Monsters Inc. By Arminé Arjona

Saturday, June 11, 2011 8:05 AM

This poem was written by Arminé Arjona, a poet from Cd. Juarez. She read it at today's march. Translation by Gabriela Perez.

Monsters Inc.

Ignorados / Ignored

Marginados / Marginalized

Pisoteados / Stepped on

Olvidados / Forgotten

Exiliados / Exiled

Violentados / Violenced

Destruidos / Destroyed

Excluidos / Excluded

del pasado / from the past

del futuro / from the future

del presente / from the present

emergieron de las sombras / they emerged amongst the shadows

con una rabia demente / with an insane anger

que apabulla y nos asombra / that overtakes us  and surprises us

embistiendonos de frente / taking us head on

La violencia hoy no asola / Violence doesn't come alone

nos espanta y nos desola de manera deprimente / it depresingly scares and isolates us

El daño fue permanente pa morir hacemos cola: / the damage was permanent and we stand in line to die

sus balas son incluyentes / bullets don't discrimate.

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