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Now I am angry,
Angry for can not be like others,
And my anger is only the shape of my scare,
Scare for be frustrated,
For can not compete with the rest of the people in one place, where I am now;

I am crying thousand of rivers ,
I have to recognize my mistakes,
Write and think in a different language,
My own words in my own world paint my feelings in Spanish,
I born in Spanish!
I grew up in Spanish!
I would like to die in Spanish,

The destiny brought me here,
Where my Spanish thoughts stink,
And my feelings of love are reflected in the go and come of a pound;

Dying in English,
Shouting for the conception of love named god,
I am a shipwrecked given my last sights in a different languages,
I am dying in English, wishing doing in Spanish.

sara helen

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The following comments are for "dying in english"
by scaycho

spanish death
I love this poem, Sara. You speak with sensitivity and have an interesting turn of phrase. I like "feelings of love are reflected in the come and go of a pound;" that's very nice. Keep it up!


( Posted by: cybele [Member] On: November 28, 2003 )

spanish death
nice poem.. could use a little lower vocabulary sort of hard to fallow if you read it once but overall nice poem!

( Posted by: noonespecial [Member] On: December 23, 2003 )

i like this
you might be interested in jose garcia-villa. a very controversial poet that wrote in english, his second-language. with his country having been conquered by the americans, and his own people robbed of their culture, he sought to write in english to avenge that.

he distorted syntax, destroyed pacing of sentences, neglected sentence construction, andother conventional grammar rules. By becoming so adept in the second language that he broke its rules, he thinks he has avenged his country's pride.

( Posted by: webguy [Member] On: June 5, 2004 )

dying in english
I work for a hospice that is in the process of training spanish-speaking volunteers to work with those who are dying. I was very moved by your poem and I would love to use your poem (with your permission) to give to volunteers and/or put in our publications. Please email me at Thanks!

( Posted by: line9 [Member] On: June 23, 2004 )

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