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We Are Not People

Serbal Vidrio latin american

Part of a series on latin american poems

Originally Written by Hugo Jamioy Juagibioy

We are not people from an alien world

longing to keep living;

we are not people from a land

from which tomorrow they will say

we left.

We are not a people brought from other places,

our roots are here.

We are men of the trees, we are a people, we are a community

born of the depths of the earth,

trees walking through the place

inherited from our taitas,

people caring for harmony and the balance of nature,

a people constructing a home

for our children

so they may live happily and naturally.

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