lunes, 27 de agosto de 2007

Primeras líneas: I Am Joaquín

De Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales



Yo soy Joaquín, perdido en un mundo de confusión:
I am Joaquín, lost in a world of confusion,
caught up in the whirl of a gringo society,
confused by the rules, scorned by attitudes,
suppressed by manipulation, and destroyed by modern society.
My fathers have lost the economic battle
and won the struggle of cultural survival.
And now! I must choose between the paradox of victory of
the spirit, despite physical hunger,
or to exist in the grasp of American social neurosis,
sterilization of the soul and a full stomach.
Yes, I have come a long way to nowhere,
unwillingly dragged by that monstrous, technical,
industrial giant called Progress and Anglo success....
I look at myself.
I watch my brothers.
I shed tears of sorrow. I sow seeds of hate.
I withdraw to the safety within the circle of life
-- MY OWN PEOPLE

1 comentario:

Angie Sandino dijo...

Pues como te dije en el anterior comentario... muy interesante y a la vez reflexiva... me gusta el nombre mezclado en el ingles, diciendo a gritos la raiz hispana que no se puede negar...

besos...

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