Day of the Dead started as a way to celebrate and embrace the dead.
Calavera poems are short poems recited on Day of the Dead that take a humorous approach on the holiday. It is an imaginary obituary in which someone or something still living or deceased is poked fun at. They describe qualities or funny stories we remember about the deceased and those still alive.
Our after school club members participated in a poem competition, where they competed their poems against one another. Only one club member came out on top.
Here is the winner's calavera poem:
"Sirenita Ariel persigeme hasta los leones
hasta que te canses
las serpientes te comerán si no te cansas
y le seguirás corriendo para atraparme has los leones
y se despertaran los leones
te van a comer y el príncipe no te encontrara para siempre"