We Are the Children of The Jaguar

Columbus day is coming soon. I cannot stop thinking what would our lives, as natives, would have been without the spanish influence. The occupation and destruction of our great cultures  and nations is our legacy. We as natives of this great American continent must not forget on this columbus day that we are as big and important as any European nation. Therefore, I have written this poem “to commemorate the so called finding of America.”

Children of the Jaguar

By Gerardo Pacheco

 

we’re the children of the Jaguar

left to live to rot to dream in the jungle

 

at night, we follow the Jaguar’s shadow

through the underworld

 

we speak to the dead

we listened to their feeble hearts beat

like butterflies flapping their wings

 

some smile too glad to see us

others cry and shriek like crows do

too fearful to see our father

the Jaguar walk among the dead

 

all night, we follow the Jaguar

through this labyrinth of bones and shadows

 

we wear the Jaguar’s coat

for protection, so mother Death knows

we’re the children of the Jaguar

 

day and night, we wait in the jungle

chewing and gnawing our fathers’ bones

until the sun breaks our spell

 

day and night, we wait for the sun

wearing the Jaguar’s skin

we are the children of the Jaguar

 

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