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Selena Yanez, Duck Story Contest Winner (Poem)
Selena Yanez, Duck Story Contest Winner (Poem)
Monday, November 23, 2020

Madre Preciosa

Madre Preciosa, you are important to me,

An unlikely hero, who is strong as can be,

Fights demons within and assures hijos with a smile,

A hidden smile, that masquerades her struggles, 

of money, fear, and power 

3am in the fields,

Working hard for her hijos,

In hopes of a dream that they will one day be someone,

 Madre Preciosa,

You'd die for your kids,

Your heart and soul is contracted by them,

Like a duck you are resilient,

You put on a strong face for your children, 

And say estoy bien in the happiest tone,

When in reality you are broken.

Madre Preciosa,

I know you are strong,

The day will come where I will be number one,

For you and you only I work hard for you,

And vow that your work pays off for me,

The struggles that you've endured shaped who you are,

Madre Preciosa,

You are more than just a hero,

You're a beam of hope for your hijos,

Rest assured your hijos notice you, 

And know you inside and out,

Madre Preciosa,

Let this be known, 

That everyone hears this story, 

Of a forgotten latina mom.

By: Selena Yanez, AHS