A New Culture/ A Changed Life

I awoke from a dream

About everyone else

And not about me

I saw people struggle and fear

What brings happiness or tears?


At first, I was afraid

Afraid to open my mouth

Or of not being strong enough


Vi los desafíos de los que cruzan las fronteras para salvar sus familias


I labored to learn their language and their culture

Traté de ayudarles tener vidas magníficas

by saving them from their ultimate destructor


Because there is a war here

Not of words, ni espadas

But of decisions and destinies


Now I'm awake, in another reality

And me di cuenta

We make a family

No importa de donde somos

Sino a donde vamos


Ahorita no temo

But the war rages on


We must be strong.

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