Dreamer

I live in a foreign country, I call my home.

                                               During the day I walk behind invisible walls,

                                         And at night, I creep like an alien in your child’s nightmares.

                                But in my mind, I fly high, above the walls society builds.

 

What would I change?

I would break the chains that imprison undocumented students.

Set them free to dream and fly.

 

Behind those invisible walls I dream,

I dream about the freedom and equality I hope to share.

I dream of a foreign country I am proud to call my home.

I dream of a life outside these prejudiced walls, of a home where my voice is heard.

 

What would I change?

I would break the chains that imprison undocumented students.

Set them free to dream and fly.

 

 

    I was raised in the fields working beside my parents.

     At school I was taught that my skin color set my limits.

But I still dream, because this is my home, because

I was taught about a system of equal opportunity.

 

What would I change?

I would break the chains that imprison undocumented students.

Set them free to dream and fly.

 

 

Today I still dream.

I dream about going to college.

I dream of a future that many of my peers will share.

I have the potential to do great things for this country, for my country.

 

What would I change?

I would break the chains that imprison undocumented students.

Set them free to dream and fly.

 

So, when people look at me, I am not afraid.

I know who I am; I am Jacqueline Giselle Chavez; a DREAMER.

So, when people hear my last name and ask “Chavez, like Hugo Chavez

 The once dictator of Venezuela,” I respond, “No like Cesar Chavez, the DREAMER, the FIGHTER!”

 

What would I change?

I would break the chains that imprison undocumented students.

Set them free to dream and fly.

 

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