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Granfather don't cry, change is all around us

As we close poetry month, I decided to do it with a bang. Yearly, the Spanish club at our school hosts a poetry reading from any language you may choose, but the method it's been done is so boring that I decided to spice things up a bit. If you know any other language than ENG you will be asked to join. No way around that. I did a Native American poem title, "Please don't cry grandfather" by Charles Phillip Whitedog, a Native American. I CAN say that as soon as I walked into the hall the event were to take place,

I was so nervous!  

It didn't help that I was the only one dressed up in costume, then I thought, "I wanted to do something different and I will do it, I will." I did. I tell all people this: Never let your fear decide your fate.

When It came time to perform my poetry, I give thanks to my right hand gal. Her name is Carla Gringola, the Spanish TA of the year. She hails from Argentina and she is freakin fanstastic, I tell you. She gave me a hand by translating the poem in spanish, as I read in English. (The poem was originally written in English), but as we talked I found myself acting. Calling "Granfather" to el profesor and other older men in attendance. i cried, i begged and tore down my need to feel imbarrassed all in the name of acting.

haha. I had lots of fun too!



I wasn't so sure I had it in me, thankfully people, like, Carla were there to support me.


                                                Here is the poem in its entirety for you curious souls:


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