Field of Green

Location

29154
United States
33° 52' 48.0504" N, 80° 25' 17.49" W
Alexis Penuelas 
 
5318 Barbados Circle
 
Stockton,CA. 95210
 
 
(209)993-7013
 
FIELD OF GREEN
 
Myriads of weary faces challenge the fiery son
 
Patrolling the everlasting fields of green 
 
Most work to nurture their young 
 
And to prepare to fulfill unwritten destinies 
 
The journey of the silver ladder is useless 
 
For it is a much traveled path 
 
Our capitalistic country is not toothless
 
And having little subjects you to the elite's wrath 
 
With weeping eyes I witnessed 
 
The clashing of worlds between two 
 
The sun and moon are not betrothed 
 
They're not meant to say " I Do's" 
 
But alas the season of summer of 2002 was ripe 
 
And the yelling of the alarm clock began 
 
For at least a bike I had to ride afar
 
So into the everlasting field of green I ran 
 
I never liked to see her out of sight 
 
She always whispered "I'll be back" 
 
Damn, that cursed light! 
 
The everlasting field of green I hated with all my might!
 
The seasons of toil are an endless struggle 
 
And my grandmother is slowly wilting away
 
But for her seeds she recharges and rebuttles 
 
Which is why I slave away for those grades to repay
 
I have grown resilient and strong 
 
Thank you for the time you have invested in me
 
Over the years we have forged an unbreakable bond 
 
Ama, one day, I swear I will free you from the everlasting fields of green!!
 
*"Ama" in spanish is short for "mom" or "grandma"
 
This poem is about: 
My family
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