKET AMNESTY. THOSE TAXPAYERS WILL BE FORCED TO PICK UP A TRILLION DOLLAR TAB. Be advised that Reid D-NV , Pelosi D-CA have one of the largest population of illegal immigrants in the country, who they are subservient too. Remember to expend your frustration and anger at 202-224-3121on your lawmakers. They are juggling with millions of American Workers job lifeline, by pandering to people who shouldn’t even be here?

    MY SUGGESTION IS DON”T BUY ANY SERVICES FROM BUSINESS THAT DOESN’T DISPLAY THE E-VERIFY PLACARD. Remember the real conniving happens in rooms hidden from the public awareness in conference committees. In addition, Remember Harry Reid as an incumbent Senator who carries the blemish of being anti-American Worker, Anti-Sovereignty must not be re-elected. Speaker Pelosi must go? So must Emmanuel? They have proved they cannot be trusted As NUMBERSUSA president says,” With no chance now of E-Verify dying in any minute, because they couldn’t annul the 3 year extension? The pro-amnesty forces no longer can try to use it as a bargaining chip. States, counties, cities and businesses can now be quite confident that they can set policy based on the E-Verify program being around.” IT’S NOT PERMANENT YET THANKS TO ROPE. This group has given preference to illegal workers instead of the 15 million authorized AMERICAN WORKERS. COMPREHEND MORE OF THE CORRUPTION THAT CANNOT BE DENIED BY POLITICIANS AT JUDICIAL WATCH. NUMBERSUSA will explain in detail the consequences of the illegal immigration occupiers. CAPSWEB for OVERPOPULATION information.

  • Brittancus, I think you missed the point of the poem which leads me to believe you did not read it and were just randomly searching google for the keywords illegal aliens in order to post your speech to any blog you can. I’m glad you got a chance to vent. I hope you feel better now.

    I know I do for writing it.

  • it’s all a discussion of symptoms, and not the illness, which is a breakdown of human virtue, the loss of a shared set of principles which guide our debate, without which we are turned into people trying to yell the loudest.

    whether we like it or not, without an eventual agreement as to the terms of human justice, no amount of free-expression is going to help. because all sides have a logic to them, even the crazy right wing makes sense if you don’t look at any other perspectives.

    in some way, there is a point to national border sanctity, but the realm within which the so-called ‘debate’ is occurring is a mess. philosophically nobody has really thought any of this through. should we let anybody who wants to cross our border come in? should we not think about the ramifications for a national economy? what are our responsibilities to neighbors?

    these are questions without hard answers, and we would all benefit from acknowledging the true scope of the problems. the amount of certainty out there is the biggest indicator of true ignorance.

    akbar

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