Don’t be afraid! Speak Out!

Posted: October 21, 2010 in Manifesto, My town

Guadalupe, 13 years old.

In a town, scandals rise and fall, damage and abuse, kill and destroy. They have no heart, no feelings. They think they’re gods and masters of our lives. They invade us.  It rains and rains and nobody does anything.

At night, there are only scandals. The streets are now filled with unscrupulous people, in the corner there are 30, in the other 20. Kicks and blows, blood here and blood there like a hose destroyed by pain, anger and depression. What will we do? This town has no future. If people continue living with this fear they will die, and die without speaking out and without justice. Children are involved in the gangs; drugs and beer get into the body. Basta! Enough is enough. I can’t do this anymore; let us join our hands and fight.

Do not stay silent; think that if you do it, you’re an accomplice. When I opened my eyes there was a beautiful town and now that I open them is the opposite. All this fear on the streets, a lot of fear and despair is rumored.

They are like dogs hungry for hate and envy. They want to be better than us, but they do not know that they are worst.

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  1. […] Chantal: I developed this course for a four-week period, and it was a course about teaching kids to express their reality through words. I was going to work with just three or four literary genres, but when I got to the school it was just another world. I saw all these kids who are from 13 to 15 years old and they have an intellectual development of a kid in elementary school. So I would give them a poem and they wouldn’t understand anything, and they barely knew how to write. Now they are writing these stories that are talking about issues that not even some adults will go through in their lifetime. “At night, there are only scandals. The streets are now filled with unscrupulous people, in the corner there are 30, in the other 20. Kicks and blows, blood here and blood there like a hose destroyed by pain, anger and depression. What will we do? This town has no future. If people continue living with this fear they will die, and die without speaking out and without justice. Children are involved in the gangs; drugs and beer get into the body. Basta! Enough is enough. I can’t do this anymore; let us join our hands and fight. Guadalupe, 13 years old. […]

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