El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla

You don’t know

about the fifth of May

do you?

I didn’t.

You think your freedom was

earned only by

you,

your freedom

yes.

El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla.

Next time you want to talk about

“them Mexicans”,

well sir

don’t.

Without them Mexicans at Puebla

King is a slave

Michael Jordan never plays basketball,

and we fat Americans are more racist than we already are.

Without them Mexicans at Puebla

we’re not here talking about

freedom.

On Cinco De Mayo

you

call your Mexican friends

you

find one.

Viva Mexico!

 

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david michael jackson April 20, 2012 dave@artvilla.com
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This is my El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla poem this year. It is harsh on a day which is to be celebrated. In some ways the poet is sorry but it needed saying. Without this battle the south might have won the civil war. Those words alone should make all Americans from Alaska to Argentina rejoice on this day.
Happy Cinco De Mayo everybody!