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When you were in preschool you learned how to write your name

The letters R.U.B.E.N

O.R.L.A.N.D.O

B.E.N.I.T.E.Z

But were you writing your name or were you writing letters

Never thinking your name would turn into a number

People called you by Ruben & Mr. Benitez

But did you appreciate that!?

Did you appreciate a name!?

Did you appreciate letters

You can put two letters together to make a word but do you really understand the meaning of the word if you broke up the letters

But now people identify you by a number

The Number 182157

But we were taught a number was just a number

It's not a name

it's not a person

it's not you

The number 182157 will forever stay 182157

But you!?

You will forever stay my father!

 

 

Author Krystalyn Marie Benitez

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