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Old 02-06-2005
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Legal Alien
by Pat Mora

Bi-lingual, Bi-cultural,
able to slip from "How's life?"
to "Me'stan volviendo loca,"
able to sit in a paneled office
drafting memos in smooth English,
able to order in fluent Spanish
at a Mexican restaurant,
American by hyphenated,
viewed by Anglos as perhaps exotic,
perhaps inferior, definitely different,
viewed by Mexicans as alien,
(their eyes say, "You may speak
Spanish but you're not like me")
an American to Mexicans
a Mexican to Americans
a handy token
sliding back and forth
between the fringes of both worlds
by smiling
by masking the discomfort
of being prejudged
Bi-laterally.


This poem talks about what many Chicanos feel like, atleast that's my opinion.
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Pat Mora is a good poet.

I have one of her poetry books, autographed.


She writes some good stuff.
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American by hyphenated,
viewed by Anglos as perhaps exotic,
perhaps inferior, definitely different,
viewed by Mexicans as alien,
(their eyes say, "You may speak
Spanish but you're not like me")

YES. when i speak spanish its weird and when i speak english i have a little accent. me voy a quedar muda!!!!
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You have done a good question, it’s really interesting. If you get any good reply, so please let me know. So I’ll also get some good idea.
Thanks for your future help.
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I've never seen this before but I feel it. Props to Pat Mora
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yup good stuff
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Kinda similar to the Alien that's been raised in the US since early childhood.....
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*BUMP*

I wasn't a member when this was first posted and I guess I missed it when I first joined.

I liked it!
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Where's the LIKE button?
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