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Adios Mexico
by Dale Clark

Thursday, June 29, 2006
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Adios Mexico


Hasta La Vista


He mounts up, heading north
towards the Rio Grand


leaving the sadness behind
suyo novio es muy linda
as is suyo Mexico


The history behind her
is sad and sorrowful
Civilizations have fell
great sacrifice will tell
Her ruins show


the lives of sorrow
the conquering race
leaving Mexico no grace


El vaquero es muy bueno
Su caballo es su historia


He goes to work on a ranch
in Norte America
leaving behind suyo legado


Mexico is cruel and good
yet he has to go
leaving behind no future


Suyo Mexico es muy linda
ella dolar es humidad


He wishes for grace
looking for a way to live
for Mexico to survive


©Dale Clark


 


 

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Reviewed by Marie Wadsworth 7/9/2006
very rhythmic and melodic. It reminded me of those Marty Robbins songs like "El Paso." It has tradition and that old folk feeling. There is a mispelling. Rio Grande.
Well done!
Reviewed by L. Figgins 6/29/2006
This is write of exquisite tenderness and reflective of what makes us, all of us, HUMAN. It is particulary poignant because I just watched the film, "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" starring Tommy Lee Jones. Compare the wistfulness and meloncholy to the Irish forced to leave their homeland to survive durning the potato famine and those who emigrated here during both world wars and the Africans forced into slavery. They faced their share of the bile expressed below and the resultant misery. I'm sorry that this poem can't be seen for what it is, Dale. Reminds me of a song sung in accompanyment to a sad guitar. One of your very best. Gracias, mi amigo...
Reviewed by Dale Clark 6/29/2006
Basically this isn't an anti or pro immigration
piece. I merely point out the sadness of the
peoples in that country, there history seems to
point that out. I won't make political statements
per se though I have my opinions also. So...just
to say I don't wish to offend anyone for that matter.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 6/29/2006
I Dare You Come Live Come Live In Los Angelese Sleazy,California,i.e. It's Disease (Illegals) Must Be Eradicated-Yep Adios Mexicanos...

Give Them All Birth Control Pills...

We Are Not Gatekeepers Of World-Satan Devil Is...

Que Pasa El Locos...

TRASK
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/29/2006
No easy answers, Dale; they want a better way of life, but at what price? An excellent, thought provoking pen.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/29/2006
Not all people who come here to work are bad, but they ARE breaking the law; this is what we need to remember and deal with this problem as soon as possible. There are no easy answers to this problem, but I do favor closing the borders and sending the lawbreakers (criminals, those who are found to have criminal activity in their history) back to where they come from. I am also for having them learn English and learn the laws of our land if they choose to work or live here. Great write on a timely topic; thank you!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/29/2006
SHort from those very funny words I think this is a great piece Dale!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/29/2006
This is a grand poem depicting the plight of so many who come here from Mexico. There are no easy answers. Two of my neighbors who are now good friends, came here illegally many many years ago. They are two of the hardest working people I know, and a joy to be with. We need to cut back on illegal immigrants,but hopefully find a way that doesn't punish good people.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/29/2006
My Spanish is pretty rusty and I keep fixing on the "muy linda" bits.... of course, makes me think a) great personality and b) great poetry... could be said of both, I guess! Sorry to be such a dumbo, but I like the Spanglish and it further accentuates the pain that such a sovereign state and way of life should be stripped and robbed of its identity... if I've read this right. So painful when a land is no longer able to sustain its loyal and faithful sons... Mucho sympatico y bella, Dale... con o sin Linda!! :)) Besos, Kate (... remembered that one!!) xx
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/29/2006
Lots of painful truth here, amigo; and once upon a time, the entire Western part of the United States belonged to Old Mexico until we invaded it, and took it for our own.
Reviewed by Sue Hess 6/29/2006
its a proud old country but the living there is hard from what i have seen
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 6/29/2006
(((Nice pen))))
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