Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Where I am from

Where I am From

I am from the scent of freesias, from the smell of steel and soil.
I am from the Andean Plateau, windy harsh weather
I am from the coca leaf that heals and the potatoes that my people eat.
I am from my hard-working people and Aymara traits.
From Miriam and Joaquin, and my uncle Felix who left us when he was a child.

I am from the determined people and strict ones.
From "study hard to succeed" and believe in God because He loves you
I am from “Cristo Rey” where my Catholicism became real
I am from high sacred mountains, from quinoa and chuño.

From the woman who gave up her dreams and makes me feel that I am still a child, and the man who stayed with me and made me strong.

I am from the old photo album where my parents hold hands, and I show a smile. I am from a photo album that was left behind in the past.


  1. This is beautiful language, full of great detail and emotion. Are you from South America? I don't know how I missed that when I visited before! Anyways, are you looking for feedback on the things you post here?

  2. Hi Cheryl!
    Sorry for not having replied earlier. I'd love to have your feedback.
    I'm from Bolivia. I hope you'll have the chance to visit South America in the future. I'm sure you'll love it.
    Thanks for having read what I wrote. I'm a little bit shy about my writing, so I would really appreciate to have any kind of feedback.