Sad and Outcasted Girl
I am sweet as honey, pouring out with respect.
Gentle as a blanket, protected from the rough air.
Tall as a tree that will never be cut down.
On the outside,
I am smart, kind, and shy.
On the inside,
I am lonely, scared, and sad.
I feel something is missing inside.
I dream that my future will be successful.
I wonder if my family will be proud of me,
for doing the best job I can.
I am from making tortillas with my mom.
Playing with my aunt's cat.
My grandparents who are wise,
teaching me about our culture.
Proud of my heritage,
There was a time when I went to Mexico to visit my family.
I felt sad, lonely, and outcasted.
My cousins had grown without me.
New cousins I didn't even know.
I was in the middle of the youngest and oldest,
They thought I was different than them.
Being separated for years,
had made us strangers.
My heart is split.
Half in Mexico,
half in America.
My mom told me to use the time I had,
before returning home.
I felt like I had found what I was looking for.
When I feel an ache in my heart,
I remember the past is with me.
Angelica is in the fifth grade at Sunnyside Elementary School.